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Employee Benefits
Standard Benefits for Calumet County Employees
The following is a listing of some of the standard benefits offered by Calumet County (please refer to the appropriate policy and/or collective bargaining agreement for specific details):
  • The county provides a pension plan through the Wisconsin Retirement System. All new hires will be required to pay 50% of the required WRS pension payment as established for general employees.
  • Employees have access to a Section 457 Deferred Compensation program, and may defer part of their income into this individual retirement plan. (Note: “Deferred Comp” is similar to a 401(k) plan.)
  • Employees can pay for certain dental, vision, and childcare expenses on a pre-tax basis by taking advantage of our Section 125 Plan.
  • All employees except Deputy Sheriff's Association employees receive Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits in which vacation, sick leave, funeral leave, and holidays are combined in one flexible time off package. Included in the PTO program are 10 paid holidays. The employee has an annual opportunity to convert PTO to the Post-Employment Health Plan (PEHP). Deputy Sheriff's Association employees receive a competitive vacation, sick leave, funeral leave, and holiday package.
  • Health Insurance: The county offers its employees HMO coverage through Network Health Plan; in addition to a sizeable contribution to a health savings account. The county pays 80% of the health insurance premium. The employee premium contribution may be reduced to ten percent (10%), if the covered employee and eligible spouse complete the Wellness Criteria.
  • Dental Insurance: The county offers dental insurance with the county contributing $15 towards a single plan and $43.75 towards a family plan.
  • Vision and Long-Term Disability Insurances are available to employees at their own expense.
  • For employees, including newly hired Deputy Sheriff's Association employees, the employer makes biweekly contributions to a PEHP.
  • Employees receive life insurance equivalent to one year’s estimated earnings. Additional coverage is available for the employee, spouse and dependents at the employee’s expense.
  • Tuition Assistance Program is designed to provide financial assistance to regular full-time and part-time employees voluntarily attending job-related, educational courses that are of direct benefit to the county as an employer, and courses within relevant technical college, undergraduate, or graduate level programs.
  • Regular part-time employees, working an average of half-time or more per week, receive all employee benefits on a pro-rated basis.

Calumet County Government
206 Court Street
Chilton, WI 53014

Main Offices
(920) 849-2361
(833) 620-2730
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F