An Overview of Benefits


Generous Time Off:

Paid Holidays

(10 per year + one personal day)

  1. New Year's Day
  2. Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day
  3. Presidents Day
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Independence Day
  6. Labor Day
  7. Veterans Day
  8. Thanksgiving Day
  9. Day After Thanksgiving
  10. Christmas Day
  11. One Personal Day

Vacation Time

Classified (Based on a 40-hour week)

  • Three weeks a year for the first three years; progressive to just over five weeks a year for 19 years and over

Unclassified

  • 23 days per calendar year (prorated for mid-year starts)

Sick Leave

In addition to Vacation Time (based on a 40-hour week)

Classified

  • Five days a year for the first three years; progressive up to seven and one-half days a year for six years and over

Unclassified

  • Ten days a year for the first three years; progressive up to fifteen days a year for seven years and over

Affordable Medical, Dental, Vision!

Our 2021-2022 premiums are listed below. Premiums are paid 24 of the 26 pay periods per year.

 

 

***Earn a $30.00 credit towards medical premiums per pay period when you earn the Wellness Incentive. 

To learn more about our medical plans, check out the 2021-2022 Benefits Guide found here.


Retirement and Pension

Eligible employees are covered by a state-sponsored retirement plan (ASRS or PSPRS)

Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

  • A defined benefit plan that provides lifelong benefits based on years of service earned, or worked, and ending salary.
  • Learn about benefits here.
  • Learn about contribution rates here.

Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

  • Full-time Detention Officer, Probation Officer, and Surveillance Officers qualify.
  • Probation and Surveillance Officers learn about benefits here.
  • Detention Officers learn about benefits here.
  • Learn about contribution rates here.

Deferred Compensation Program

  • Maximum contribution determined by age and earnings
  • Choose from a variety of investments
  • Personal brokerage account available
  • Plan is administered by Nationwide

Post-Employment Health Plan (PEHP)

  • Provides $10,000 contribution to a PEHP at retirement when employee has accumulated 1,000 hours of Sick Leave

Other Benefits We Offer!

Training & Development

  • Up to $5,250 a year for job-related educational reimbursement
  • In-house training and career development

Subsidized Bus, Vanpool and Commuter Program

  • A free Valley Metro Platinum Pass Card to eligible, full-time employees for commuting. This card will allow you to commute to/from work using all Valley Metro transit services including the bus and Metro Light Rail for free.

OR

  • Vanpool fares are subsidized at a maximum of $104 per month. Employees are limited to one commuter subsidy at a time - either the Platinum Pass Card or the vanpool subsidy.
  • Guaranteed ride home to participants in the myCountyCommute program.

Wellness

  • Reduced medical premiums for participation in wellness initiatives
  • Nutrition, weight management, smoking cessation, exercise and fitness, and other classes offered at various County locations
  • Free 24/7 fitness centers available at various County locations
  • Reduced membership rates at LA Fitness

Life Insurance

Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • County provides coverage in amount equal to annual base salary

Additional Employee and/or Dependent Life

  • Choose coverage up to five times annual base salary for employee
  • Dependent life for spouse & children available
  • Additional AD&D coverage available for employee only or employee and family

Additional Plan information

  • Plans administered by Securian Life Insurance

Disability

Short-Term Disability

  • Choice of 3 salary replacement options: 40%, 50% or 60% of weekly salary
  • $2,000 max/week
  • Administered by Sedgwick

Long-Term Disability

  • Provided to members of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) 
  • Administered by Broadspire

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Care FSA

  • Set Aside up to $2,750 pre-tax a year to pay for eligible medical, dental and/or vision expenses incurred by employee or eligible dependent(s)

Dependent Care FSA

  • Set aside up to $5,000 pre-tax a year to pay for expenses related to child care for dependents under the age 13 or adult dependents unable to care for themselves.

Limited Scope FSA

  • Available only to Cigna HDHP or UnitedHealthcare HDHP with H.S.A. Medical Plan enrollees
  • Set aside up to $2,750 pre-tax a year for dental and vision care expenses only

Employee Assistance Program (Magellan)

  • Free, confidential short-term counseling and referral services for all employees and their household members to assist with personal and work-related issues
  • Up to 12 counseling sessions per person, per concern, per year

Group Legal Plan

  • Coverage for legal services such as: adoption, family matters, document review, wills

Pet Insurance

  • 3 Pets Plans to choose from

The Judicial Branch of Arizona, Maricopa County utilizes the benefits provided by Maricopa County. Plan documents, coverage comparisons and copays can be found here

Frequently Asked Questions about Benefits

Dependents eligible for coverage through the applicable health and welfare plans and dependent life and family accidental death and dismemberment insurance is an Employee’s legal spouse (not legally separated) and an Employee’s dependent child(ren) and young adult(s) up to age 26 (regardless of marital, student, residency or tax dependency status). Child/young adult includes the Employee’s natural child, stepchild (unless the Employee and his or her spouse are legally separated), legally adopted child, child placed with the Employee by court order for adoption or child for whom the Employee has been awarded legal guardianship. Additionally, a child who is permanently and totally disabled is eligible for coverage at any age provided he/she was medically certified as being permanently and totally disabled prior to his or her 26th birthday. 

 

You will be required to provide proof of eligibility for your dependents. Failure to provide the appropriate documentation will result in dependents not being enrolled in coverage.

Employees are eligible for benefits coverage if he or she is employed to work at least 20 hours per week on a regular basis, or is eligible for benefits pursuant to the terms of a contract with the Judicial Branch.

Temporary Workers and Independent Contractors are ineligible to participate in our health and welfare plans.

In general, benefits are effective the first day of the month from your hire date, or the date you become eligible for benefits.

You have 30 calendar days from the date you were hired, or the date you become eligible for benefits to enroll in benefits. 

Our benefits are on a Fiscal year. This means that our benefits are from July 1st to June 30th annually. Changes to benefits can only happen during open enrollment unless there is a qualifying event.

Our open enrollment occurs annually in approximately mid April through mid May and become effective on July 1st.

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