Employee Benefits

The following is a listing of benefits offered by Calumet County. Please refer to the appropriate policy and/or collective bargaining agreement for specific details.

Pension Plan

The county provides a pension plan through the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). All eligible employees will be required to pay 50% of the required WRS pension payment as established for general employees.

Deferred Compensation Program

Employees have access to a Section 457 Deferred Compensation program and may defer part of their income into this individual retirement plan.

Pre-Tax Expenses Option

Employees can pay for certain health, dental, vision and childcare expenses on a pre-tax basis by taking advantage of our Section 125 Plan.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

All employees except Deputy Sheriff's Association employees receive Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits in which vacation, sick leave, funeral leave, and holidays are combined in one flexible time off package. Included in the PTO program are 10 paid holidays. The employee has an annual opportunity to convert PTO to the Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP). Deputy Sheriff's Association employees receive a competitive vacation, sick leave, funeral leave, and holiday package.

Medical Insurance

The county offers a high deductible health plan through the WCA Group Health Trust. In addition to a contribution to a health savings account, the county also provides health reimbursement account contributions. The county pays 80% of the health insurance premium. The employee premium contribution may be reduced to 10% if the covered employee meets the wellness program requirements.

Dental Insurance

The county offers dental insurance and provides contributions to the monthly premiums.

Life Insurance

Eligible employees receive life insurance equivalent to one year’s estimated earnings. Additional coverage is available for purchase by the employee.  A spouse and dependent life insurance policy is also available.

Additional Insurance

Vision, short-term and long-term disability insurance is available to employees at their own expense.

Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP)

For employees, including newly hired Deputy Sheriff's Association employees, the employer makes biweekly contributions to a PEHP account.

Tuition Assistance

Calumet County's Tuition Assistance Program is designed to provide financial assistance to regular full-time and part-time employees voluntarily attending job-related, educational courses that are of direct benefit to the county as an employer, and courses within relevant technical college, undergraduate, or graduate-level programs.

Part-Time Employee Benefits

Regular part-time employees, working an average of half-time or more per week, receive all employee benefits on a pro-rated basis.