Employee Benefits

Insurance

  1. Health
  2. Dental
  3. Vision
  4. Life

The Town provides group health and hospitalization insurance for regular full-time and part-time employees*. Employees may purchase dependent coverage through the Town’s group health plan, but the employee assumes the majority of the cost for dependent coverage.

* Benefits for part-time employees are pro-rated based on a 40-hour work week.

Retirement

  1. Retirement
  2. Supplemental Retirement

Each employee who is expected to work for the Town more than 1,000 hours annually will join the North Carolina Local Government Retirement System when eligible as a condition of employment, starting the first day of employment. A six percent (6%) employee contribution is deducted from pay for the retirement plan. An employee becomes vested in the retirement plan after 5 years of contributing service.

Paid Leave

  1. Vacation
  2. Sick Leave
  3. Bereavement
  4. Paid Parental
  5. Paid Caregiver

Paid vacation is granted to all regular employees. The vacation earning rate for full-time employees working 40 hours per week is as follows. Leave earning is pro-rated for employees working more or less than 40 hours per week.

Years of ServiceHours Accrued Per Year
Less than 2 years80
2 through 496
5 through 9120
10 through 14144
15 through 19168
20 plus192


Holidays

  1. Holidays
  2. Floating Holiday

Full and part-time employees receive 13 paid holidays per year. Employees required to work a holiday are provided with holiday premium pay for all hours worked. 

Police and Fire employees working a shift schedule receive holiday pay for every holiday the Town observes, regardless of whether they work the holiday or not. Shift employees who work on a holiday will receive time and a half for all hours worked on the holiday, in addition to the holiday pay for that day.

Other Perks

  1. Credit Union
  2. Longevity Pay
  3. Professional Leave
  4. Recognition Programs
  5. Tuition Reimbursement

All employees have the option of joining the North Carolina Local Government Employees’ Credit Union. In order to retain membership in the Credit Union, employees must have a minimum of $25 on deposit.

Voluntary Benefits

  1. Employee Assistance Program
  2. Flexible Spending Account
  3. Short Term Disability

The Town of Apex provides employees and family members with confidential counseling to help resolve problems that may impact their work or personal lives. This is a free service.

WORKERS COMPENSATION 

All Town employees (full-time and part-time) are covered under the North Carolina Worker’s Compensation Act. This act covers those employees who suffer injuries as a result of an accident while performing duties. Responsibility for claiming compensation under the Workers Compensation Act is on the injured employee, and such claims must be filed by the employee with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within two years from the date of injury.