Benefits

Medical Insurance 

Medical insurance is effective 30 days from the date of hire and is offered to all full-time employees working 40 hours per week. Employees budgeted to work an average of 30 hours per week will receive medical insurance at a prorated amount. Our medical plan is offered by CIGNA. Please click here to view the plan document. Our High Deductible Healthcare Plan is paired with Health Savings Account (HSA) administered by the Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU).  The town offers a voluntary wellness incentive program (Davidson Strong) that allows employees to earn up to $2,100 to be deposited in a Heath Savings Account (HSA). 100% of the cost for individual coverage is paid by the town. 

Medical Insurance Costs (bi-weekly payroll deductions)  
 Employee Only Coverage   $0                   
 Employee + Child(ren) Coverage  $95.06
 Employee + Spouse Coverage  $119.91
 Employee + Family Coverage  $236.60

Medical Insurance Deductible   
 Employee Only Coverage $2,500
 Employee + Children Coverage $5,000 
 Employee + Spouse Coverage $5,000
 Employee + Family $5,000

*Please click here for the detailed annual medical enrollment flyer

Dental Insurance 

Dental insurance is effective 30 days from the date of hire and is offered to all full-time employees working 40 hours per week. Employees budgeted to work an average of 30 hours per week will receive dental insurance at a prorated amount. Our dental plan is offered by North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) and is administered by MedCost. Please click here for the plan document. The town offers a "buy-up" plan in which the employees can pay a small percentage cost for additional coverage.  100% of the cost for individual coverage is paid by the town for basic coverage. 

 Dental Insurance Costs (bi-weekly payroll deduction) - Plan II w/ Ortho  
 Employee Only Coverage $0                        
 Employee + Child(ren) Coverage $26.75
 Employee + Spouse Coverage $14.75
 Employee + Family Coverage  $32.25

 Dental Insurance Costs (bi-weekly payroll deduction) - Plan III w/ Ortho  
 Employee Only Coverage $4.75                  
 Employee + Child(ren) Coverage $39.75
 Employee + Spouse Coverage  $24.50
 Employee + Family Coverage  $46.25

*Please click here for the annual dental enrollment flyer 

Vision Insurance 

Vision insurance is effective 30 days from the date of hire and is offered to all full-time employees and permanent part-time employees. Our vision plan is offered by Community Eye Care located in Charlotte, NC. Please click here for the plan document

 Vision Insurance Costs (bi-weekly deduction)  
 Employee Only Coverage $0            
 Employee + Child(ren) $4.67
 Employee + Spouse $4.57
 Employee + Family $9.30

*Please click here for the detailed annual vision enrollment flyer

Paid Time Off

Sick Leave
Full-time employees receive sick time based on employment classification. Please see the chart below.

 Employment Classification  
 General Employee 3.69 hours bi-weekly / 96 hours annually
 Law Enforcement Officer 3.87 hours bi-weekly / 100.6 hours annually
 Fire Protection Personnel  4.89 hours bi-weekly / 127.12 hours annually 

Part-time employees working over 1,000 hours annually receive a prorated amount of leave based on the number of hours worked each week. 

Sick time does not expire and can be converted to service years at retirement. Additionally, the town allows unlimited hours to be transferred from the most recent employer participating in the the North Carolina Local Government or State Employees Retirement System within 30 days of hire.

Paid Holidays 
The town provides 11 paid holidays to full-time and part-time employees working over 1,000 hours annually. General employees receive 8 hours (88 hours annually), law enforcement officers receive 8.4 hours (92.4 hours annually) and fire protection personnel receive 10.3 (113.30) hours per holiday listed below.

 Town Observed Holidays  
 January                                                                                       New Year's Day and Martin Luther King, Jr Day
 March/April  Good Friday
 May  Memorial Day
 July  Independence Day
 September  Labor Day
 November  Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
 December  Christmas (three days based on personnel policy)

Vacation Leave
Full-time receive the vacation leave based on the number of years of service. Permanent part-time employees receive vacation leave based on the number of hours worked each week.

