Part-Time Employee Benefits

Benefits for Part-Time Regular Employees (Scheduled for less than 30 hours per week)

Effective January 1, 2019

Flexible Time Off (FTO)

Flexible Time Off is accrued according to the following schedule:

  • Pro-rated on part-time hours based on:
  • Hire date to five year anniversary - 24 working days per year
  • Fifth anniversary to ten year anniversary - 27 working days per year
  • Tenth anniversary to fifteen year anniversary - 30 working days per year
  • Fifteenth anniversary and thereafter - 33 working days per year


The County will observe the following eleven-and-a-half (11 1/2) paid holidays. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be considered the holiday for employees whose normal work schedule is Monday through Friday. Similarly, when a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be considered the holiday.

Regular Part-Time Employees are compensated on a pro-rated basis.

HolidaysDate Observed
New Year’s Day
January 1
Personal Holiday*
January 1 *accrued by active employees and must be used by the last full pay period of the calendar year
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
Third Monday in January
President’s Day
Third Monday in February
Memorial Day
Last Monday in May
Independence Day
July 4
Labor Day
First Monday in September
Veteran’s Day
November 11
Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Thursday in November
Friday After Thanksgiving
Friday after the fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Eve**
December 24**When December 24 falls on Monday-Thursday an employee is granted a paid half-shift (up to four hours) of holiday pay.
Christmas Day (observed)
December 25


  • Completion of Probation - Upon the satisfactory completion of the probation period (usually 6 to 12 months), regular employees may be eligible for a salary increase of up to 5% of their base salary. Eligibility for this probationary increase is based on satisfactory job performance and will not exceed the midpoint of the appropriate salary range for newly hired employees, and will not exceed the appropriate maximum for promoted employees.
  • Performance Based Range Movements - Employees who have passed probation are evaluated annually on their performance levels. Performance reviews occur during the fall season and approved increases, if any, are effective at some point the following calendar year.
  • General Increases - The Employee Relations Department reviews the County’s compensation plan at least annually, and whenever conditions require, they recommend changes to the County Board for review and approval.
  • Exceptional Service Pay - To recognize an employee’s outstanding contributions, additional pay may be granted for exceptional service, up to $1,000 during employment with Anoka County.

Extended Medical Benefit (EMB)

An income protection insurance to be used after the first five consecutive, work days of an absence for the employee’s own illness or injury or an immediate family member’s illness or injury. Accrued at 8 working days per year prorated for part-time hours.

Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

  • Anoka County contributes 7.5% of total salary; Employee contributes 6.5% of total salary; vested after 5 years of service.
  • Police & Fire: Employer contributes 16.95%; Full-time & part-time employees contribute 11.3% vested 50% after 5 years of service and 10% each year thereafter until 100% vested at year 10. New Enrollees, June 30, 2014 or later, are vested at 50 percent after 10 years of public service and become fully vested after 20 years of service.
  • Detention and Correctional: Employer contributes 8.75%; Employee contributes 5.83%; vested 50% after 5 years of service and 10% each year thereafter until 100% vested at year 10.

Deferred Compensation Plan (Section 457)

Optional programs offered by MN State Deferred Compensation Plan (MNDCP), Nationwide and VALIC allows employees to set aside up to $19,000 to accumulate on a tax-deferred basis or post-tax 457 Roth basis. Employees age 50 and over can defer up to $25,000.

Flexible Benefit Plan

  • Pre-Tax Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts - Employee may annually designate a salary reduction amount (up to $5,000 for dependent care) into the account on a pre-tax basis, to be reimbursed for dependent care expenses incurred while you are working with the County.
  • Pre-Tax Parking - Non-Union employees who pay for a parking spot in the Government Center ramp or lot through payroll deduction can have the payment taken out before taxes (Federal, State and FICA) and PERA.

Employee Assistance Program

Free access to independent, confidential and professional assessment and short-term counseling services available to employee and family members.

Adoption Assistance

After 12 full consecutive months of employment, Adoption Assistance reimbursement of up to $1,500 not to exceed to the actual cost of the qualifying expenses of the adoption, plus any required Social Security and Medicare contributions.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (Federal Direct Loan)

Anoka County qualifies as a “public service organization” to help you qualify for this partial student loan forgiveness program. For more information, go to

Government Center Parking Options

  • Reserved, Covered Ramp Parking
$27.50 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-Covered Lot Parking             (flat lot, north of the Government Center)
$19.50 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-covered Ramp Parking         (4th and 5th levels)
$10 / month
  • Non-Reserved, Non-covered Overnight Ramp       Parking (4th and 5th levels for shifts starting at       2:00 p.m. or later)
$5 / month

Please Note:

The benefits listed above apply to non-bargaining unit positions. For any benefit differences relating to bargaining units, refer to the contract for your unit.