Education / Training
Full time employees may be eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement. For pre-approved classes or courses the Town will pay up to $2500.00 per calendar year. Some positions may have opportunities to attend conferences, workshops, or other on-going professional development.
Employee Assistance Program
The Town’s EAP provides professional counseling services and specialty referral for employees and dependents. Chestnut Global Partners is the current EAP Coordinator. Services include meeting with employees or dependents to determine the proper course of treatment, providing some counseling services free of charge, or referring the client to an appropriate outside counselor. All services offered by the EAP can be accessed 24/7/365 by calling 1-800-433-7916.
Flexible Spending Plan
This is a salary reduction plan in accordance with IRS regulations. Participants selecting pre-tax payment of their dependent health and dental premiums, day care expenses or non-covered medical expenses will have those payroll deductions sheltered from taxable income.
Progressive Salary Administration
With acceptable performance, automatic salary increases occur at six months (end of probation), twelve months and twenty-four months. Employees then progress through an annual merit step plan until they reach the top of the position’s salary range. The salary schedule may be modified for cost of living adjustments in April and October, capped at 5% annually.
The Wellness Program includes an annual health risk appraisal screening, individual and group consultations on Wellness issues, quarterly Wellness presentations, incentive programs, and other types of Wellness education to Town of Normal employees, spouses and retirees.