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Dakota County has a comprehensive compensation plan designed to be flexible enough to meet the demands of the workforce.

Benefit Options (Coverage effective on the first day of employment.)

  • Medical (contributed to by employer)
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Care)
  • Long-Term Care

Paid Holidays
10 per calendar year

Flex Leave (paid time off)
Combines vacation, sick leave and funeral leave.  Accrual rates per calendar year:

  • 0–5 years of service: 20 days
  • 6–10 years of service: 24 days
  • 11–15 years of service:  30 days
  • 16+ years of service: 38 days

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):  Personal and crisis counseling.

PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association): Required defined benefit pension plan.

Deferred Compensation Plan: Voluntary defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits for Part-Time Employees
Part-time employees are eligible for the entire benefits program. However, you must earn enough to cover the required payroll deductions. The employer contribution is pro-rated, based on the budgeted FTE.

Last updated: 11/1/2013 10:43 AM