Benefits of Working at VDOT
Note for employees: Open benefits enrollment runs from May 1 - 24, 2013.
Working For VDOT Has Many Advantages
An average new employee electing family health care coverage has a benefits package currently valued at 58 percent of their annual salary. At $40,000 a year, the employee actually receives $63,200 in total compensation, including:
- 12 paid holidays each year
- 12 days (minimum) of vacation
- Two days volunteer service or school assistance leave
- Eight days sick leave
- Four days family and personal leave each year
- 2013 holiday and payday calendar for salaried employees
VDOT employees participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia Employee Benefits Program. This program includes medical, dental, prescription drug, mental health coverage and a flexible benefit program.
VDOT provides short- and long-term disability benefits at no cost. There's a one-year waiting period for new hires and re-hires. This program is administered by the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).
Employees participate in a defined contribution retirement plan through VRS. VRS provides education and counseling sessions during various stages of your career.
All classified employees contribute five percent of pre-tax base pay towards their VRS member account. The agency contributes 6.58 percent to the VRS Trust Fund, which covers retirees’ defined benefit after their individual member account is depleted.
VRS also offers 401(a) cash match and 457 deferred retirement program, which is administered through ING. VDOT matches up to $20 per pay period. New employees are automatically enrolled in this program with a minimum employee contribution of $10 (pre-tax) per pay period.
ING provides education and counseling sessions to help employees understand investment options and plan for financial stability during retirement. Meeting schedule
There are also several voluntary insurance plans available.
Work + Life = Balance
Flexible work schedules and telecommuting are valued. The cost of commuting by carpool, vanpool or mass transit may be subsidized. We also offer employee discounts.