CONTACT A BENEFITS SPECIALIST
Emerson Building | 2001 Capitol Ave. | Cheyenne, WY 82002
Main Phone: (307) 777-6713 | Fax: (307) 777-6659
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (MST), Monday - Friday
Division Administrator: Patricia L. Bach
The State of Wyoming provides competitive wage and benefit plans to our employees. Automatic payroll deposit is available to employees as well as several credit union memberships.
ANNUAL LEAVE ACCRUAL
As a State of Wyoming employee you will earn annual leave based on the number of months you've been employed by the state:
- 1 - 48 months
- 49 - 108 months
- 109 - 168 months
- 169 - 228 months
- over 229 months
Hours Earned Per Month
- 8 hrs per mo (12 days per yr)
- 10 hrs per mo (15 days per yr)
- 12 hrs per mo (18 days per yr)
- 14 hrs per mo (21 days per yr)
- 16 hrs per mo (24 days per yr)
- The State employee’s retirement program includes both the benefits of the Wyoming Retirement System and Social Security System.
- An employee becomes fully vested upon completion of four years of service.
- Early withdrawal of retirement funds results in forfeiture of employer matching contributions and interest on employer contributions.
- As of the 2012 Legislative Session a "second tier" (Tier 2) of benefits for members of the Public Employee Pension was created. The benefits for both tiers are as follows:
*Wyoming has the "85 Year Rule" in place for full retirement qualification ‐‐ your age plus your years of service must equal 85 to qualify for full benefits upon early retirement.
- For more detailed information on the State retirement benefits please contact Wyoming Retirement System at http://retirement.state.wy.us/ or Wyoming Retirement System, 6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 500, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 (307) 777-7691.
- The state provides a voluntary deferred compensation plan. This plan offers a plan under which employees may defer a portion of their income to provide returns on investment. Withdrawal is triggered by termination of employment or retirement. Contributions may be made on a pre-tax or post-tax basis.
- The State contributes an additional $20 per month to employees enrolled in the Deferred Compensation Program.
- The State pays roughly 85% towards the employees elected health, dental and life insurance monthly.
- For more details click here.
- All plans have an initial deductible; the State Health Plan pays in‐network and in‐state providers for covered medical expenses at 80 or 85 percent. This amount may be less, if care is received from an out‐of‐state non‐network provider.
- A new employee and their dependents have 31 days from date of eligibility to enroll.
- Coverage begins on the first day of the month following employment.
- Various deductibles are available.
- The State also offers a Health Savings Account (HSA) option. An HSA is like an IRA for medical care and requires a great deal of thought before electing to participate due to the restrictions and limitations. There are, however, some very attractive aspects to this option for certain individuals. If you think you may be interested, please request additional information on this option.
- Term Life insurance and AD&D coverage is available. Cost increases with age.
- The death benefit is $50,000 through age 59 and declines afterwards.
- Term Life coverage is also available for dependents.
- Additional life insurance is available through the Wyoming Retirement System. Group term costs $16.00 per month.
- State employees may be covered by the Delta Dental Plan.
- There are two dental plans available. The preventive is required with the health plan. The optional dental plan, which provides coverage for restorations and etc., is voluntary.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
- Flexible Spending Account allows you to pay for eligible medical insurance premiums on a pre-tax basis, and
- Medical Reimbursement Accounts: money from earnings can be set aside, on a pre-tax basis, to pay eligible medical expenses.
- Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Account: money from earnings can be set aside, on a pre-tax basis, to pay for eligible dependent care expenses.
- Additional $40 earned per month for each five years of unbroken service after completion of the first five years, unlimited accrual.
ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULES
- Employees may have flexibility to work on an alternative schedule. For more details click here.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STATE BENEFITS
Want to learn more about State of Wyoming benefits? State trainer and eLearning guru, Matt Nagy, has a monthly show called the Subject Matter Minute that goes into employee benefits in more detail and covers more obscure items as well. Clicking the image to the right will take you to the YouTube playlist, which has all episodes. If you want an overview of our benefits, jump down to "Full Benefits Package." Or, you can pick and choose below:
- Longevity Pay
- Vision Benefits
- Employee Grievances
- Google Hangouts
- Flexible Benefit Plan
- Medical Reimbursement Process
- Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
- Retirement Goal Calculator
- 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
- Full Benefits Package
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance for Retirees
- Health Fair Screenings