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The State of Minnesota offers a variety of benefits designed to support your skills and career development, and provide you with the tools and resources for a healthy personal life.

Our exceptional benefits balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life balance. These benefits, along with your salary, make up your total compensation. 

Programs, resources, and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

Health and Wellness

The State of Minnesota encourages wellness and promotes preventive care, offering many benefits and resources to help employees and their families lead healthy, balanced lives.

This may include:

  • Medical and dental plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Convenience clinics

Financial Well-Being

Financial well-being is about making good financial decisions today and planning for the future. The State of Minnesota offers savings and investment plans, time off, insurance options, and more to help employees meet their financial goals.

This may include:

  • Public pension plans
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Health care savings plan
  • Vacation, holiday, and sick days
  • Life, short and long-term disability, and AD&D insurance
  • Credit union memberships
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

In addition to the above benefits, the State of Minnesota qualifies as a public service employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. State of Minnesota employees, regardless of position, may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on certain Federal Direct student loans after making 120 qualifying payments on eligible loans while employed full-time. Please visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Professional Development

Because employees are one of our most valuable assets, we encourage professional development that empowers employees to do the work they love and reach their career goals. There are a number of tools and resources to help employees explore career paths, expand skill sets, and plan their future at the state.

This may include:

  • Training and development courses
  • Leadership institutes and programs
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Career planning
  • Tuition assistance

Work/Life Balance

We believe hard work is important, but we also know a balance is essential. These programs are designed to help you with your work and personal life.

This may include:

  • Flexible work options
  • Family and medical leave
  • Military leave and resources
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Pre-tax commuter spending account
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Legal resources
  • Combined charities campaign
  • Recognition programs
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