Benefits Our Employees Enjoy

As part of a comprehensive benefits package, Howard County Library is proud to offer these generous benefits to our exempt and non-exempt full-time employees (who enjoy a 37.5 hour work week) and part-time employees (who enjoy approximately 20 hours/week):

  • Enrollment in the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System for most employees (seven percent mandatory contribution matched by the State)
  • Vacation (three weeks/year – years one through three, four weeks/year beginning year four)
  • Sick (three weeks/year, unlimited accrual)
  • Personal Leave (two days/year)
  • Holiday Leave (14 days/year including two floating holidays)
  • Birthday Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Civic Duty Leave
  • Payroll Direct Deposit
  • Savings Bonds
  • Deferred Compensation plans
  • Medical coverage for the employee, their spouse and dependents (three plans to choose from)
  • Prescription Drug coverage for the employee, their spouse and dependents (included as part of medical coverage)
  • Vision coverage for the employee, their spouse and dependents (included as part of medical coverage)
  • Dental coverage for the employee, their spouse and dependents (two plans to choose from)
  • Pre-tax health insurance premium deductions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA; both are pre-tax)
  • United Legal Benefits
  • Long Term Care
  • Critical Illness
  • Short Term Disability
  • Universal Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance for the employee, their spouse and dependents
  • Employee assistance program at no cost to the employee
  • Tower Federal Credit Union eligibility
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance