HACSB offers eligible employees a generous and well rounded benefit package containing a wide range of benefits and services which includes:
Cafeteria Benefit Plan
HACSB provides a generous cafeteria benefit allowance for eligible employees to be used to contribute to the cost of the employee’s medical, dental, vision and life insurance premium plans offered by HACSB. The amount of cafeteria benefit allowance varies by position classification and coverage type selected by the employee. If the benefit allowance exceeds the employee’s insurance premiums cost, the leftover amount will be added to the employee’s paycheck as taxable income.
Group Health Plan
Because everyone has different health care needs and preferences, HACSB offers its employees a choice of medical plan options designed to best meet the individual needs of the employees and their families including HMO, PPO and Health Savings Account (HSA) Plan options.
HACSB offers a choice between DPO and HMO style dental plans.
Vision coverage is offered to HACSB employees. The Plan allows participants to use any vision care provider, but participants receive the most value from their benefit if they select an in network provider.
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
HACSB employees receive Group Term Life insurance and AD&D coverage. The coverage amount varies per classification. HACSB pays the entire cost of this important protection for most classifications. Additionally, employees have the option to purchase additional or supplemental life insurance coverage.
Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
The LTD Plan offers financial assistance for unexpected injuries and illnesses that last for an extended period. The Plan pays a monthly benefit of 60% of pay up to a maximum monthly benefit amount for eligible employees. HACSB pays the full cost of this protection.
401(a) Employees’ Money Purchase Pension Plan
The well-being of its employees during their retirement years is of utmost importance to HACSB.
HACSB currently contributes 12% of the employee’s compensation to the 401(a) Plan on behalf of all eligible employees. HACSB contributes an additional matching contribution into the Plan for eligible HACSB employees through a dollar to dollar match on the employee’s salary deferral contribution to HACSB’s 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Salary deferral contributions that are over 5% of the employee’s compensation will not be matched. Therefore, the maximum employer contribution into the Plan is currently 17%.
457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
A 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan is available to eligible employees. The Plan allows employees to defer a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis as an additional way of saving for retirement.
TIME OFF BENEFITS
HACSB observes the following holidays:
• New Year’s Day
• Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
• President’s Day
• Cesar Chavez Day
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Day After Thanksgiving Day
• Veteran’s Day
• ½ Day Christmas Eve and ½ Day New Year’s Eve
HACSB provides generous vacation benefits to eligible employees to provide opportunities for rest, relaxation and personal pursuits. The vacation accrual amount varies by position classification and length of service.
Eligible, full-time employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave per year.
Employees receive one personal leave day each calendar year.
Employees may take up to 40 hours of paid bereavement in the event of an immediate family member’s death.
Jury Duty/Witness Duty
Employees are encouraged to fulfill their civic responsibility by serving on jury or witness duty when required and will receive a leave of absence with full pay for such time.
Public Service Leave
Employees may be eligible to receive up to 40 hours of paid public service leave each calendar year to participate in public service activities where such participation has public relations, educational or related value to HACSB.
9/80 Work Schedule
HACSB has adopted a 9/80 schedule that consists of 8 work days of 9 hours and 1 work day of 8 hours for a total of 80 hours during 2 consecutive work weeks. Employees enjoy alternate Fridays off work.
Alternative Transportation Incentive Program
HACSB is strongly committed to environmental sustainability and encourages employees to use alternative transportation including bicycling, walking, carpooling, and riding the bus or commuter shuttle. HACSB offers alternative transportation incentives to employees including free MTD bus passes and sharing in the cost of the employee’s commuter transit service from Ventura County and North Santa Barbara County areas.
Coastal Housing Partnership Membership
As a member of the Coastal Housing Partnership (CHP), a non-profit organization, HACSB employees are eligible to attend free educational home buying seminars and may receive discounts on certain items (home inspections, brokerage fees, etc.) involved in purchasing or refinancing a home.
Employee Assistance Program
HACSB’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers up to three confidential sessions with a professional counselor per issue, per individual at no cost to the participant. These services help employees improve life at home and work.
Training and Development
HACSB recognizes that the skills and knowledge of its employees are critical to the success of our organization. To enhance our employees’ job related skills and encourage their growth and professional development, we offer extensive on-the-job training and tuition reimbursement for certain educational expenses.
Recognition and Incentive Programs
We offer a variety of recognition and incentive programs to recognize, motivate and reward excellence, commitment to our “5 C” Core Values and achievement of agency goals and objectives.