Original Date: 08/08/1994
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Employee Benefit Plans and Flexibility
The Stafford County Public Schools employee benefits program has several unique and important elements that reflect the management's belief that the financial system should support its employees.
Through judicious selection from competitive bids, the school system has been able to lower its per employee premium costs while maintaining the same base of coverage. It has also provided a comprehensive liability insurance package coverage to volunteers who provide services to the schools. Considered unpaid employees, the volunteers have been included in the same bid package without a penalty. Employees can also change coverage and/or a benefit package any time during the year (some exception is made toward the end of a fiscal year). There are no strict enrollment periods or waiting until the next cycle before changes can be made.
Personnel in the financial affairs office, as well as the Assistant Superintendent of Finance, maintain a philosophy that the school employees are their customers, and their customers want lower costs, as well as the flexibility to add or subtract benefits and make changes.
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