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State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Benefits

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  • Jun 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Correctional Officer in Sturtevant, Wisconsin

    Excellent retirement plan, lots of vacation, health care just changed and is limited and expensive. Poor explanation of benefits upon hire, you better ask questions because no one will help you. You'll be directed online. No one looks out for you with information and they will say that's your fault you didnt know. Very condescending and rude. Everyone will offer a different view of what the rules are too. Very strict policies on sick , fmla and time off. If you get it wrong you can be fired.

  • Mar 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Probation and Parole Officer in Appleton, Wisconsin

    The pension is ok with protected service at age 50. Health insurance premiums keep increasing

  • Jan 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Correctional Officer in Sturtevant, Wisconsin

    Everything was pretty standard, 5 years you are vested with their WRS system, you paid a monthly premium of $230 for family, FMLA, Paid maternity leave, Vet friendly

  • Jul 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    With the implementation of Act 10 State of Wisconsin staff not only took a pay cut by paying into their benefits, but also have seen a pay cut by freezing wages. Having one of the most solid pension funds in the country makes up for the pay cut for most employees. That said a state employee can generally find a private sector job with significantly higher benefits and pay.

  • Jul 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Communications Operator in Madison, Wisconsin

    Best thing is the Vacation/Holiday/Sick Hours that one can use to take paid time off throughout the year, Worst thing is you must pay a portion of health insurance where jobs with County and City pay entire amount

  • Mar 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Probation and Parole Officer in Madison, Wisconsin

    After 15 yrs, I've earned a substantial amount of vacation time. Unfortunately, the expectations of the job is a huge deterrence when it comes time to actually use them. Any more than 2 consecutive days off, you will be miserable trying to prepare to leave and when you get back. Thankfully, I am able to bank hours in Sabbatical so at least they might be useful at some point. Agent have Protected Status - Like other law enforcement professionals, you MIGHT be able to retire after 25 years (or 50 yo) but most can't afford to.

  • Jun 17, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Probation/Parole Agent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    We have not had a raise in several years, and the cost of our benefits & our contribution to the pension plan has increased each year.

  • Apr 12, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Racine, Wisconsin

    Excellent benefits, health care coverage, Paid time off, and insurance for retirement. Great retirement benefits and deferred compensation program

  • Mar 03, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    Great benefits. Well managed retirement fund.

  • Dec 21, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    The health benefits have decreased in recent years and many people complain about that; however, they are still far better than most other private and public sector benefits.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (10)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • CheckmarkMaternity & Paternity Leave (10)
  • 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
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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