Mecklenburg County currently offers employees a choice of CIGNA Enhanced PPO or CIGNA Standard PPO
Employees have the option of Standard or Enhanced dental plan with CIGNA.
Regular County Employees are covered for 1 times their annual salary. Dependent coverage of $10,000 is available. Supplemental Term Life is also available as an additional option.
Employee Assistance Program
A program providing counseling and referral assistance in dealing with personal problems ranging from drug or alcohol dependency, to marital or financial problems, to work-related stress. EAP services are available, at no cost, to eligible employees and their family members 24 hours a day
Health and Fitness
For a nominal membership fee, employees can join any of the 10 Mecklenburg County Fitness Centers. All of which, have state-of-the-art weight resistance and cardiovascular equipment, locker rooms and showers and a variety of group exercise classes and wellness programs. Join your fellow employees in a professional, safe, supportive, and goal-oriented fitness program designed to meet your individual needs. In addition, the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center , located at 800 E. 2nd Street , has state-of-the-art swim facilities including a 50-meter competition pool, 25-yard warm instructional pool, 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards, hot tub and full-circuit fitness center. Fitness Center options are listed on the myHR website under Benefits.
Automatic membership with the North Carolina Local Governmental Retirement System administered by the State. Employee contributes 6% of gross wages. Participation is required.
Deferred Compensation Plans
Employees have the option to supplement their pension benefit by participating in either a 401(k) plan and/or a 457 plan.
Employees may become members of the Charlotte Metro Credit Union
or the Local Government Federal Credit Union
which offer a full range of savings/loan options.
Visit the credit union websites at:
The County allows and encourages you to take time off of your regular schedule to volunteer in the community or at your child's school. The County will match your time away with an equal number of hours of paid leave, up to 24 hours a year.
The County encourages employees to improve their skills and enhance their professional growth through continuing educational opportunities.
The County Training Office offers many excellent in-house workshops to address the ongoing needs of the employees and the organization. If the training you need is not offered, the Training Office can work with you and your supervisor to find the appropriate resource in the community and will arrange for discount rates if possible.