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Employee Benefits

(Refer to Article VIII – Employee Benefits in the Duplin County Personnel Policy,  page 118)


** Remember Healthiest You Starting July 1, 2017 **


Duplin County offers health insurance benefits to all full-time employees. Our health insurance provider is Carolina Health Alliance/Cigna. The county medical plan compromises of vision insurance through Superior Vision Services, HealthiestYou where you can talk to a doctor from your office, home, etc. with no co-pay 24/7/365 and reduced co-pays through the county's private pharmacies.

Supplemental Benefits
Duplin County offers employees several supplemental benefits such as disability, cancer, eye care, accident and life insurance policies at the employee’s cost.  The county provides payroll deduction for premiums incurred from these plans. Information and costs can mostly be found in the annual Employee Benefits Handbook, a copy of this year’s handbook is available for review under the Benefit’s Library below.

  • Delta Dental of North Carolina
  • Mutual of Omaha Term Life and AD&D
  • One America Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Trans America
    • Universal Life and Long Term Care
    • Cancer Coverage
    • Hospital Select
    • Accident
  • Gilsbar Flexible Spending
    • Healthcare
    • Dependent Care


Local Government Retirement

All part-time employees working 20 hours or more per week and full time employees are automatically enrolled into the NC Local Government Retirement System. The employee contributes 6% of gross wages to the retirement account. The County contributes based on guidelines set by the retirement system. Visit www.myncretirement.com to learn more about the benefits available to you or call 1-877-627-3287 toll-free.

Retirement Benefits Handbooks, Highlights, and Policies

401K and Nationwide 457

Both retirement plans offer an additional way for employees to prepare for retirement and a more secure future.  Under both plans wages are payroll deducted pre-tax and deposited into the investment account. Many investment choices are offered and loans are available. 

Local Government Credit Union Membership

As a county employee you are eligible to join the NC Local Government/State Employees Credit Union. The credit union provides a variety of services such as checking accounts, savings, low interest loans and investment options. Branches and ATM are located in multiple locations within the county and statewide. You may access their website at https://www.lgfcu.org.


The following paid holidays shall be observed
by the County office:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas Day plus 2 additional days

Legal Shield
Voluntary plan that allows employees to purchase Prepaid Legal Services.

Vacation Leave

Each employee earns vacation leave on a per pay period basis in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of Continuous Service
Hours Earned
Each Month
Hours Earned
In One Year
Days Earned
In One Year
Less than 5 years
5 years, but less than 10 years
10 years, but less than 15 years
15 years through 20 years
20 years and over
25 years or more

Sick Leave
County employees may accumulate sick leave indefinitely. All vacation time in excess of 240 hours is transferred to sick leave balances. The county provides 3.7 leave per pay period (12 days per year) to each full time eligible employee.

Additional Leave
Duplin County provides for and has established policies for the following types of leave.

  • Administrative Leave for Blood Donation
  • Civil leave
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA )
  • Military leave
  • Parent-Child Involvement Leave
  • Petty Leave

Wellness Benefits
Qualified full-time and part-time employees may take advantage of the county's wellness program. It's designed to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles to improve employee morale, work performance and to reduce absences, presenteeism, workplace accidents and healthcare costs.

  • County Gym
  • Health & Wellness Center
  • County partnered Pharmacy and Specialists
  • Annual Health Risk Assessment with leave benefit
  • Health Performance Incentive Program

Benefits Library & Links