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Can I add or drop a dependent during the year?
Certain life events during the benefits plan year may affect adding or dropping coverage for
family members. Please contact Employee Benefits within 30 days of the event at (727) 464-4570, or email Benefits and they will advise you of eligibility and requirements.
Can enrollment in the deferred compensation plan help me build personal savings during my employment?
Please visit deferred compensation for more information. Deferred compensation can provide stability in retirement along with Florida Retirement System benefits and Social Security benefits. For in-depth information on the program, offered through four different providers, contact the respective representative for the plan. You may also request an information kit on the program from Employee Benefits at (727) 464-4570 or email Benefits.
What do I need to do to plan for retirement?
Planning for retirement actually begins with employment, and as you move towards retirement during your working years, there are helpful steps to take. Learn about retirement steps and benefits.
How do I apply for short term disability benefits?
See the disability page and follow the instructions. The application for short term disability benefits is quick, easy and confidential. Your application goes directly with the County’s administrator, The Standard Insurance Company. The Standard reports approval of claims to Employee Benefits who, in turn, notify your department so that you can conveniently be paid your benefit through the payroll system.
Who can I talk to in HR about a problem I am having with my coworker/supervisor/manager/employee?
See Conflict Resolution. Call Employee Relations at 464-3506 to make an appointment.
Who can I meet with to discuss questions/concerns I have about my performance review?
For general information, refer to performance management. To speak with someone regarding your performance review, call Employee Relations at (727) 464-3506.
Who can I talk to about a potential disciplinary action or a discipline notice in my file?
Review the disciplinary process.
How can I file a grievance?
Review the grievance process. For more information, contact Employee Relations at (727) 464-3506.
How do I get an Employee Advocate?
Review the Employee Advocate Program. The Employee Advocate Program is run by the Employees Advisory Council (EAC), but for practical reasons, Employee Relations is the contact point for referrals to the Advocates. Call (727) 464-3506.
How do I apply for a current job opening with Pinellas County Government?
Applications are accepted online only and only for positions that are currently open. You will need a computer and e-mail address to complete the online application. See Current Job Openings for a list of job openings including title, department and who is eligible to apply. To view the job description including the work site and pay range, simply click on the “Title” such as “Administrative Secretary”. If there is no date in the "Post Close Date" column, the job will remain open until a qualified candidate is found.
What if I don't have a computer?
If you do not have access to a computer, you may visit a local library to use a public computer or use a computer in the Human Resources Department located at 400 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue, Clearwater between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Please allow enough time to complete your application before the office closes at 5:00 p.m.
How do I claim Veterans' Preference?
Veterans' Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code Chapter 55-7A with respect to Veterans' Preference in appointment, retention and promotion.
To request Veterans' Preference, complete the Veterans' Preference Claim Form and email it with the required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Wellness
How do I become a member of the Wellness Center?
Email Employee Wellness to schedule a 15 minute orientation. You will also need to complete two forms and then you are ready to work out.
How do I find out who the wellness champion is for my department?
View a list of wellness champions.
Where do I go to find all the wellness activities in which I can participate to earn money in my paycheck and also keep my insurance contribution at the preferred rate?
Review the Wellness Incentive Program for details and new opportunities for earning dollars in your paycheck. Also, two basic activities completed each year - a biometric screening and an online health assessment - help you maintain a preferred premium contribution.
- Where do I get a form for tuition reimbursement?
See Enrollment Request Form. The form needs to be submitted at least ten (10) days prior to the starting date of the course. It is best to wait for confirmation of approval from Training & Development before enrolling for a class. More information
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