Why Work for Us?

We compare with the best companies in Washtenaw County when it comes to work/life balance. We recognize that Human Capital is our most valuable asset. After all, we are in the "service business."

Competitive Salaries

  • Merit based salary increases
  • Paid on a biweekly basis
  • Direct deposit your pay check into the bank of your choice

Take Time Off for You & Your Family

  • Paid holidays
  • Sick day banks that accrue at 1 day per month
  • Vacation day banks that accrue 1 day per month, and
  • quickly increase with years of service

Your Health & Well Being is Important

Medical Insurance Benefits

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan PPO7 (Core Plan)

  • $75 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible dependents

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan PPO2 (Option to buy-up)

  • $168.02 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible dependents

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan PPO1 (Option to buy-up)

  • $449.92 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible dependents

*Insurance benefits available for Other Eligible Adults (based off of COBRA rates and taxes)

Dental Insurance Benefits

Delta Dental Core Plan

  • $0 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible dependents

Delta Dental Enhanced Buy Up Plan

  • $56.80 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible  dependents

Vision Insurance Benefits

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

  • $18.62 monthly cost share for employee and all dependents

Reimbursement Accounts (Flexible Spending Accounts) through Flex Administrators 

Pre-tax Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) 

  • $100 up to $5,000 annual contributions

Pre-tax Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) 

  • $100 up to $2,650 annual contributions

Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Benefits

The Hartford

  • Cost for increased coverage is dependent on age, salary, and level elected
  • Plans begin at $50,000 coverage and max out at $300,000 coverage at $50,000 increments. Initial level of coverage is provided by employer at no cost to the employee.

Long Term Disability Benefits

The Hartford

  • Cost for increased coverage is dependent on age, salary, and level elected
  • Plans begin at 50% of salary with a six month wait and max out at 67% of salary with a three month wait. Initial level of coverage is provided by employer at no cost to the employee.

Employee Assistance Program

Life Balance

  • No cost to Employee
  • Completely confidential

Short Term Disability (Voluntary)

  • Available through Allstate
  • Critical Illness Plan and Accident Insurance Plan also available

*Click here to see our full Washtenaw County Benefits Guide

We Are a Learning Organization

  • Employer-Sponsored Professional Development Program
  • Classroom and online training provided at no cost to the employee
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Available to employees after one year of full-time employment
    • 50% of tuition reimbursed to employees upon completion of classes with a grade of "C" or better

Great Retirement Plans to Shelter Your Future

Washtenaw County Defined Contribution (WCDC) Retirement Plan for Non-Sheriff Employees

  • 401A Plan – Currently partner with TIAA
  • Employees contribute pre-tax 7.50% of gross salary with Employer match
  • Fully vested after 10 years of employment

Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan Retirement Plan Sheriff Employees Only

  • Defined Benefit Plan
  • POAM Employees contribute pre-tax 8% of gross salary
  • COAM Employees contribute pre-tax 9% of gross salary
  • Fully vested after 10 years of employment
  • 2.75% Multiplier

Washtenaw County Retiree Health Savings (RHS) Plan for all Employees

  • Currently partner with ICMA
  • Employer sponsored contributions on employee’s behalf beginning with $100 per pay period and increasing from there based on years of service
  • Retirement eligibility based on the core retirement plan that employee is enrolled in.

Washtenaw County Voluntary Deferred Compensation (457) Plan for all permanent Employees

  • Pre-tax supplemental retirement savings plan
  • Currently partner with TIAA and MERS of Michigan
  • Flexible – can start and stop contributions at any point
  • Annual contribution limits varies – refer to IRS annual limit as it can change from year to year.


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