The Town of Hope Mills believes that employees are one of the Town’s most important resources and is proud of the competitive salaries and excellent benefits that are offered to our employees.
Group Health & Dental Coverage
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
100% paid medical and dental for employee only. Dependent coverage available to purchase.
Vision Plan Benefits
100% paid vision for employee only. Dependent coverage available to purchase. Employees use the VSP network providers to get maximum benefit and choose any frames and lenses that they want.
Basic Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability & Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance
Employer Paid Life Insurance
The Town pays the entire premium for Basic Term Life Insurance and AD&D coverage for each
employee according to their classification:
Full Time Employees
• Basic Life Insurance: Your Annual Salary up to $100,000
• Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D): Your Annual Salary up to $100,000
Auxiliary / Part Time Employees
• Basic Life Insurance: $2,000
• Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D): $2,000
Employer Paid Short Term Disability Insurance
The Town pays the entire premium for Short Term Disability Insurance for each full time employee.
• 60% of Your Weekly Salary up to a Maximum of $750
• 7 Day Waiting Period for Benefits to Begin
• Up To 26 Weeks of Paid Benefits
Voluntary Life & AD&D
Voluntary life insurance/ad&d available up to $100,000 on employee and up to $30,000 on spouse; $5,000 or $10,000 available for dependent children.
Flexible Spending Accounts
All Full-Time employees are offered the option to participate in flexible spending accounts that provide a way to save federal, state and social security taxes on eligible medical and dependent care expenses. Employees choose an amount to be withheld from their pay checks before taxes are applied.
Medical Expense Reimbursement Account
Maximum Annual Contribution $2,500
Minimum Annual Contribution $130
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
Maximum Annual Contribution $5,000
Minimum Annual Contribution $130
NC Supplemental Plan
The Town of Hope Mills offers 401(k), Roth 401(k), and 457 plans for employees and makes a 3% contribution for general employees and a 5% contribution for sworn law enforcement employees to the 401(k).
NC Local Government Employees’ Retirement System
Each regular full-time employee is required to join the N.C. Local Government Employees’ Retirement System as a condition of employment starting the first day of employment. A 6% employee contribution is deducted from pay for the retirement plan. An employee becomes vested in the retirement plan after five years of creditable service.
The North Carolina Department of State Treasurer created ORBIT (Online Retirement Benefits through Integrated Technology) to allow members convenient access to their retirement account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This secure site enables you to view your personal information, account information, and other relevant details specific to your retirement system account.
Employee Assistance Program
McLaughlin Young Group
The Town of Hope Mills provides a valuable benefit to all employees and their immediate family members known as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation.
Some examples of concerns that the EAP addresses include:
Family conflict Depression and anxiety
Relationship issues Communication breakdowns
Stress Work related issues
The EAP staff at McLaughlin Young Employee Services is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist employees.
The Town requires direct deposit for all employees. This benefit has the Town send your pay directly to your checking or savings account rather than issuing a paper check so you do not have to go to the bank with a paper check. Employees are paid bi-weekly on Friday (exception for some holidays).
NC Local Government Employees' Credit Union
All employees have the option of joining the N.C. Local Government Employees' Credit Union. In order to retain membership in the Credit Union, employees must have a minimum of $25 on deposit.
Other Benefits Include:
- 11 paid holidays per year
- 12 paid sick days per year
- 9 vacation days per year increasing to 12 days after 2 years of employment.
- Compensatory time for non-exempt and exempt employees.
- Sick Leave Sharing
- Longevity salary increases every two years
- Workers Compensation
- 100% Paid Retiree Medical for qualified retirees.
*All insurance coverage becomes effective first of the month following 30 days of employment.
The employee benefits information listed here is intended to provide a summary and helpful information regarding benefits currently available at the Town of Hope Mills. These benefits are also described in detail in contracts with the Town of Hope Mills and/or in Town policy. The provisions of the contracts and Town policies are controlling and subject to change.