Benefits Overview

Regular Employee Benefits

Listed below are Town benefits and their descriptions for regular, full-time employees. Also, see the annual Benefits Summary booklet.

Group Health & Insurance

The Town offers group health insurance for regular full-time employees. Employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Employees may purchase dependent coverage, but the employee assumes the cost for dependent coverage. 

Dental Coverage

The Town offers dental coverage through Delta Dental for regular, full-time employees. The Town offers dependent coverage for an additional cost to the employee. 

Life Insurance

The Town offers a group life insurance policy. The amount of coverage is two times the annual salary. Employees may also purchase supplemental life insurance coverage for themselves, their spouses, or children.


The Town participates in the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System starting the first day of your employment. As an employee, 6% is deducted from your paycheck and is applied to your retirement account. An employee becomes fully vested in the NCLGERS retirement plan after five years of credible service. 

401 (k) and 457 Retirement Plan

The Town contributes 5% towards regular, full-time employees’ 401 (k) Plan. Employees may make additional contributions to their 401(k) or participate in the 457 Plan by payroll deduction. Employees are vested in the Supplemental Retirement Plan from the first day of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees are offered the option to participate in Flexible Spending Accounts, which provide a way to save federal, state, and social security taxes on eligible medical and dependent care expenses. 


Employees receive 12 paid holidays per year. 

Additionally, employees will be granted two floating holidays per fiscal year to allow employees the option to have additional paid days off to use at their discretion, for things such as religious observances (for days that the Town does not recognize), parent-teacher conferences, or to supplement vacation, sick, or holiday leave. 

Health and Wellness Day

The Town encourages employees to focus on health and wellness. Recognizing that employees have diverse needs for time off to support health and wellness, the Town has established a health and wellness day per fiscal year. 

Sick Leave

Town employees accrue 12 paid sick leave days per year. There is no limit on the number of days accumulated.

Vacation Leave

Employees can accumulate vacation leave without any applicable maximum until December 31 of each year. At that time, any hours over 240 are converted to sick leave.

Effective July 1, 2023 newly hired and current employees will accrue vacation leave based on years of service in the Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS) not solely years of service for the Town. 

Years of Service
Yearly Accrual (Days)
0 but less than 2
2 but less than 5
5 but less than 10
10 but less than 15
15 but less than 20
20 or more

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Town of Holly Springs provides employees and family members with free, confidential short-term counseling to help resolve problems (marital, family, financial, legal, alcohol, and more) that may impact their work or personal lives. The EAP provides 24-hour phone assistance and is available for appointments at your convenience.

Longevity Bonus

The Town offers a longevity bonus to reward the total years of service as a regular employee. Longevity pay is a lump sum payment given once a year after 5 years of continuous service based on the employee's date of hire in a full-time position.

Years of Service
Longevity Amount
20 or more

Long-Term Disability

The Town provides long-term disability coverage for employees. LTD offers a level of income replacement if an eligible employee cannot work due to disability.

Voluntary Short-Term Disability

The Town offers a voluntary short-term disability plan. Employees may purchase short-term disability insurance to replace a portion of their income if they cannot work due to an accident or illness (not job-related). STD benefit provides up to 60% of your weekly earnings to a maximum of $500 per week.

Voluntary Vision Plan

The Town offers a voluntary supplemental vision benefit through Community Eye Care for employees and dependents. The plan provides discounted vision care services as well as a hardware allowance for contacts or glasses through a provider network.

Workers Compensation

All Town employees (full-time and part-time) are covered under the N.C. Worker's Compensation Act. Responsibility for claiming compensation under the Workers Compensation Act is on the injured employee.

Credit Union Membership

All employees have the opportunity to join the N.C. Local Government Employees Credit Union.

Direct Deposit

The Town requires direct deposit for all employees. Employees are paid biweekly.

*Medical and dental insurance coverage become effective on the first day of the month following the hire date. All other insurance benefits will be effective 30 days from the hire date.*