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In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, West Michigan CMH offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Generous time-off (5+ weeks in the first year)
- 13 paid holidays
- A retirement plan that provides matching contributions
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Short and long-term disability
- Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care
- Eligible for public loan forgiveness program
- Flexible work schedules including hybrid models
- Tuition reimbursement
(Job classification will determine benefit level and eligibility.)
Below is a summary of benefits. (This is only a summary, and the actual plan document available to employees determines benefits.)
Time Away from Work
Staff receive a generous amount of paid time off that generally is available for use immediately as it is accrued. Paid Time Off (PTO) includes time away from work for vacation, illness, or other personal needs. Employees accrue PTO based on their work schedule and employment status. Newly hired regular full-time employees accrue 8 hours of PTO every two weeks (26 days each year). *PTO accrual is prorated for regular part-time and contingent employees. Eligible employees also have an opportunity to prospectively sell a portion of the PTO they will accrue in the coming year during a special enrollment event annually. Regular staff members also receive time off when absent due to extended illness or injury, and bereavement.
West Michigan CMH Observed Holidays: Regular employees are paid for 13 holidays each year including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
*Holiday pay is prorated for regular part-time and contingent staff members.
West Michigan CMH does not participate in the Social Security system for full-time or part-time (21 hours or more per week) staff. We provide full-time and part-time staff with a Defined Contribution Money Purchase retirement plan that provides 100% vesting after 1 year of employment. The plan provides for an employer contribution of 14.5% with a mandatory employee match of 6%. Employees can also voluntarily elect to contribute an additional 2% that is matched by West Michigan CMH.
West Michigan CMH staff is encouraged to participate in several other retirement plan options including a Deferred Compensation Plan (457), and a Roth IRA plan. Since West Michigan CMH retirement plans are employee-directed, employees are offered opportunities to meet with plan staff to determine investment information and are offered the services of a Certified Financial Planner.
For Union-represented staff members, our health plan begins on the first of the month following 30 calendar days of working. For non-union staff members, coverage begins on the first day of work. The plan offers a variety of preventive health benefits, a full range of benefits if a covered member faces illness or an accident, and a pharmacy benefit. Regular full-time employees pay a cost share of the premium cost for coverage for themselves and any eligible dependent they choose to cover, and the employer pays the remaining premium cost. *Regular part-time employees may choose between two plans and must pay 100% of the premium cost for themselves and any eligible dependents they choose to cover on the plan. The premiums paid by employees are payroll deducted on a pre-tax basis.
For Union-represented staff members, our Dental plan begins on the first of the month following 30 calendar days of working. For non-union staff members, coverage begins on the first day of work. The plan offers preventive care, basic dental care, and enhanced dental coverage including an allowance for orthodontic care for eligible dependent children. Regular full-time and part-time employees pay 15% of the cost of the premium for coverage for themselves and any eligible dependents, and the employer pays the remaining share of the premium cost. The premiums paid by employees are payroll deducted on a pre-tax basis.
For Union-represented staff members, our Vision plan begins on the first of the month following 30 calendar days of working. For non-union staff members, coverage begins on the first day of work. The plan provides benefits toward preventive care check-ups and allowances for eye glass frames, lenses, and contacts. Regular full-time and part-time employees pay 15% of the cost of the premium for coverage for themselves, and any eligible dependents and the employer pays the remaining share of the premium cost. The premiums paid by employees are payroll deducted on a pre-tax basis.