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DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
BUREAU OF HUMAN RESOURCES
June 19, 2006

HUMAN RESOURCES MEMORANDUM 5-06

TO:                   All Agency Department Heads, Human Resource Representatives

SUBJECT:    REVISED VALUE OF BENEFITS WHEN PUBLISHING SALARIES

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 revised health and dental insurance and retirement rates that are effective July 1, 2006.

All advertisements for positions that will be filled on or after July 1, 2006 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  All previous human resource memoranda pertaining to the value of benefits are superseded effective July 1, 2006.

VALUE OF STATE-PAID HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE (All Positions): $310.74 BI-WEEKLY (US1G Employee Only - Health $298.40 / Dental $12.34)

VALUE OF STATE SHARE OF EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NEW EMPLOYEES (MSRS plan ID and plan type for a position may be viewed on the HMDU1 screen in the MFASIS system.  Agency HR representatives should be consulted.):

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

MSRS PLAN NO.

PERCENT OF SALARY

MSEA - NO SPECIAL PLAN

110(01)

18.54%

AFSCME – NO SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

110(01)

23.04%

CONFIDENTIAL – NO SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

110(01)

23.04%

MSEA - SPECIAL PLAN FOR FIREFIGHTERS, OIL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPECIALISTS

200(30)/240(30)

19.39%

MSLEA - SPECIAL PLAN AND MSEA SUPERVISORY UNDER LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL PLAN FOR CAPITOL SECURITY OFFICERS, FIRE MARSHALS,  FOREST RANGERS,  BAXTER PARK RANGERS (State-Paid Retirement)

120(30)/180(30)/190(30)/ 230(30)

24.09%

MSLEA - SPECIAL PLAN AND MSEA SUPERVISORY UNDER LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL PLAN FOR MARINE PATROL OFFICERS AND GAME WARDENS (State-Paid Retirement)

330(30)/340(30)

26.35%

MSEA CORRECTIONS - SPECIAL PLAN

150(30)

19.39%

MSLEA CORRECTIONS – SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

150(30)

24.09%

AFSCME CORRECTIONS - SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

150(30)

24.09%

CONFIDENTIAL CORRECTIONS - SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

150(30)

24.09%

STATE POLICE (State-Paid Retirement)

120(23)

26.35%

HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE RATES FOR PART-TIME POSITIONS MUST BE PRORATED.

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/ Alicia Kellogg
Alicia Kellogg, Director
Bureau of Human Resources

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