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There are many benefits to working with the State of Minnesota. Here are some of the reasons that 35,000 Minnesotans have decided to make their careers in government service:

The following benefits are available to any state employee whose appointment is at least six months long, whether temporary or permanent.

  • Paid Time Off. Receive a minimum of 13 days of paid vacation, 13 days of sick time, and 11 paid holidays. That's a total of 296 hours of paid time off (37 days) per year! We do not have a "use-it-or-lose-it" policy and you are permitted to hold up to 275 hours in your vacation bank. Depending upon your employment plan, you may be able to use vacation as deferred compensation.

  • Low Cost Health Insurance. Family medical premiums are only $258 per month, while individual coverage is $38 per month. Low out of pocket maximum deductibles are available depending on your selected plan.  You can find more detailed information by reading through our Schedule of Benefits.

  • Retirement Plan. A defined benefit pension, which vests for life after five years of service, is available to nearly every one of our employees. Read more about our General Employee Retirement Plan.

  • Pre-Tax Benefits. We offer many pre-tax benefits for medical and dental expenses, transit, dependent care and several other tax-advantaged programs. Pre-Tax benefits are deductions that lower your taxable wages.