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Employee Benefits


Polk County employees receive 10 holidays each year.


All regular full-time and part-time employees are covered under the Florida Retirement System.

Insurance Plans

  • Medical: The county offers two medical plans through Aetna to best fit your needs. Those plans include Aetna Open Access Select and Aetna Choice POS II HRA.
  • Dental: The county offers high and low options dental plans through Aetna. Both plans allow for network and non-network provider services, based on a percentage (per coverage type) of the Preferred Dentist Program (PDP) usual fee when a network provider is used.
  • Vision: Vision care coverage is provided through Davis Vision, and there are high and low plan options.

Annual Leave

Annual leave is available to use after completion of an employee’s six month probationary period.

Sick Leave

Sick leave can be used following three months of service. Starting with the first pay period, full-time employees accrue 3.7 hours per bi-weekly pay period, up to 12 days per year. Part-time employees accrue half that amount.

Personal Time Off

Employees may use up to three days per year as personal time off and hours are deducted from the sick leave account. PTO is reinstated on an annual basis.

Direct Deposit

The County offers direct deposit to any banking institutions.

Employee Assistance Program

The County's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is currently provided to County employees by contracted services through Aetna. Employees and their eligible household members are encouraged to seek assistance if they experience personal conflicts or problems that can affect their mental and physical well-being. The EAP provides professional services at no cost to the employee. Participation in the program will not jeopardize an employee’s job security or promotional opportunities. All records and information pertaining to counseling by EAP resources are strictly confidential.

Probationary Period

All employees serve a probationary period during their initial six months of employment.

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