 
                                                                                                                  
Years of Service                   

0-5                  

General Employees


3.08 hours bi-weekly
80 hours annually                                                                                                                                      

Law Enforcement Officers

3.23 hours bi-weekly
84 hours annually                                                                                                     

Fire Protection Personnel

4.07 hours bi-weekly
105.82 hours annually                                                                                                                                                      
 
5-9

3.69 hours bi-weekly
96 hours annually
3.88 hours bi-weekly
100.80 hours annually                                                                                                  
4.89 hours bi-weekly
127.20 hours annually
 10-14 4.61 hours bi-weekly
120 hours annually 
4.85 hours bi-weekly
126 hours annually                                                    
6.12 hours bi-weekly
159 hours annually 
 15+ 6.15 hours bi-weekly
160 hours annually           
6.97 hours bi-weekly
181.33 hours annually   

8.15 hours bi-weekly
212 hours annually      

Compensatory Leave
All non-exempt employees receive overtime or compensatory time based on the regulations of the Fair Labors Standards Act (FLSA) up to the limits set forth in the personnel policy. Additionally, exempt employees receive 80 hours of Personnal Time O each year subject to the rules in the personnel policy.


Retirement 

Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS)
The Town of Davidson participates in LGERS. The Town is required to contribute a defined percentage of wages for employees that work over 1,000 hours annually. In addition, employees are required to contribute 6% of wages to the LGERS system. This system is considered a defined benefit provider. For more information about the Local Government Employees Retirement System click here

Supplemental Retirement  - Prudential 401(k) and 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans
The Town of Davidson matches (dollar for dollar) up to 5% into Prudential Pre-Tax or Roth 401(k). Employees that are enrolled in the Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS) are eligible to participate in the match program. For more information about about Prudential Retirement 401(k) please click here.

In addition to the Prudential 401(k) plan, the town offers the Prudential 457(b) deferred compensation plan. This plan is open to all part-time employees (including the fire department). Currently, there is no match for this plan. For more information about the Prudential Retirement 457(b) plan please click here.
 

Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS) Death Benefit 
The Town of Davidson has opted into participating in the Death Benefit offered by LGERS. Employees required to participate in LGERS receive the Death Benefit after 12 months of consecutive service at no cost. The Death Benefit is equal to the employees salary but not greater than $50,000.
 

Other Benefits  

Tuition Reimbursement 
All full-time employees that have completed the initial probation period are eligible to participate in tuition reimbursement program. The town will reimburse the employee up to $3,000 (including books) each fiscal year for tuition and $150 per class for books and fees for job related classes that further the employee's job skills or promotional opportunities within town service. 

Short Term Disability
All full-time employees receive short term disability at no cost. This benefit entails: 60% of basic weekly salary, the benefit begins on the 8th day of a disability due to accident or sickness (outside of work) and the maximum payment period is 26 weeks.

Longevity Pay
Full-time receive the longevity pay based on the number of years of service. Permanent part-time employees receive longevity pay based on the number of hours worked each week.

 Years of Service  
 Over 1 year, under 3 years $200
 Over 3 years, under 5 years $300
 Over 5 years, under 10 years $500 
 Over 10 years, under 20 years $600
 Over 20 years $800

Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
The Town of Davidson offers an employee assistance program (EAP) in which full-time and permanent part-time employees are eligible to participate. Our EAP is offered by McLaughlin Young based in Charlotte, NC. EAP is designated to help with life situations including parenting, stress, balancing work and family, relationship issues, grief and loss and others. All employees and families receive six counseling sessions each year at no cost. For more information about EAP please click here

Parks and Recreation Program Discount
All employees are eligible for 10% enrollment discount on any Parks & Recreation programs for the employee or their immediate family.  

Kayak/Paddle Board Rental
All employees have free access kayaks and paddle boards to use on Lake Davidson anytime that an active Parks and Recreation program is not in session. Employees can make reservations for life jackets, paddles and entry code access by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at least a day in advance.

Voluntary Benefits - Life Insurance and Accident Insurance
The Town currently offers two voluntary benefits including life and accident insurance. Our voluntary insurances are offered by Allstate Insurance. For more information about these plans please click the following links:

Life Insurance
Accident Insurance

Credit Union
All employees are eligible to open accounts with the Local Government Credit Union (LGERS). For more information about LGERS, please click here.

Direct Deposit
All employees are required to participate in direct deposit.