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Georgia Department of Public Health Benefits

Location: US
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  • Pension Plan  (4 comments)

    “Getting less and less for new cohorts”

  • 401K Plan  (3 comments)

    “Small match for new employees. Better than nothing. Few choices.”

  • Health Insurance  (3 comments)

    “Too expensive, choices are not clear. Difficult to understand plans and difficult to make adjustments. HR not helpful, too busy.”

  • Aug 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Telework days, flexible scheduling. Worst things are lower pay and no raises.

  • Nov 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Supervisor in Augusta, Georgia

    Too expensive health insurance, difficult to apply for benefits.

  • Aug 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Nutritionist in Lagrange, Georgia

    The best thing about the benefits package dental and vision are pretty cheap. We receive 12 days of paid time off during holidays. We receive four days off during Christmas and Thanksgiving. The worst thing is it's only for full-time employees

  • Aug 15, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Social Sevice Provider in Atlanta, Georgia

    All national holidays are observed

  • Jun 02, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Environmental Health Specialist in Valdosta, Georgia

    The State of Georgia Department of Public Health offers a full range of benefits, including a 1% of salary per year pension plan, matching 401(k) plan, supplemental 457 savings plan, subsidized health insurance, available opt out to a HDHP health plan with tax deductible HSA, group life insurance plans for employee, spouse and family (will have to pay for most coverages, sign up the first year to medically qualify), dental insurance, vision insurance, legal insurance, long and short term disability insurance, court/jury duty leave, 3 weeks vacation a year, 3 weeks sick leave a year, ability to convert sick leave into personal holidays (3 a year) after first year and having 3 weeks of sick leave available to use, employee health assistance/mental health/counseling program, employees use their vacation and sick leave first and then can get additional unpaid medical and/or maternity leave, assistance getting continuing education hours for allied health staff and nursing staff can earn CNE, mobile phone, computer and health club discounts, time off for death in immediate family, commuter and carpool program available in Atlanta but not throughout the state, loan forgiveness for new physicians, physician's assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and nutritionists, but not necessarily for every allied health professional (like lab, environmental health, or epidemiology: may be able to negotiate it), time adjustment MAY be available for pursuing an advanced degree, may be able to negotiate a flexible schedule. Be prepared for below average salaries and very slow, if any, raises.

  • Apr 12, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Program Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

    There are twelve paid Annual Vacation days, which are separate from your Annual holidays and sick days. You have the option of participating in the Health Insurance plan. Management is generally supportive of employees advancing their education.

  • Mar 06, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    They still have a pension. Albeit shrinking in percentage of your salary base, but still, a pension in this day and age is unheard of unless you are a government employee. The State Health Benefits Plan offers VERY cool incentives. Some people have won iPads, Fitbits, Airline tickets and money for making sure they complete regular check-up activities (like flu shot, pap smears, biometric screenings, etc.). 401k is mandatory and matched so it makes up for the smaller pension packages. Teleworking is not shunned upon overall, you just have to get a good manager who doesn't mind. Life insurance is CHEAP but is maxed at 10x your salary level. Oh, and speaking of salary, please try to negotiate when you come in. The advertised salaries are only the top of the mid-point and can be flexible. If you settle low, raises are determined by the Governor and do not occur frequently (like every 7yrs or so) and if you move around, as an internal employee, your salary only increases by 10% (unless you jump a grade level) and you won't get as much as an external candidate.

  • Jan 30, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Extremely generous paid time off. Annual leave and Sick Leave rolls year to year and you can accrue up to 360 hours. You can accrue 720 hours for sick. Even if you go over these amounts, this time will accrue, and it can be used towards retiring early or catastrophic event. This generous leave policy has helped me maintain my income through several surgeries that I have had to endure. You also receive 12 paid holidays, another nice perk. You also receive the option to convert 24 hours of sick to personal time off to be utilized at your discretion.

  • Aug 12, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Can accrue sick leave quickly, 401k, 457b, pension, expensive health insurance, vacation, work from home, flexible work work with a day off, life insurance, std/ltd disability, dental..

  • Jul 26, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Best Benefit package, Retirement and sick leave

Benefits Summary

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Family & Parenting

  • CheckmarkMaternity & Paternity Leave (9)
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • CheckmarkEmployee Assistance Program (5)
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • CheckmarkJob Training (6)
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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