The benefits of government employment are very good, but it would be even better if the State covered childcare or provided programs.
There is a 30 day elimination period before short term disability begins. If you do not have enough leave accumulated to cover that 30 day period, you have to go on leave without pay until the 30 days is completed. So, for 6 weeks of maternity leave, you get less than 2 weeks on disability... even if your doctor doesn't clear you to return to work for 8 weeks after a c-section.
You'll be forced to plan for retirment
Health Insurance is expensive and PERA is not stable
Consistent is how it is issued for all employees. Very little subjectivity.
The pay was not good compared to the private sector.
For new employees, benefits aren't as strong as they once were, but 401Ks are matched up to 8%
PTO and retirement are above average. Medical/Dental premiums are affordable but the insurance policy (co-pays, out of pocket) are below average
Good vacation, health insurance and RTD pass.
There isn't a best thing. They take so much out of your check just to pay for health insurance.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.