Working for the State offers some excellent benefits. Read below for more about some of the highlighted benefits we offer here at DHHS or visit the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) website to see information on the entire benefits package for state employees.
The cost of college course work and continuing education
requirements, can be a considerable financial responsibility for
Visit the federal website to see if you qualify for:
You may be eligible for assistance even if you did not qualify at an earlier time, or are delinquent or
in default, or if your taxes or wages are being garnished.
Below are some occupations eligible for student loan Forgiveness programs:
In 1976, the board implemented the State of Nebraska Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP). DCP, as authorized by IRS Code §457, is a voluntary retirement savings plan which allows state employees the ability to defer and invest a portion of their compensation for retirement. DCP should be considered a long-term retirement savings account designed to supplement the mandatory retirement plan.
Effective 2020, election to participate in DCP will be an option for State employees during open enrollment. In addition, year round DCP enrollment and the ability to change contribution amounts will be available via the Employee Work Center (Workday). Individuals who do not have access to the online process may complete a DCP Enrollment Form and submit to their HR/Payroll department to enroll. HR/Payroll will approve, sign, and forward the form to NPERS. Enrollments (and changes to contribution amounts) will begin as soon as administratively possible, but no earlier than the first of the following month. Elections made during open enrollment will be reflected on the first paycheck in July. Enrollments submitted using the DCP Enrollment Form must be received by NPERS the calendar month prior to the month that participation and contributions are to begin.
State employees participate in the Nebraska State Employees Retirement System(NPERS). All new plan members participate in the mandatory Cash Balance benefit immediately upon employment. Participation is voluntary for permanent, part-time employees age 18 or older and permanent part-time seasonal employees age 18 or older. Membership in the plan begins immediately upon employment. Members Contribute 4.8% of salary pre-tax and the state matches contributions at 156%.