Washington County offers a benefit package and a variety of perks to our employees. Here is an introduction to our benefit programs. Note that benefits may vary based on bargaining agreements or union affiliation.
For questions regarding benefits please email HRBenefits@co.washington.mn.us or call 651-430-6079.
Additional optional coverages include:
We offer short-term (optional) and long-term disability insurance for all benefit eligible employees.
Employees of Washington County participate in Public Employees Retirement Association (P.E.R.A.) Both the employee and the employer make contributions in accordance with current legislative requirements. We offer optional deferred compensation plans as well.
Benefit Synopsis by Bargaining Unit
- AFSCME - Exempt
- AFSCME - Non-Exempt
- Attorney's Association
- LELS - Commander
- LELS - Deputy Sheriff
- LELS - Deputy Sheriff Sergeant
- MNPEA - CO/911
- MNPEA - CO/911 Supervisors
- Supervisor's Association
- Teamsters (Probation Officers)
We are committed to compensating our employees competitively and equitably. Generally, new employees are hired at the minimum of the salary range for their job classification. You can find the salary ranges for all of our positions here.
County employees are paid via direct deposit on a bi-weekly schedule with pay days being every other Friday. New employees received their first pay check within 30 days from their start date.
We offer paid time off for employees to be able to enjoy time away from work. The type of program and amount of paid time varies depending on the bargaining agreements or union affiliation.
Washington County offers a health and wellness program available to all county employees that includes health related resources, wellness challenges, and events.
All full- and part-time employees and their dependents are eligible for assistance through the EAP at any time. With EAP employees can get professional assistance and support for personal issues including relationships, financial problems, loss and grief, and more.
Washington County qualifies as a “public service organization” to help you qualify for this partial student loan forgiveness program. View the Public Sector Student Loan Forgiveness Notice or visit www.StudentAid.gov/publicservice for more information.