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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

Single coverage available to full-time members. Single plans: $35-$100 per month depending on the annual income. *   Family plans available to full-time members.  Family plans: $75/$165 per month depending on the annual income. $350-$450 annual deductible for single plans, $1050-$1350 for family plans.     *Includes prescription drug plan.
ELIGIBILITY: First of the month following the date of permanent hire

Retirement

Regular risk:
Employees retire at any age with 33 years of service – at 65 with 8 years

Special risk:
Employees  retire with 30 total years of special risk service and age 60; 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 $5000 per calendar 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

Education Supplement

Additional $20/month for a graduate degree. Degree must be from a fully accredited institution per CJSTC rules.

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

Certified Law Enforcement Officers residing in the tri-county area (Collier, Lee and Hendry Counties) will be provided a marked or unmarked, take home vehicle for limited (to and from work/training/official duties) 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 by participating agency members upon application to committee. 
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.  Member's portions of Health & Dental insurance premiums are paid with pre-tax dollars.
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

Coverage for all full-time members.  Premium included in Health plan. 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.  Health and wellness benefits up to $25/month for members who actively participate in certain wellness/physical fitness programs.
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 FFIB Bank offer: automatic deposit, checking & savings accounts. VISA/MC at reduced rates. Mortgages and consumer loans available.  ELIGIBILITY: Immediately

Uniforms

Uniforms provided as required.  Uniform maintenance/shoe allowance $130/annually.
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.
ELIGIBILITY: Immediately