Benefits

The Town of Clayton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious beliefs, veteran status. disability, or political affiliation. The Town of Clayton is a drug-free employer.

Regular Employee Benefits

Listed below are Town employee benefits and their descriptions for regular full-time Town benefits.

The Town of Clayton offers a competitive salary package with paychecks coming biweekly directly into your bank account. 

Pending Town Council approval employees may also receive Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) and full-time employees may qualify for a merit raise and are eligible for a longevity check for $100 a year for every year of service.

Group Health and Insurance
NC State Health Care Plan (SHP)
The Town of Clayton provides health insurance through North Carolina's State Health Plan, which is administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Town Council has voted to contribute significantly toward that group health insurance for all individual regular full-time employees. Employees may purchase dependent coverage - while the employee assumes the cost for dependent coverage, Council does make a contribution toward family coverage as well.

Dental Coverage
Delta Dental
The Town currently offers FREE dental coverage for regular full-time employees. The Town offers dependent coverage for an additional cost to the employee.

Life Insurance Options

  • One America Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • One America Employer Paid Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • One America supplemental life for self and dependents
  • Long term care with Chubb Term Life

Retirement
N.C. Local Government Employees' Retirement System
The Town participates in the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System starting the first day of your employment. The 6% employee contribution is automatically applied, and all eligible employees are enrolled upon hire. The Town contributes 12.89% for full-time employees and 14.04% for law enforcement officers as of 1/1/2024. 

There is also an optional supplemental retirement through Empower (formerly Prudential). There is a 401k and 457b plan option. As of 1/1/2024, the Town contributes 5% to the 401k enrollment for all employees, even if there is no employee contribution. There is no employer contribution to 457b.

401K Retirement
N.C. Supplemental Plan
The Town currently contributes 4% towards regular full-time employees' 401 (k) Plan. Employees may elect to make voluntary contributions to the plan by payroll deduction. Employees are immediately invested in the North Carolina Supplemental Retirement Plan starting the first day of employment. Law Enforcement Officer contribution is 5%

Flexible Spending Accounts
P&A Group
Employees are offered the option to participate in Flexible Spending Accounts, which provide a way to save federal, state and social security taxes on eligible medical and dependent care expenses.

Holidays
Employees receive 12 paid holidays per year.

Vacation Leave
Employees can accumulate vacation leave without any applicable maximum until December 31 of each year. At that time, any hours over 240 are converted to sick leave.

Years of ServiceYearly Accrual
0-412
5-915
10-1418
15-1920
20 or more30


Sick Leave
Town employees accrue 12 paid sick leave days per year. There is no limit on the number of days accumulated.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Town of Clayton provides employees and family members with FREE, confidential short-term counseling to help resolve financial, marriage, parenting, stress and other problems that may impact their work or personal lives.

Voluntary Short-Term Disability
Allstate
Allstate offers a level of income replacement if an eligible employee is unable to work due to disability.

Voluntary Vision
Superior Vision
The Town offers a voluntary supplemental vision benefit through Superior Vision for employees and dependents. The plan offers discounted vision care services as well as a hardware allowance for contacts or glasses through a provider network.

Workers' Compensation
All Town employees (full-time and part-time) are covered under the NC. Worker's Compensation Act. Responsibility for claiming compensation under the Workers Compensation Act is on the injured employee.

Credit Union Membership
N.C. Local Government Employees' Credit Union
All employees have the opportunity to join the NC Local Government Employees' Credit Union.


*Medical and dental insurance coverage becomes effective on the first day of the month following the hire date. All other insurance benefits will be effective 30 days from the date of hire.

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