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Benefits

The District provides a wide range of benefits for its full-time employees. Following is a summary of some of the available benefits. This data is provided for informational purposes only and may be changed without notice.

Paid Time Off Program

The Dallas Central Appraisal District offers an innovative Paid Time Off (PTO) program that combines the benefits normally associated with traditional Vacation and Sick programs. Under the PTO plan, employees accrue hours each payroll that can be used for a variety of personal and family needs including personal and family illness, school events, assistance with eldercare issues, vacation, etc. Unused PTO time is paid to the employee based on seniority at termination or retirement.

Holiday

Employees of the District are entitled to eleven (11) paid holidays, equivalent to 88 hours per year.

Retirement

Immediately upon employment, all full-time employees of the Dallas Central Appraisal District become members of the statewide Texas County and District Retirement System. The District matches pre-tax employee contributions of 7% of gross salary. Employees are eligible to retire at either the rule of 80 (service plus age equal 80), twenty years service at any age, or age 60 with at least 10 years service.

Social Security

The DCAD does not participate in the retirement and disability portions of Social Security.

Medicare

Employees contribute 1.45% of their earnings to the Medicare portion of Social Security.

Group Medical Insurance

The District makes available and pays the premium for employee medical coverage through the United HealthCare Choice Plus program, which provides in and out of network benefits for all full-time employees. Optional dependent coverage is available at an additional expense.

Dental Health Plans

The District provides for coverage through a Dental Health Maintenance Organization with an option to buy up to a dental indemnity plan.

Vision Plans

All employees are enrolled in a basic vision plan providing in and out of network benefits for eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses.

Dependent Coverage

Employees may, at their own expense, purchase dependent coverage for medical and dental plans.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Both medical and dependent care accounts are available to qualified employees.

Life and AD&D insurance

The District purchases term life and accidental death insurance in the amount of one (1) times the employee’s annual salary.

Optional Insurance Coverage

Additional term life insurance can be purchased up to a maximum of three (3) times the employee’s salary, not to exceed $300,000.

Additional accidental death and dismemberment insurance can be purchased up to a maximum of 10 times the employee’s salary, not to exceed $500,000.

Income Protection Plans

The District has a comprehensive income protection program that includes an innovative Paid Time Off Program, a Salary Continuation program, and a fully insured Long Term Disability plan.

Deferred Compensation

All employees may participate in this section 457 tax deferred savings program through Nationwide Retirement Services.

Credit Union

The District offers payroll deduction and membership in the Texas Federal Credit Union.

Casual Dress

Throughout most of the year, employees can wear business casual dress.


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