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What are the Benefits?

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 108 hours (13 days) of paid vacation, 108 hours of sick time, and 11 paid holidays. That's a total of 304 hours of paid time off (38 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 $210 per month, while individual coverage is $31 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 2017 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.
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