Part-Time Employee Benefits

Benefits for Part-Time Regular Employees (Scheduled for less than 30 hours per week)

Effective January 1, 2021.

Flexible Time Off (FTO)

Flexible Time Off is accrued according to the following schedule:

Prorated based on part-time status:

  • Hire date to five year anniversary - 24 working days per year
  • Fifth anniversary to ten year anniversary - 27 working days per year
  • Tenth anniversary to fifteen year anniversary - 30 working days per year
  • Fifteenth anniversary and thereafter - 33 working days per year

Holidays

The County will observe the following eleven-and-a-half (11 1/2) paid holidays.

When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be considered the holiday for employees whose normal work schedule is Monday through Friday. Similarly, when a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be considered the holiday.

Regular Part-Time Employees are compensated on a pro-rated basis.

HolidaysDate Observed
New Year’s Day
January 1
Personal Holiday*
Accrued by current employees on the first full pay period of each year.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
Third Monday in January
President’s Day
Third Monday in February
Memorial Day
Last Monday in May
Independence Day
July 4
Labor Day
First Monday in September
Veteran’s Day
November 11
Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Thursday in November
Friday After Thanksgiving
Friday after the fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Eve**
December 24
Christmas Day (observed)
December 25


*The Personal Holiday hours are granted to employees who are active and regular (not temporary) as of January 1. The Personal Holiday is applied the first full pay period in January and must be used by the last day in the last full pay period of the year.

**When December 24th falls on a weekday other than Friday, an employee is granted a paid half-shift (up to four hours) of holiday pay.

Salary

  • Completion of Probation – Upon the satisfactory completion of the probation period (usually 6 to 12 months), regular employees may be eligible for a salary increase of up to 5% of their base salary. Eligibility for this probationary increase is based on satisfactory job performance and will not exceed the midpoint of the appropriate salary range for newly hired employees, and will not exceed the appropriate maximum for promoted employees.
  • Performance Based Range Movements – Employees who have passed probation are evaluated annually on their performance levels. Performance reviews occur during the fall season and approved increases, if any, are effective at some point the following calendar year.
  • General Increases – The Employee Relations Department reviews the County's compensations plan at least annually, and whenever conditions require, they recommend changes to the County Board for review and approval.
  • Exceptional Service Pay – To recognize an employee’s outstanding contributions, additional pay may be granted for exceptional service, up to $1000 per five-year period during employment with Anoka County.

Extended Medical Benefit (EMB)

An income protection insurance to be used after the first five consecutive, work days of an absence for the employee’s own illness or injury or an immediate family member’s illness or injury. Accrued at 8 working days per year prorated for part-time hours.

Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

  • Anoka County contributes 7.5% of total salary; Employee contributes 6.5% of total salary; vested after 5 years of service.
  • Police & Fire: Anoka County contributes 17.70%; Employee contributes 11.8% Vested 50% after 5 years of service and 10% each year thereafter until 100% vested at year 10.
  • Detention and Correctional: Anoka County contributes 8.75%; Employee contributes 5.83%; Vested 50% after 5 years of service and 10% each year thereafter until 100% vested at year 10.

Deferred Compensation Plan (Section 457)

Optional programs offered by MN State Deferred Compensation Plan (MNDCP), VALIC and Nationwide allows employees to set aside up to $19,500 to accumulate on a tax-deferred basis or after-tax Roth 457 basis. Employees age 50 and over can defer up to $26,000.

Employee Assistance Program

Free access to independent, confidential and professional assessment and short-term counseling services available to employee and family members.

Flexible Benefit Plan

  • Pre-Tax Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts - Employee may annually designate a salary reduction amount (up to $5,000 for dependent care) into the account on a pre-tax basis, to be reimbursed for dependent care expenses incurred while employed by Anoka County.
  • Pre-Tax Parking - Non-Union employees who pay for a parking spot in the Government Center ramp or lot through payroll deduction can have the payment taken out before taxes (Federal, State and FICA) and PERA.

Adoption Assistance

After 12 full consecutive months of employment, Adoption Assistance reimbursement of up to $1,500 may be available, not to exceed the actual cost of the qualifying expenses of the adoption, plus any required Social Security and Medicare contributions.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (Federal Direct Loan)

Anoka County qualifies as a “public service organization” to help you qualify for this partial student loan forgiveness program. See www.StudentAid.gov/publicservice for more information.

Professional Development

Anoka County promotes professional development by providing offerings that include various speakers, workshops, challenges and activities pertaining to a range of topics related to occupational growth.

Employees Club

Discounts and social events for Anoka County employees.

Government Center Parking Options

  • Reserved, Covered Ramp Parking
$27.50 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-Covered Lot Parking (flat lot, north of the Government Center)
$19.50 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-covered Ramp Parking (4th and 5th levels)
$10 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-covered Overnight Ramp Parking (4th and 5th levels for shifts starting at 2:00 p.m. or later)
$5 / month


Please Note:

The benefits listed above apply to non-bargaining unit positions. For any benefit differences relating to bargaining units, refer to the contract for your unit.