Complete information is available from Human Resources Department
This information is subject to change
TAKE-HOME VEHICLE PROGRAM
Deputies that have completed the Field Training program and have been evaluated and cleared for solo patrol will generally have a vehicle assigned to them. They must live within proximity to Spokane County. Deputies may live in adjoining counties and Idaho.
PAID TIME OFF
Spokane County Observed Holidays for Deputy Sheriffs
Up to 6 paid holidays are observed by Spokane County.
Up to 7 Personal Holidays (Floating Holidays) are allowed each calendar year.
For employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month up to 2.25 days per month for over 25 years of continuous service.
- Members with 1-5 years of service = 12 hours a month
- Members with 5-10 years of service = 14 hours a month
- Members with 10-15 years of service = 18 hours a month
- Members with 15 or more years of service = 20 hours a month
Employees can sell back up to a combined total of 40 hours per year any combination of accrued Vacation and/or Personal Holidays. They can also sell up to 40 hours of accrued Comp time, twice per year (for a total of 80 hours).
Up to 5 paid days; 3 days for bereavement leave of qualified family member with up to 2 additional travel days if going more than 125 miles outside of Spokane County.
Sick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.
Spokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave.
Exercising on Duty
Subject to certain agreements and requirements regarding availability, it is generally allowed for all commissioned staff to exercise during their paid lunch time. This includes Patrol deputies.
Bargaining and Labor Relations
Deputy Sheriffs belong to the Spokane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and also have an Officer’s Bill of Rights in their contract.
Matching Deferred Compensation
Two plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. Please note that we have two pay periods per month.
Employee Only: $38.04 per month
Employee & Spouse: $149.52 per month
Employee & Family: $209.60 per month
Employee & Child(ren): $136.16 per mont
Employee: $35.92 per month
Employee & Spouse: $140.56 per month
Employee & Family: $196.06 per month
Employee & Child(ren): $128.58 per month
Two plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.
Family: $11.48 per month
Employee: $5.98 per month
Family: $11.96 per month
Group Life Insurance
The County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.
Long Term Disability Coverage
Deputy Sheriff positions are provided a disability plan which pays 66-2/3% of income. For all other employees, disability coverage is paid for by Spokane County and covers 60% of income up to maximum of $5,000 a month..
Spokane County Commissioned employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System called LEOFF Plan 2 (Law Enforcement and Firefighters). Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan. This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.
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Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)
Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program. Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.
Supplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance. The employee pays 100% of the premium.
Provides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home. Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.
Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars. Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.
Voluntary Term Life Insurance
Voluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance. New employees are guaranteed up to $100,000 for self and $30,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed. Additional insurance above these limits can be purchased at low group rates with medical history form completed and approved by the carrier.
Employee Assistance Program
Employees and their family members are eligible to receive free counseling. There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns.
Reduced Cost Bus Pass Program
Spokane County participates in a program with Spokane Transit Authority which provides a free bus pass.
There are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction.
There are local and national discounts available to Spokane County employees.