Office of Benefit Services

Continuing Interest

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated annually to bring awareness to the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the World. If you have made the decision to quit smoking, your Employee Assistance Program can help. Read More

On-site Vendor Representation
Vendor representatives from health plans and 403(b) and 457(b) plans will be at the Gatehouse Administration Center on select days for walk-ins and scheduled appointments. Read More

IRS Form 1095
Participants who were covered (or who were eligible for coverage) under an FCPS health plan in 2015 should have received a 1095 tax form in the mail. Much like Form W-2 and Form 1099, which include information about the income you received, these new forms provide information regarding you and your family members’ health insurance coverage. Read More

Due Date Change for Leave of Absence Applications or Intentions to Extend Leave for the Next School/Fiscal Year - March 1 
The date to submit your request to initiate, extend, resign or return to work from a LOA for the next school or fiscal year (2016-2017) to the Disability and Leaves Office is March 1, 2016.Click here to learn more.

 


About Us

The Office of Benefit Services is responsible for employee insurance programs including medical, dental, and life; flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care); tax-deferred retirement savings programs, and coordination with the three retirement agencies servicing FCPS employees (FCERS, VRS and ERFC).  Wellness activities support health program cost reductions through positive employee engagement programming.  The Disability and Leaves unit oversees the Integrated Disability Management program, which includes short- and long-term disability, Workers’ Compensation, and unpaid leaves of absence--including Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlements.

What We Offer

Employee Insurance & Financial Programs

Health Care Plans

Eligible employees may choose from three comprehensive, quality medical insurance plans. Vision benefits will be included with your medical coverage.  Dental coverage may be added separately (at additional cost).

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

FCPS offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical, dental, vision, and dependent day care.

Life Insurance

Enrollment in Fairfax County Public Schools group life insurance plans is based on an employee's enrollment in a retirement program.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps employees and their family members deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. EAP generally includes assessment, short-term counseling, and referral services. 

Participation in this program, including the nature of your concerns and any referrals, are confidential.

Employee Wellness

The FCPS Wellness Program is designed to assist employees with developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Fairfax County Public Schools has been recognized as a Start! Fit-Friendly company by the American Heart Association in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. This award recognizes employers for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.

Disability and Leaves

Integrated Disability Management (IDM)

The Integrated Disability Management (IDM) Program consists of workers compensation, and short-term and long-term disability.

Leave Programs

FCPS offers its contracted full and part-time employees sick, personal, and/or annual paid absences. In addition, some employees may also qualify for a longer unpaid Leave of Absence (LOA) and all employees who have worked for FCPS for at least 12 months may be eligible for an absence qualified under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Retirement

Defined Contribution Retirement Plans (Tax Deferred Retirement Savings)

403b All employees are eligible to participate in this plan, if you are eligible for the 457(b) program, you may participate in both plans.

457b for Full-time and part-time salaried employees of FCPS.

Defined Benefit Retirement Plans (Pension Plans)

Defined Benefit Retirement Plans are administered by the following independent agencies.

ERFC and VRS for full-time educational, administrative, or support employees (monthly-paid).

FCERS for maintenance, custodial, food service, transportation, and less-than-full-time educational, administrative, or monthly-paid support employees.

Retiree Benefits

What's New in Benefits

  • Increased Access to Personal Leave for Less-Than-12-Month Employees
    Effective 9/1/2015, less-than 12 month employees will be able to designate a maximum of 5 days each year of their sick leave balances as personal leave.
  • Due Date Change for Leave of Absence Applications or Intentions to Extend Leave for the Next School/Fiscal Year - March 1
    The date to submit your request to initiate, extend, resign or return to work from a LOA for the next school or fiscal year (2016-2017) to the Disability and Leaves Office is March 1, 2016. Click here to learn more.

Life Events

New hire/rehire

Family status change

Time away from work

Leaving employment

Other Resources

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Last Updated

March 1, 2016