Thursday, April 19, 2018
Employee Award Programs
Employee Health Benefits Menu
Plans and Programs:
Kern Legacy Network Plus
County EPO Plan
County POS Plan
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Voluntary benefits are programs and benefits (e.g., life insurance, disability insurance,
flexible spending plans) that are offered by outside groups through payroll deduction.
These options are made available to employees merely as a convenience and are not endorsed or guaranteed by the County.
The County of Kern makes no recommendation nor assumes any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of the product selected.
More information on Voluntary Benefits
The Workers' Compensation Services area of Risk Management manages all of the workers' compensation claims for the County of Kern.
Anthem Blue Cross is the underwriter for the County-paid life insurance.
Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation / Name Change (PDF)
For questions about County-provided life insurance contact the CAO-Health Benefits Division.
Kern Federal Credit Union
1717 Truxtun Avenue
1 (800) 336-KERN
For non-extra-help employees, vacation time is accrued on an hourly basis beginning with the first day of employment,
but new employees may not take paid vacation until completing their probationary period.
Employees may take whatever vacation leave balance they have to their credit any time, provided their
department head approves the vacation, and the amount taken at one time does not exceed twice the
employee's annual accrual.
For most employees, unused vacation time may be accumulated up to a maximum of at least three times the annual amount earned.
If an employee separates from service, any unused vacation balance is paid to the employee.
Most employees are covered under the State of California Unemployment Code Provisions.
(Employment Development Department)
1 (866) 333-4606
Employees may make contributions to United Way through payroll deduction.
Departmental Payroll Clerk or
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