Saline County Kansas

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Questions can be directed to:

Marilyn Leamer
Human Resource Director & ADA Coordinator

300 West Ash Street, Room 217
PO Box 5040
Salina, Kansas 67402-5040
Phone: (785) 309-5812
Fax: (785) 309-5811

TDD: Kansas Relay (800) 766-3777

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(Excluding Holidays)

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Pay Plan

Benefits At-A-Glance

1. Employees are eligible for health  / prescription benefits at the first of the month following 30 days of fulltime employment. The County has a self-insured plan, and the claims are administered by UMR.  If the employee completes a routine wellness physical between July 1st and June 30th of each year, the $30/month premium share is waived for the following plan year.  Alternatively, there are non-medical action plans that can be completed each year during the same time frame in lieu of routine wellness physical. The Qualified High Deductible Health Plan (QHDHP) will be the Base Plan and employees will have the option to Buy-Up to the Preferred Provider Option Plan (PPO).  Those who enroll in the QHDHP may be able to open a Health Savings Account (HSA) if you meet certain eligibility requirements. Below are the employee monthly cost for health / prescription coverage.

2.  A Health Savings Account (HSA) is available to eligible employees who enroll in the  QHDHP through Bennington State Bank.  You are ineligible if you are covered under another health plan, enrolled in Medicare or if you are claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return.
3.  Two dental plans are available to choose from.  Below are the employee monthly cost for the dental coverage.

4. All full-time employees earn one day per month worked for sick leave.

5. Full-time employees earn one day per month worked for vacation leave.  However, you must be employed for six months before you are eligible to take vacation leave.  If you need time off for something other than sick leave during that time, leave without pay may be granted.

6. Regular full-time employees shall be allowed funeral leave for immediate family members of the employee and spouse, with family members being defined as child, step-child, mother, step-mother, father, step-father, spouse, brother, step-brother, sister, step-sister, grandparent and grandchild. Twenty-four (24) hours are allowed for in-State and forty (40) hours are allowed for out-of-State funerals.

7. Full-time employees have one Personal Day per year. New employees starting before July 1 will receive a Personal Day to be used during the year they are hired.

8. There are twelve paid holidays per year: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King's Birthday;
Presidents Day; Memorial Day; Juneteenth; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Day; and a Christmas Floater.  Hourly employees who work a holiday will be paid at the rate of time and one-half for the hours that are worked and receive their holiday pay.

9. Direct deposit or use of a payroll card is mandatory for all Saline County employees.  A request for an exception can be made in writing if an employee is unable to participate in direct deposit or a payroll pay card option (e.g. court order).  

10 KPERS membership becomes effective immediately upon hire. The employee contributes 6% each pay period. The County also contributes a percentage of the employee's salary as determined by the state legislature each year.  The employee's contribution is not subject to federal income tax. Retirement benefits are determined by the number of years of service and final average salary. Employees participating in KPERS are covered by a life insurance policy equal to 1.5 times their annual salary.

11.At the first of the month following 30 days of full-time employment, employees are eligible to participate in the Cafeteria Benefit Plan.  This allows the employee to pay for payroll deducted insurance premiums and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.  After 6 months of employment, eligible employees can participate in the unreimbursed medical flex account.  AFLAC/Health Equity administers our Cafeteria Benefit Plan and offers a variety of supplemental insurance plans through payroll deduction.  A limited purpose flexible spending account (FSA) is available for dental and vision expenses for individuals enrolled in the (HSA).  


