PROFESSIONAL STAFF FRINGE BENEFITS
The Board of Trustees of Uinta County School District Number One recognizes that in addition to the basic salary, other benefits are considered an integral part of the total employee compensation package.
It is the policy of the Board that provision for appropriate fringe benefits, including leaves, retirement benefits, group insurance, and workers’ compensation be made in accordance with law.
The Superintendent or his designee will administer those employee benefit programs, which are approved by the Board of Trustees and offered to District employees. It is the practice of the Board of Trustees, through the District Administration, to voluntarily meet with staff representatives to discuss fringe benefit offerings prior to approving them.
Workers’ Compensation: Employees determined to be “extra-hazardous” are covered under Wyoming Workers’ Compensation and are entitled to the prescribed benefits of the plan should they become injured while at work or sustain a work related injury. All work or work related injuries must be reported and filed in compliance with guidelines established under Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Laws.
Wyoming State Retirement Program: By Wyoming Statute, all District employees must be enrolled in the Wyoming State Retirement Program. By Board authorization, the District shall pay the District's portion and the employee's portion of all required Wyoming State Retirement contributions for each employee.
Insurance: The School District will provide coverage for all full time employees and their dependents in an approved health, dental, prescription drug plan, life insurance plan, and salary protection plan. Part time personnel may be included in the above programs, with the District paying that portion of the employee's insurance according to the work percentage of full time employment.
COBRA: Title IX of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires that certain employer's group health plans permit employees, spouses, and dependents to continue coverage after divorce, separation, death, termination or reduction in work hours, or failure of the dependent to meet the correct definition of dependent. In compliance with this legislation, the District will extend health coverage to those named by the legislation under the criteria established by the federal government.
Leave of Absence: All full time and permanent part time District employees will be eligible for a variety of different leaves of absences. All leaves of absence shall be categorically approved by the Board of Trustees and shall be administered by the Superintendent.
Severance Pay: A severance pay for days of unused sick leave (up to 180 days) will be set up for all personnel. The total accumulation of severance pay for sick leave shall not exceed $7,200. The per day severance shall be $40.00 per day.
Annuities: Employees may request a salary deduction for annuities. It shall be the employee's responsibility to select a carrier for his annuity plan from those approved by the Board, and to make arrangement with the business office for monthly salary deductions.
Policy Adopted: 03/29/78
Policy Revised: date of manual adoption; 07/22/80; 04/14/81; 06/12/90; 10/08/91; 09/14/95; 7/97 Budget; 09/09/08
LEGAL REFS: W.S. 9 3 401 9 3 404, W.S. 21 3 10 21 3 113, and W.S. 21 7 104
CROSS REFS: DLB, Salary Deductions
EI/EIB, Insurance Management/Liability Insurance
GDBD, Professional Staff Leaves and Absences
GDPC, Retirement of Professional Staff Members
Policy Cross References: