Jasper County is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.
- Employee Handbook
Contact the Jasper County Auditor's Office for more information regarding employee benefits and to report changes to your personal information which may affect the administration of your payroll records and benefits.
Pay rates for employees in the collective bargaining agreement are reflected in the Employee Union Contract.
Pay rates for employees not in the collective bargaining agreement are established by the Board of Supervisors.
Employees generally serve a six-month probationary period. Pay increases may be granted for length of service, performance evaluations, or other factors. All compensation paid to employees of Jasper County is public record.
W-4 Tax Forms
Paid Time Off
Jasper County grants vacation with pay to recognize eligible employees’ length of service and performance and to show our appreciation by providing time off with pay. Full-time employees earn vacation based on continuous years of service based on their date of hire.
Jasper County provides 10 paid holidays each year:
- New Year's Day
- President's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran's Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after
- Christmas Day and the day after
Jasper County provides paid time off to full-time employees for illness of the employee and for doctor, dental, and eye appointments that cannot be obtained outside normal working hours.
Retirement Program - IPERS
The Iowa Public Employee Retirement System is a mandatory retirement plan designed to supplement both Social Security and private savings. View current contribution rates on the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System website. There you can also find information for the IPERS pension plan and new members. You can contact IPERS at (800) 622-3849.
Jasper County does not provide retirement counseling. Employees are encouraged to contact a retirement specialist at IPERS to discuss your retirement plan.
Deferred Compensation (457)
A deferred compensation plan is offered that provides tax advantages and an additional means in which to save for retirement with an easy payroll deduction. Employees may select from three companies offering deferred compensation.
Representatives of the three companies schedule periodic visits to Jasper County to meet with employees. Watch your pay envelope for notification of these visits.
- VOYA Deferred Compensation Plan | (800) 555-1970
- Nationwide Retirement Systems Deferred Compensation Plan | (877) 677-3678
- Farm Bureau | (641) 792-6253
- Nationwide | (877) 677-3678
Benefits & Insurance
Section 125 Flexible Benefits Plan
For employees working 30 or more hours per week, Jasper County offers a flexible benefits plan recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Employees may set aside a portion of their wages for dependent care and certain medical expenses, prior to calculation of your federal, state, Social Security and Medicare taxes. You may file for reimbursement from your flexible benefit account when you incur applicable expenses. An employee may carry forward up to $500 of unused healthcare funds into the next year. A grace period until March 15 of the next year has been added for dependent care services.
Information is also available at the Isolved Benefit Services.
Insurance Benefits Program
For full-time employees working 35 or more hours per week, or as required by federal law. Jasper County offers a health insurance program through Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. We offer two different plans: Traditional and High Deductible Health Plans.
- Wellmark BC-BS Traditional Plan (effective 1-1-23)
- Wellmark BC-BS High Deductible Health Plan (effective 1-1-23)
- HSA Eligible Expenses
- HSA Ineligible Expenses
Contact the Jasper County Auditor's Office for enrollment information. Health insurance plan information is also available at the Wellmark website or by calling (800) 524-9242.
The health insurance plan provided by Jasper County meets the basic requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act.
For employees working 30 or more hours per week. Delta Dental, family, or single plans are available.
For employees working 30 or more hours per week. Prinicipal, family, or single plans are available.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
For employees regularly scheduled 35 or more hours per week this benefit provides up to five years of benefit for a qualifying disability after a 90 day waiting period. The premium is 100% county paid.
For full-time employees, the county provides a $30,000 term life insurance benefit. The premium is 100% county paid.