Personnel Policies & Procedures

Table of Contents

00.01 Saline County Employees Organization Policy

10.01 Purpose of Manual

10.02 Objectives of the Personnel Program

10.03 Authorization and Responsibilities

10.04 Amendments, Deletions, and Additions to the Manual

20.01 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

20.02a Employee Selection Procedure - General

20.02b Employee Selection Procedure - Sheriff's Office

20.03 Post Offer Physical Examinations

20.04 Applications for Employment

20.05 Minimum Employment Age

20.06 Residence Requirements

20.07 Employment Of Relatives and Domestic Partners

20.08 Probation

20.09 Vacancy Posting

20.10 Employment Status

20.11 Transfers and Promotions 

20.12a Anniversary Date – General

20.12b Anniversary Date – Vehicle Registration Department

20.13a Basic Work Week and Schedule - General

20.13b Basic Work Week and Schedule - Sheriff's Office

20.14 Appointment of Department Heads

20.16 Voluntary Terminations

20.17 Involuntary Terminations

20.18 Performance, Grievance, Disciplinary Action & Termination Appeals

20.19 Exit Interviews

20.20 ADA Grievance Procedure

20.21 Intercommunication

30.01a Pay Plan – General

30.01b Pay Plan/Reduction in Force – Vehicle Registration Office

30.01c Reduction in Force – General

30.02 Job Descriptions

30.03 Employee Performance Appraisal

30.05 Pay Periods, Paychecks, Direct Deposit & Pay Cards

30.06a Overtime

30.06b Hours Worked Over 40 - Exempt

30.06c Outside Regularly Scheduled Hours & Pay

30.07a Vacation Leave

30.07b Vacation Leave – Exempt

30.07c Vacation Leave – Health Department

30.08 Vacation Leave Scheduling

30.09a Sick Leave

30.09b Sick Leave Credit Account

30.09c Sick Leave – Exempt

30.09d Illness and Disability Pool

30.09e Sick Leave Credit Account – Health Department

30.10a Holiday Pay - General

30.10b Holiday Pay - Sheriff's Office

30.11 Personal Leave

30.12 Funeral Leave

30.13 Health and Dental Insurance

30.14 Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

30.15 Workers Compensation

30.16 Unemployment Insurance

30.17 Clothing and Uniform Allowance

30.19 Payroll Deductions for Charitable Organizations

30.20 Education Tuition Reimbursement

30.21 Relocation Expenses

30.22 Stand-By Pay

30.23 Cafeteria Plan

30.24 Temporary Reclassification of In-House Personnel

30.25 Return of County Property

30.26 Longevity Bonus

30.27 Corrections Officer Retention Incentive Program

30.28 Employee Years of Service Recognitions

30.29 Saline County Occupational Payment for Employees Program

40.01 Breaks

40.02 Employee Bulletin Boards

40.03 Employees Records

40.04 County Vehicles

40.05 Driver's License Requirements

40.06 Leave of Absence and Family & Medical Leave

40.07 Military Leave

40.08 Pregnancy/Adoption Leave

40.09 Jury Duty

40.10a Civil Leave - General

40.10b Civil Leave - Sheriff's Office

40.11 Elected Officials

40.12 Outside Employment

40.13 Solicitation in County Offices

40.14 Political Activity

40.15 Expense of Travel for County Business

40.17 Ethical Conduct

40.18 Reference Checks on Previous or Current Employees

40.19 Safety Policy

40.20 Accident Investigation and Reporting Procedure

40.21 Temporary Disability Leave

40.22 Excessive Absenteeism

40.23 Damage To or Loss of County Equipment

40.24 Hazard Communication Program

40.25 Testifying in Court

40.26a Progressive Discipline Policy - Non-Exempt

40.26b Disciplinary Action - Exempt

40.27a Use & Possession of Alcohol & Drugs

40.27b Saline County Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

40.27c Saline County Employee Assistance Program

40.28 Weapons & Firearms

40.29 Sexual, Ethnic, Racial, Religious and Age-Related Harassment

40.30 Tuberculosis Exposure Control Plan

40.31 Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

40.32 Procurement, Purchasing and Contracts

40.35 Employee Identification Cards    

40.36 Consensual Relationship Policy

40.37 County’s Computer System Usage

40.38 Grant/Cooperative Agreement Applications

40.39 Accounting Procedures

40.40 Mobile Device Acquisition

40.41 Responsibility to Report to Work in Adverse Situations

40.42 Employee Recommendation Program

40.43  Red Flag Policy

40.44  Smoking & Tobacco Use Policy

40.45  Disposition of Property

40.46  Workplace Lactation Policy

40.47  Protected Health & Personal Identifiable Information

40.48  Mobile Device Acceptable Use

40.49  Internships, Externships & Volunteers

40.50 Non-Sufficient Funds Policy

40.51 Financial Management of Federal Funds

40.52 County Credit Cards

40.53 Law Enforcement FTO and Road & Bridge-Expo Center FMCSA Certified CDL Trainers

40.54 Telework

40.55 Reportable Infectious Disease Outbreaks

40.56 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Mandatory Vaccination Policy


Veteran's Preference

Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum qualifications of the position and successfully pass any required pre-employment testing or any requirements such as licensing.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring officials.  To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the probationary period of covered positions.


Veteran's Preference Notice

Veteran's Preference Eligibility Request Form

Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

Saline County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs or activities. 


It is the policy of Saline County that all County-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities.  If you need assistance in participating in this meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the County’s ADA Coordinator at (785) 309-5812 or contact us prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation. Please include the name, location, date and time of the service or program, your contact information and the type of aid, service, or policy modification needed.


Pursuant to Resolution #92-197, Amendment #1, Marilyn Leamer, Human Resource Director has been designated to coordinate ADA compliance efforts for Saline County, Kansas.


Requests for Reasonable Accommodation for Employment Tests - Individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to take employment tests should inform the Human Resource Director at least 48 hours before the test is to be given.  Documentation of the need to the accommodation must accopany the request. 


Complaints or concerns may be addressed to:

Marilyn Leamer, Human Resource Director

300 West Ash Street, Room 217

PO Box 5040

Salina, Kansas 67402-5040

(785) 309-5812

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Saline County, Kansas operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.  Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Saline County, Kansas.


For more information on Saline County’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (785) 309-5812; contact us; or visit our administrative offices at 300 West Ash Street, Room 217, Salina, KS 67401.  For more detailed information, click on the links below.


A complainant may file a complaint directly with the U.S. Department of Transportation by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TRC, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.


If information is needed in another language, contact (785) 309-5812. 


Saline County Public Participation Plan Outline

Saline County Title VI Complaint Form

Saline County Organization Chart

Citizen Expression Of Interest

Bargaining Unit Work Agreements

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Saline County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, political affiliation, national origin, age, or any other protected class.  Interested individuals who meet the basic requirements may file for consideration. 

Human Resources Mission

The principle objective of Human Resources is to serve Saline County by creating an environment for a committed motivated work force, by encouraging equal opportunity while maintaining county compliance with employment laws and providing quality customer service. 

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