Human Resources

Compensation and Benefits

Pay for Performance - Rewarding Excellence

Sedgwick County values performance of employees and rewards employee within the pay-for-performance system. The pay-for-performance program:

Sedgwick County employees are evaluated quarterly by their supervisors based on job performance. The score on the annual review at the end of the performance year determines salary increases within a predetermined range, as well as the need for corrective action. Performance-based merit pay rewards employees who go above and beyond to serve the citizens and employees of Sedgwick County. However, an evaluation does not guarantee a performance-based merit increase.

Vacation

Sedgwick County employees may accrue and spend vacation hours after the initial probationary period.

County employees working a 40-hour week with:

Fire department employees working a 56-hour week with:

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) employees working a 42-hour week with:

Vacation Carry Over

The county will allow 20 days or 160 hours maximum accumulation of vacation leave to be carried forward into each year for 40-hour employees. Accumulated vacation over 20 days or 160 hours carried into the next year will be lost to the employee.

Fire district 56-hour employees will be allowed to carry over vacation accrued in the prior employment year. The maximum accumulation of vacation leave that may be carried forward into each year is 240 hours.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) 42-hour employees will be allowed 168 hours maximum accumulation of vacation leave to be carried forward into each year. Accumulated vacation over 168 hours carried into the next year will be lost to the employee.

Sick Leave

The purpose of this policy is to provide paid leave to eligible employees who are unable to work because of illness, injury or disability. Taking sick leave under false pretenses is a violation of trust that is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

Sick leave begins to accrue from the date of hire for all eligible employees.

Authorized Leave

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Employees who have worked for Sedgwick County for at least 12 months (consecutively or non-consecutively) over the last seven years and who have been employed for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12 months, are entitled to up to 12 cumulative weeks of family and medical leave per year.

FMLA Forms

Bereavement Leave

Click here to read the full bereavement leave policy.

Military Leave

Available to employees who serve with the U.S. Armed Forces.

Current County Employees can find more policies regarding authorized leave on Eline under Human Resources/Sedgwick County Personnel Policies.