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Paid Days Off
Block of hours which incorporates holidays and annual leave. Accrues at 6.5 hours per pay period for civilians for an annual total of 169 hours (6.95 hours for certified for annual total of 180 hours). Accrual rates increase to 8.0/8.6 after 5 years of service and 9.53/10.25 after 10 years of service.
ELIGIBILITY: Available to use as accrued after 12 months of permanent service

Sick Leave
Accrues at 4.62 hours per pay period for civilians for an annual total of 120 hours (4.97 hours for certified for annual total of 129 hours).
ELIGIBILITY: As accrued

Health Insurance
Agency offers single coverage for all Full-time members, Part-time members, and Crossing Guards*.  Family plans and upgrades available to full-time members.  For Full time members, the standard single coverage or family plan premiums vary depending on plan selections and member's salary, (24 payroll deductions per year).  80/20 co-insurance; $350 annual deductible.  Other options available. (Single coverage may be purchased for School Crossing Guards hired after 6/1/09.)  *Includes prescription card, maintenance drug plan and vision plan.
ELIGIBILITY: First of the month following the date of permanent hire

Retirement
Regular risk:
Employees hired before July 1, 2011 - retire at any age with 30 years of service – at 62 with 6 years
Employees hired on or after July 1, 2011 - retire at any age with 33 years of service – at 65 with 8 years

Special risk:
Employees hired before July 1, 2011 - retire at any age with 25 years of service – at 55 with 6 years
Employees hired on or after July 1, 2011 - retire with 30 total years of special risk service and age 57; or after 30 years of special risk service regardless of age

Agency paid contributions to Florida Retirement System
Or Investment Plan: a defined contribution plan. Vested after 1 year of service and is portable

ELIGIBILITY: Vested at 6 years of service (6 years effective 7/2001) or 1 year investment plan

Tuition Reimbursement

Up to $3000 per fiscal year for undergraduate or graduate work.
ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Life Insurance
Agency paid. Benefit is equal to amount of annual salary rounded to nearest thousand. ”Double indemnity” for accidental death.
ELIGIBILITY: First of the month following the date of permanent hire

Member Assistance Program
Features 5 pre-paid individual, confidential psychological counseling sessions for all permanent members and those dependents covered by group health plan.
ELIGIBILITY: First of the month following date of permanent hire

Education Incentive
AA/AS degree = $30/month, or BA/BS degree = $80/month . Degree must be from a fully accredited institution per CJSTC rules. ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Career Incentive
$20/month per 80 hours of approved CJSTC coursework. Total of $130/month maximum with undergraduate degree or $120/month maximum with no degree.
ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Court Time
All court time required by position is paid time with a minimum of 2 hours paid for a call to court.
ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Take Home Car
Law Enforcement Officers will be provided a marked or unmarked, take home vehicle for limited (to and from work/training/official duties) in-county use.
ELIGIBILITY: At completion of field training

Sick Leave Bank
A member can join by donating sick, annual leave or compensatory time. This fund is for emergency extended sick leave for members of the Sick Leave Bank.
ELIGIBILITY: 9 months full-time permanent service and 55 hours accumulated sick leave

Flexible Spending Accounts
A member may elect to use pre-tax dollars to cover un-reimbursed medical expenses or dependent care expenses.
ELIGIBILITY:  Jan. 1 following date of permanent hire

Attendance Incentive Plan
Convert up to 3 used sick leave days to annual leave or cash per year
ELIGIBILITY: 12 months of permanent service as of 12/31

Dental Insurance
Agency paid single coverage for all Full-time members. *Family plans available to Full-time members $20.00 per month. Direct reimbursement plan. 1st $100.00 is covered at 100%, $100.00 deductible then 80% of next $1300.00.
ELIGIBILITY: First of the month following permanent hire. Open enrollment is not guaranteed.

Vision Plan
Agency paid single coverage for all Full-time members. Family plans available to full-time members. Direct reimbursement plan. 1st $50.00 is covered at 100%, $50.00 deductible then 80% of next $200.00, maximum benefit of $210 annually.
ELIGIBILITY: 1st of the month following date of permanent hire. Open enrollment is not guaranteed.

Supplemental Insurance
Member may purchase various types of supplemental insurance (life, legal, disability, and hospitalization) at low group rates through payroll deduction.
ELIGIBILITY: Various

Wellness
Mandatory Physical Exam for all certified Deputies. Agency paid fitness evaluation. Weight training facilities.
ELIBIBILITY: Immediately

Direct Deposit
CCSO will deposit your check to any banking institution or credit union
ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Deferred Compensation Plan
Tax-deferred savings plan available for retirement purposes. Member contributions only.
ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Financial Services
Suncoast Credit Union and TIB Bank offer: automatic deposit, checking & savings accounts. VISA/MC at reduced rates. Mortgages and consumer loans available.ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Uniforms
Uniforms provided as required
ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Benefit Fund
May elect to join by donating $1 or more per pay period. Funds used for emergency needs of participating agency members upon application to committee.
ELIGIBILITY: 6 months after enrollment

Funeral Leave
Up to 5 days leave for death in immediate family. This leave must be deducted from sick leave.
ELIGIBILITY: Immediately