There are many benefits to working for the Alabama Department of Revenue and serving the citizens of our state in a public capacity. They include:
- Annual Leave: There are 24 semi-monthly pay periods per year. Leave is accrued as follows:
- 4.20 hours per pay period while serving the first five years of service
- 5.25 hours per pay period while serving 5-10 years of service
- 6.30 hours per pay period while serving 10-15 years of service
- 7.35 hours per pay period while serving 15-20 years of service
- 8.40 hours per pay period while serving 20-25 years of service
- 9.45 hours per pay period after serving 25 years and beyond
- Sick Leave: 4.20 hours of sick leave is accrued each pay period and remains at 4.20 throughout your career with state government.
- Deferred Compensation: Each employee may elect to contribute to a deferred compensation plan through the Retirement Systems of Alabama or the State of Alabama Deferred Compensation Plan.
- Health and Dental Insurance: State funding helps ensure affordable health and dental insurance premiums for employees. Family coverage is available at the option of the employee.
- Paid Holidays: There are 13 paid holidays per year.
Training programs at ALDOR raise awareness and knowledge and navigate individual needs to meet professional goals. It is a recurrent program offered to temporary and permanent employees on various topics. Some examples of the types of training offered are new employee orientation, employee development and enrichment, and introductory classes in numerous software programs.
Special classes are coordinated through State Personnel training to include performance appraisal, employment law, and other necessary courses. The department is also involved in two special certification programs coordinated through Auburn University, and we support the Certified Public Manager Certificate (CPM) program offered by Auburn University at Montgomery.
Longevity pay is a lump sum payment for longevity if the employee has accumulated at least five years total eligible service time and is in active pay status as of December 1 of the current calendar year. All state employees and law enforcement officers, merit or non merit, are entitled to receive this bonus. Temporary time, leave without pay or other breaks in service do not qualify as service time. Federal and state taxes are withheld from the longevity pay as well as FICA and/or Medicare for those employees who are subject to FICA and/or Medicare.
Your monthly share of insurance premium will vary depending on the type of insurance selected. Dependent health insurance coverage is available. You can get the details from the payroll clerk in Human Resources.
The Flexible Benefits Plan allows employees to join a Dependent Care Reimbursement Account or a Health Care Reimbursement Account. Money for these accounts is paid through payroll deductions before state and federal taxes are applied. Deductions are made in 24 equal installments throughout the calendar year. Details may be obtained from the payroll clerk in Human Resources. These programs are administered by the State Employees’ Insurance Board.
Direct deposit of your payroll check is available to most any financial institution or bank account. Direct deposit forms are available at your bank, or call or visit the payroll clerk.
Alabama State Employees Association (ASEA) dues are deducted from the first payroll check of each month. ASEA provides free legal counseling and representation for job-related cases and represents state employees before the Alabama Legislature. ASEA also provides vacation spot discounts, a travel savings program, and discounts at retail establishments. Dues are $9 per month.
Another employee group is the Alabama Public Employees’ Association League. Their dues are set at $3.50 per month.
Combined Charities Campaign is sponsored by the River Region United Way, which is a local chapter of the United Way of America, and contributions can be made in a single payment or through payroll deduction. Your contributions are sent to the participating organization(s) of your choice. State employees give more than $750,000 annually to worthy agencies who help the poor and the less fortunate of Alabama.
State Employee Injury Compensation Trust Fund (SEICTF) is a funded program created by the Alabama Legislature to provide medical benefits to state workers for injuries incurred on the job, lost wages caused by job injury, payment for permanent partial and permanent total disability, and payments to eligible dependents for burial expenses in the event of a fatal work-related injury.
Alabama State Employees’ Credit Union provides free checking accounts, savings accounts, and Christmas club savings plans for state employees. ASE Credit Union also provides competitive interest rates on loans, safe deposit boxes and other services. To join ASE, membership requires a deposit of $5. Payroll deduction is available from the first paycheck of each month. For more information, visit their website at www.yourasecu.com.
- Defined Benefit Retirement Plan (employer/employee based)
- Optional Deferred Compensation Programs