Health benefits are much better than you will see at private companies. Time off is flexible and you will earn more time off the longer you are employed. No retirement matching
basic package, pricey health insurance, no bonuses and slow wage growth
As contractual, you do get subsidized health care (very affordable). You can contribute to retirement, but there is no match for contractual. Telework is awesome. Can work overtime to earn comp time - no paid time off otherwise.
Best thing about benefits is time off. 6 personal days a year and 10 annual days (which need to be accrued)
Retirees now have to pay out of pocket for prescriptions
Can carry over annual and sick time
Health insurance and paid leave
As a contractor, I still get annual time, sick time, and health benefits.
Benefits are basic - there is a pension, but you have to be with the State for 10 years before you receive a match. 401ks are not matched. PTO is pretty abundant, and in most offices work hours are flexible. No fancy perks like you might find with private companies - for example, DHMH encourages wellness, but don't offer workout spaces or discounted gym memberships, etc.
Many employees are contractual, resulting in no benefits
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.