IDR Employee Benefits

Health & Wellness Benefits

  • Employees are eligible to participate in the State of Iowa’s benefit program if they are permanent (non-temporary) or probationary employee. In addition:
  • Employees who work at least 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in the following benefits:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC)
  • Employees who work at least 30 hours a week are also eligible to participate in the following additional benefits:
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation: Full-time employees accrue 80 hours per year, 120 hours per year after 4 years
  • Sick Leave: Full-time employees accrue 12 hours per month
  • Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS): The employee and the State of Iowa contribute a set percentage of the employee’s pretax pay to IPERS. The deductions come out of the employee’s check automatically. IPERS is a “defined benefit” retirement plan. Being a defined benefit plan means IPERS uses a set formula to calculate benefits at retirement, providing a lifetime monthly benefit that cannot be outlived.
    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Day after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas
    • Remote and hybrid opportunities
    • Flexible scheduling opportunities
    • Advancement opportunities
    • Annual Performance Planning and Evaluation with merit-based pay increase
    • Across-the-Board (ATB) Annual Salary Increase
    • Training and Development
    • Performance & Development Solutions (PDS)
    • Learning Management System (LMS)
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Eligibility
      The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer (U.S. federal, state, local or tribal government, or not-for-profit organization).
    • State Employee Health and Recreation Committee (SEHARC)
    • Get Active Day, Blood Drives, Bowling Tournament, Golf Tournament, group discounts and special offers
    • Capitol Complex on-site food trucks (May-December)*
    • Capitol Complex Farmers Market (June-September)*
    • State of Iowa employee-only Capitol tours (November-December)*
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Employee Discount Program (EDP)
    • Toys for Tots and Food Bank of Iowa Committee

     

    * = benefit only available during personal time (lunch, breaks, vacation time, or after-hours)


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