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Knox County Sheriff’s Office - Employee Benefits

Retirement deductions are mandatory; the mandatory amount withheld is 6% of your gross pay. You may choose to have a higher amount withheld; however 6% is automatically deducted.

Humana Option 1,2, or 3, Delta Dental, United Dental, and EyeMed are offered to all new employees. You may choose employee, employee plus spouse, employee plus child(ren), or family coverage. However it is not required that you take this insurance. Health insurance premiums and dental insurance are as follows:

Health: Employee/
Employee + Spouse/
Employee + Child(ren)/
Humana #1 $13.00 $83.00 $72.00 $118.00
Humana #2 $34.00 $124.00 $103.00 $174.00
Humana #3 $71.00 $251.00 $217.00 $306.00
Dental: Employee/ Bi-Weekly Employee + 1/ Bi-Weekly Family/ Bi-Weekly
Delta $16.27 $30.92 $55.33
Met Life $8.13 $24.83 $32.95
Vision: Employee/ Bi-Weekly Employee + 1/ Bi-weekly Family/ Bi-Weekly
EyeMed $2.79 $5.11 $7.83

You accrue one (1) sick leave per month and one (1) annual leave per month. That gives you twelve (12) sicks days per year and twelve (12) annual days leave your first year (annual leave is vacation leave). Questions regarding leave can be answered at your employment interview. Also, Knox County has an Employees Credit Union which offers savings accounts, checking accounts, and loan services

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Merit System Council

Merit System Council
Andrew Johnson Building
912 S Gay St #L100
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-4446
Fax: 865-215-4448

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