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Work-Life Balance

While agencies differ in their operations, overall, the state strives to support a positive work-life balance. Some examples of this effort include:

Allowing schedule flexibility

  • Scheduling flexibility varies by agency.
  • The typical working time for employees is 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., but this can be different for some positions. Be sure to check the “Working Time” section on job postings.
  • If needed, most agencies work with employees to develop a schedule that allows them to take care of family or personal needs.

Providing sick and annual leave

  • State employees in full-time equivalent (FTE) positions, who work at least one-half of the work days of the month, earn 15 days of sick leave per year. This leave can be used for a variety of reasons. Learn more.
  • State employees in full-time equivalent (FTE) positions with the state who work at least one-half of the work days of the month can earn anywhere from 15-30 days of annual leave per year, depending on their years of service with the state. Learn more.

Offering health improvement opportunities

  • State employees have many resources available at no cost to them that can help make it easier for them and their families to stay healthy. PEBA Perks offers value-based benefits and Rally is a digital health platform that provides personalized recommendations to move more, eat better and feel happier. Learn more.
  • Many state agencies host health and benefits fairs throughout the year, providing employees convenient access to various health services such as mobile mammography and blood work screenings, along with information for improving their health.

Video Captions

  • Joy Raintree's Video Captions are available here.

The language used in this document does not create an employment contract between the employee and the agency. This document does not create any contractual rights or entitlements. The agency reserves the right to revise the content of this document, in whole or in part. No promises or assurances, whether written or oral, which are contrary to or inconsistent with the terms of this paragraph create any contract of employment.