Special Programs & Benefits

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Legal Resources

Legal Resources is a group legal plan provider in which employees select from participating plan attorneys.  If elected the employee pays the premium.

Member Services:  1-800-728-5768
Web Site: http://www.legalresources.com

Employee Assistance Program (Life Work Strategies)

The City provides free, confidential counseling, assessment, and referral services to help employees deal with personal problems.  Trained, certified employee assistance counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is also available for family members who are eligible health insurance plan dependents.

Life Work Strategies
24 hour assistance line – 1-877-252-8550

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-taxed dollars, which means that taxable earnings are reduced so the employee pays less taxes on earnings and take home pay is increased.  The maximum amount that can be set aside for health care expenses per calendar year is $2,700; and that maximum that can be set aside per calendar year for dependent care is $5,000; however, amounts may change based on IRS regulations.  Employees wishing to participate in either of these plans must enroll/re-enroll each January 1.  

Pre-tax deductions for health insurance

Pre-tax payroll deductions are made for the City’s health insurance and dental programs.  Pre-tax deductions enable employees to avoid paying Federal, State, and FICA taxes on the amounts of these payroll deducted premiums.  This is permitted through Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Tuition Assistance Program

When funding is available the City will pay for voluntary training, reimbursement of tuition, professional training, conferences, etc.

Multilingual Skills Compensation Program

Certified full-time employees who use multilingual skills to assist the general public on a daily basis are eligible to be compensated for these services.  Employees are compensated on a flat rate.  Contact the Human Resources Division for information on testing and certification.

Home Ownership Grant

The grant contributes $2,000 toward the purchase of a home within Greenbelt city limits. This grant is eligible after the completion of probation.