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DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Bureau of Human Resources
July 24, 2002

 

HUMAN RESOURCES MEMORANDUM 9-02

TO: All Agency Department Heads, Human Resource Representatives
SUBJECT: Value of Benefits When Publishing Salaries: Update of Current Rates

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Maine law requires that a statement of the dollar value of the fringe benefits package provided by the state must be placed in all advertisements that indicate the salary of a position. This includes all advertisements or other announcements that agencies may develop to fill "direct hire" vacancies. This memorandum reflects new FY 03 retirement rates.

Effective immediately, all advertisements must reflect the health/dental insurance rates and retirement rates listed below. All previous human resource memoranda pertaining to the value of benefits are superseded.

VALUE OF STATE-PAID HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE (ALL POSITIONS): $238.37 BI-WEEKLY (US1G Health $228.10 / Dental $10.27)

VALUE OF STATE SHARE OF EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR:

ALL RATES ARE FOR EMPLOYEES HIRED UNDER CURRENT RECRUITMENTS, HIRED ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2002. HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE RATES FOR PART-TIME POSITIONS SHOULD BE PRORATED BASED ON THE FIGURES CITED ABOVE.

Please take immediate steps to ensure that the proper statement for the value of employee benefits is placed in all publications that include employee or position salaries. HR representatives should contact Phil Schlegel (624-7369) or Thaddeus Cotnoir (624-7799) with questions or comments.

 

S / Donald A. Wills
Donald A. Wills, Director
Bureau of Human Resources