Employee Benefits

When employees are asked why they like working for Spokane County, they often refer to excellent working conditions and comprehensive benefits. The following is a brief description of the benefits currently offered to employees of Spokane County (in regular status). Benefits are subject to change and may differ according to collective bargaining agreements. Further information is available through the Human Resources Department.

Paid Leave


A generous paid leave program is provided.

Spokane County Observed Holidays


Ten paid holidays are observed by County employees. Non-represented employees have an additional "Personal Holiday." Represented employees should consult their contract.

Medical Insurance


Two plans are currently available: Premera Bluecross, Group Health. Medical insurance is provided to the employee, cost varies depending on plan and contract. Additional premium cost to the employee may incur for spouse and family members coverage.

Dental Insurance


Two plans are currently available: Willamette Dental, Delta Dental of Washington. Dental insurance is provided to the employee, cost varies depending on plan and contract. Additional premium cost to the employee may incur for spouse and family members coverage.

Long Term Disability Coverage


All employees are automatically enrolled for Long Term Disability except Spokane County Deputy Sheriff's Association. Standard - Long Term Disability Certification (PDF)

Retirement Plan


Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS, PSERS, and LEOFF). Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan.

Life Insurance


The County provides a $10,000 employee group life insurance policy to each employee. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County. In addition to the $10,000 group life insurance policy, additional voluntary life insurance may be purchased by the employee for self, spouse and dependents. Standard - Basic $10,000 and AD/D Certification (PDF) and Standard - Voluntary Certification (PDF).

Tax Deferred Compensation


Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program. Empower and Nationwide.

Employee Assistance Program


Employees and their family members are eligible to receive free confidential assistance from an outside agency, Deer Oaks, to assist with problems related to: marriage, family, alcohol, drugs, personal and work. These services are available up to 8 sessions per year.

In addition, Spokane County offers its employees access to credit union membership, employee discounts, service awards, on-going training programs, a Commute Trip Reduction program, direct payroll deposit and other benefits.

Part-time employees in regular status receive pro-rated benefits.