Employee Benefits

Full time employees of the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office have the opportunity to participate in many employee benefits including:

Medical Insurance
Duplin County offers health insurance benefits to all full-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Employee-only premiums are paid in full by the county. Employees hired prior to July 1, 2012 are on the PPO plan with BCBSNC. Employees hired July 1, 2012 and thereafter are offered either a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) plan with an annual county contribution towards qualified medical expenses.

Supplemental Benefits
Duplin County offers employees several supplemental benefits such as disability, cancer, eye care, accident and life insurance policies at the employee’s cost. The county provides payroll deduction for premiums incurred from these plans. Some policies are eligible for pre-tax benefits.

Full time employees are automatically enrolled in the NC Local Government Retirement System. Employees contribute 6 % of gross wages to the retirement account. The county contributes based on guidelines set by the retirement system.  Visit to learn more about the benefits available or call  toll-free 1-877-627-3287.

Prudential 401K and Nationwide 457 retirement plans offer an additional way for employees to prepare for retirement and a more secure future. Under both plans, wages are payroll deducted pre-tax and deposited into the investment account. Many investment options are offered and loans are available.


The county observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas Day plus two additional days
  •  Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave

Duplin County employees may accumulate sick leave indefinitely. All vacation time in excess of 240 hours is transferred to sick leave balances. The county provides 3. 7 hours leave per pay period (12 days per year) to each full time employee.

  • Additional Leave
  • Duplin County provides for and has established policies for the following types of leave:
  • Administrative leave for blood donation
  • Jury Duty
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Military
  • Parent-Child Involvement
  • Petty
  •  Wellness Benefits

Duplin County employees may take advantage of the county’s wellness program. It is designed to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles to improve employee morale, work performance and to reduce absences, workplace accidents and healthcare costs.

  • County gym
  • Health & wellness center
  • County partnered pharmacy and specialists
  • Annual Health Risk Assessment with leave benefit
  • Health Performance Incentive Program
  • Credit Union Membership

As a county employee you are eligible to join the NC Local Government/State Employees Credit Union. The credit union provides a variety of services such as checking accounts, savings accounts, low interest loans and investment options.