*Dates subject to change without notice based on decisions made by York County
**Dependent On Qualifications
***Positions designated (CHC) will be hired
and employed by the York County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Job grades designated (CHC) are based on the current classification and
compensation plan of the CHC.
Employees of the CHC are eligible for the benefits listed below.
We Participate in E-Verify
S. C. Retirement System
Membership in the South Carolina Retirement System is mandatory for county employees.
Employees under regular retirement contribute 7.50% of their salary on a pre-tax basis and York County
contributes 10.6%. Employees under the police retirement contribute 7.84% and the county contributes 12.84%.
Employees are vested after 5 years (8 Years if hired after 7-1-2012) service and
eligible for Full Disability Retirement.
Death Benefit of one year’s annual salary after one year of membership in State Retirement provided by York County.
Employees may list several beneficiaries and/or contingent beneficiaries.
S.C. State Retirement Options
S.C. Regular Retirement Program: : (Employees hired prior to 7-1-2012) Regular Retirement:
Age 65; or 28 years service credit; five years must be earned service. Early Retirement: age 60 with
at least five years of earned service. Annuity is permanently reduced 5% for each year of age less than
65. Age 55 or older with 25 years of service credit, five years must be earned service. Annuity is
permanently reduced for each year of service credit less than 28.
S.C. Police Retirement Program: (Employees hired prior to 7-1-2012) Regular Retirement: 25
years of service credit; five years must be earned service; age 55 or older with at least 5 years of
S.C. Regular Retirement Program: (Employees hired after 7-1-2012) Reg. Retirement: age and
service years equal 90; or age 60 with at least 8 years service for reduced retirement benefit.
S.C. Police Retirement Program: (Employees hired after 7-1-2012) Regular Retirement: 27 years of
service; age 55 or older with at least 8 years service.
Employees that leave employment prior to being eligible to retire have the option to roll over their pre taxed
funds into a private IRA to avoid a tax penalty. Employees that request a refund of those funds suffer a tax
penalty for early withdrawal.
Employee Holiday Schedule
There are 9 official holidays (New Years Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and, 2 Christmas holidays) and two optional/personal holidays a calendar year.
York County Government Employee Benefits
- Employees may contribute to S.C. Deferred Compensation Plan (401K) administered by Great West.
- Employees may participate in Arrow Point Credit Union and Family Trust Credit Union through payroll
- Employee Assistance Program through First Sun EAP Services. (Free confidential counseling for employees &
immediate family members for substance/drug abuse,family or professional problems, and other issues.)
- Longevity pay of $20.00 per month is given to employees who have completed 10 years of service.
This increases by $5.00 per month for every 5 years of service up to 40 years service.
York County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Positions are filled with the most qualified candidate.
Vacancies are posted at Human Resources, various other departments and the website which is located
at www.yorkcountygov.com featuring information on retirement, holidays, benefits, and insurance
available to York County Government Employees.
Based on Ordinance #611 adopted by the York County Council on May 2, 2011 the York County Cultural & Heritage
Commission employees are subject to the same policies and procedures contained in Section 33 of the York County
Code regarding personnel. The employer references in all policies now may refer to York County Government or
the York County Culture & Heritage Commission for the appropriate employees hired by each.
Classification/ Compensation Plan
Based on position questionnaires, consultants recommends grade level and salary ranges for each position based on
education/skill requirements and responsibilities. Merit increases are based on fiscal year performance
evaluations (July-June) and are given in October based on budget appropriations by County Council.
Employees are paid bi-weekly on Friday. Direct Deposit of paycheck is available
Employees may enroll in or make changes to direct deposit by contacting the Finance Department.
New employees serve a 6-month probationary period. Annual & Sick leave are accumulated during the probationary
period, but annual leave cannot be used until regular status has been given. Employees that resign prior to successful
completion of the 6-month probation period do not receive payment for the accumulated annual leave. Transferred,
promoted or demoted employees serve 90-day probation.
Annual / Sick Leave Accrual
Annual Leave – 8 hours accumulated per month, with additional accumulations after 10 years.
Maximum accumulation is 360 hours.
Sick Leave – 8 hours accumulated per month.
Maximum accumulation is 1,440 hours.
Leave is to be used for employee illness, immediate family member illness, or
After 1 year of employment employees are covered by a Federal Law called the
Family & Medical Leave Act
which provides for up to 12 weeks of leave for serious illness, birth of a child, or caring for immediate family
members. Leave is unpaid unless employee has accumulated leave to cover the absence, but benefits remain in
place (i.e. insurance).
2014 INSURANCE BENEFITS
Employer Contributions are:
- Dental Insurance- Basic single coverage: $11.72/month
- Long Term Disability (Pays after 90 days of absence if approved): $3.22/month
- $3,000 Life Insurance: $0.34/month
- Majority of medical health insurance cost paid by York County:
$331.64 towards single coverage
$509.02 towards Employee/Child coverage
$822.50 toward Employee/Family coverage
$656.92 toward Employee/Spouse coverage
*Employees pay a portion for their coverage, but more if coverage is for family although York County subsidizes the cost.
Insurance premiums are taken pre-tax.
Employee is responsible for the monthly portion listed below by health plan chosen:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield Savings Plan ($3,600/$7200 deductible and 80/20):
Employee: $9.70 Employee/Spouse: $77.40, Employee/Child: $20.48, full
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield Standard Plan ($420/$840 deductible and 80/20):
Employee: $97.68, Employee/Spouse: $253.36, Employee/Child: $143.86, Full
- Blue Choice HMO plan ($250/$500 deductible and 85/15)
Employee: $345.42, Employee/Spouse: $921.84, Employee/Child: $602.20, Full Family: $1290.60.
- Optional Insurance Benefits (Premiums are pre-tax):
- Supplemental Disability and Optional Life Insurance
- Long Term Care
- Dependent Life Insurance
- Dental Plus
Insurance year runs January – December.
Annual enrollment is in October. Additions/deletions to medical/dental coverage
may be made every 2 years during
Open Enrollment unless a family change
occurs. If there is a change, it must be made within 30 days.
Family changes are marriage, divorce, spouse losing employment and insurance,
Terminated employees may continue medical/dental coverage at 102% of cost through COBRA.
Effective January 1, 2010, subscribers who use tobacco, or cover family members who do, will be charged an additional
$40 a month in health insurance premiums for employee only or $60 a month for employees with dependent coverage.
Every subscriber must certify whether he or a covered family member uses tobacco.
Dependent documentation is required prior to activation of insurance coverage for any new enrollees or new additions.
Examples of documentation for spouses are copies of first page of current year tax return with financial information
blacked out, or if newlyweds copy of a marriage license. Examples of documentation for dependent children are the
long-form birth certificate with parent names, guardianship paperwork, or adoption records. Other forms may apply.
Contact HR for complete list.
THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE COUNTY.
THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE ANY CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. THE COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF
THIS DOCUMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHICH ARE CONTRARY TO OR INCONSISTENT
WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH CREATE ANY CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.