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DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

BUREAU OF HUMAN RESOURCES

June 24, 2011

HUMAN RESOURCES MEMORANDUM 3-11

TO:    All Agency Department Heads, Human Resource Representatives

SUBJECT:   REVISED VALUE OF BENEFITS WHEN PUBLISHING SALARIES

Maine law (MRSA Title 5, §53) 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 or employee.  This includes all advertisements or other announcements that agencies may develop to fill “direct hire” vacancies.  This memorandum reflects revised dental insurance and retirement rates that are effective July 1, 2011.

All advertisements for positions that will be filled on or after July 1, 2011 must reflect the health/dental insurance and retirement rates listed below.  All previous human resource memoranda pertaining to the value of benefits are superseded effective July 1, 2011.

VALUE OF STATE-PAID HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE (Employee Only)

            100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):

                $377.46 biweekly  (Health: $363.77 biweekly / Dental: $13.69 biweekly)

            95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):

                   $359.27 biweekly  (Health: $345.58 biweekly / Dental: $13.69 biweekly)

            90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):

                   $341.08 biweekly  (Health: $327.39 biweekly / Dental: $13.69 biweekly)

            85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):

                   $322.89 biweekly  (Health: $309.20 biweekly / Dental: $13.69 biweekly)

VALUE OF THE STATE’S SHARE OF EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NEW EMPLOYEES (MainePERS 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

MainePERS

PLAN NO.

VALUE

MSEA - NO SPECIAL PLAN

110(01)

11.54% of pay

AFSCME – NO SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

110(01)

16.54% of pay

CONFIDENTIAL – NO SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

110(01)

16.54% of pay

MSEA - SPECIAL PLAN FOR FIREFIGHTERS

200(30)

12.27% of pay

MSEA - SPECIAL PLAN FOR CERTAIN OIL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPECIALISTS (State-paid Retirement)

240(30)

17.87% of pay

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)

17.87% of pay

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)

17.26% of pay

MSEA CORRECTIONS - SPECIAL PLAN (without State-Paid Retirement)

150(30)

12.27% of pay

MSEA CORRECTIONS - SPECIAL PLAN (with State-Paid Retirement)

150(30)

17.87% of pay

MSLEA CORRECTIONS – SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

150(30)

17.87% of pay

AFSCME CORRECTIONS - SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

150(30)

17.87% of pay

CONFIDENTIAL CORRECTIONS - SPECIAL PLAN (State-Paid Retirement)

150(30)

17.87% of pay

STATE POLICE (State-Paid Retirement)

120(23)

17.26% of pay

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 Thaddeus Cotnoir (624-7799) with questions or comments.

S/  Joyce A. Oreskovich
Joyce A. Oreskovich, Acting Director
Bureau of Human Resources