Vacation, holiday, sick, and personal leave
Generous leave benefits include 13 days of paid vacation leave in the first year of employment, with bonus days for additional years of service; 12 days annual paid holidays; 5 days annual paid personal leave and 13 days of annual paid sick leave.
Health Care Coverage
A choice of quality health insurance plans is available at an affordable, low premium cost to all employees and their families through enrollment in the Empire Plan or a variety of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).
A superior plan that provides secure retirement income with vesting after 10 years of service.
Payroll Deduction Savings Plans
A variety of savings plans are available through payroll deduction. For example, the deferred compensation plan, the U.S. Savings Bonds Payroll Savings Plan, and the New York's College Savings Program.
New York State Flex Spending Account
This account offers two opportunities for pre-tax savings - the Dependent Care Advantage Account and the Health Care Spending Account.
Tuition Assistance Programs
A variety of tuition voucher and reimbursement opportunities are offered through negotiated agreements with employee unions.
Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
Certain employees may purchase a group term life insurance policy. And employees who participate in the Income Protection Plan are covered for short-term and long-term disability benefits.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP helps employees cope with personal problems. EAP is an assessment and referral service that can connect employees with local service providers and support services to address their needs.
Employee Wellness Program (EWP)
The EWP offers all State employees various lunchtime activities including yoga, exercise, meditation, CPR training and stress management seminars.
Child and Elder Care Resource Referral Service
This is currently available to employees in New York City and Westchester County only. This service offers consultation and referral on child and elder care issues along with free educational materials on related topics.