Scott County Total Rewards Philosophy

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Scott County is an employer of choice, supporting, encouraging, and engaging employees through focused employee investments and workplace programs and offerings that promote and foster individual and organizational well-being. The net result of this philosophy is public service excellence.

What does that mean? It’s about the bigger picture of what is involved in the making of a great workplace. We understand that pay and benefits are some of the most important things to employees and we also know that there is more to job satisfaction and an employee’s life.

Scott County focuses on the six different components of Well-Being to provide all staff with Total Rewards:

  • Physical Health 
  • Emotional Health
  • Training & Development
  • Financial security
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Workplace Social
Physical Health

Physical Health

Scott County provides preventative health options to help employees to stay at their best. A few of these options include:

  • On-site Wellness Room featuring cardio workout equipment, free weights and bands
  • Fitness classes and wellness challenges throughout the year
  • Ergonomic programs
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Discounted rates for community fitness opportunities
Emotional health

Emotional Health

We recognize all employees have different needs, styles and perspectives related to emotional health. Scott County strives to work together to find ways to meet every employees needs. The following programs are in place to help staff manage their stress:

  • Resiliency training
  • Stress management
  • Employee Assistance program
Training and development

Training & Development 

Ongoing training is essential to keep skills sharp and maintain certain qualifications. We also applaud employees who wish to expand their education to learn and grow in their careers. Scott County provides:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Performance management 
  • Employee recognition
  • Professional development opportunities

Financial Security

Monetary compensation is at the fore-front of Scott County's emphasis on financial security,  but we feel It’s also important to provide employees with options related to life changes and transition. 

  • Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Pension
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Health care savings plan
  • Medical and Dependent care flexible spending
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Minnesota Benefit Association programs
Work life balance

Work Life Balance

 We know there is more to employee’s lives than just work and we seek to help employees find balance. Scott County provides:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)/Vacation/Sick Leave 
  • 80 hours of parental leave
  • On-site lactation rooms
  • Flex scheduling when possible
  • Computer and software purchase discounts
  • Discounts of various community leisure activities
Workplace social

Workplace Belonging

Scott County utilizes policies, safe work practices, and community involvement to create a safe and engaging place to work. The following  committees provide opportunities to connect with other and a sense belonging:

  • Green Team 
  • Spirit of Scott
  • Scott County Employee Association