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."

This video showcases Washtenaw County Employees serving our community!

Competitive Salaries

  • 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)

  • $349.58 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible dependents

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

  • $513.12 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible dependents

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

For more information, please see our BCBS Benefits at a Glance

Please also see the Department of Labor's notice regarding Balance Billing Protection

Healthcare Machine-Readable Files:

The machine-readable files are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to access and analyze data more easily. 

Dental Insurance Benefits

Delta Dental Core Plan

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

Delta Dental Enhanced Buy Up Plan

  • $54.16 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible dependents

For more information, please see our Delta Dental Benefits at a Glance

Vision Insurance Benefits

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

  • $19.46 monthly cost share for employee and all eligible dependents

For more information, please see our VSP Benefits at a Glance

Click here to see our Dependent Eligibility Criteria for our Medical, Dental, and Vision coverages. 

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 $2,750 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 (up to $60,000) with a six month wait and max out at 67% of salary (up to $63,000) 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 Empower Retirement
  • 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 Empower Retirement 
  • 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 Empower Retirement 
  • 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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