Employee Benefits

  • Days off With Pay

    • Jury Duty
    • Bereavement Leave (maximum of 5 days for immediate family members)
    • Holidays (minimum of 9 days based on position)
    • Sick Days
    • Vacation (for year-round employees)
    • Personal Leave

    For All JPS Employees

    Individual Health Insurance

    District pays the individual (single) health insurance premium for all full-time employees. Family coverage is available at employee's expense.
    (601-960-8991, Department of Finance & Administration)

    Unemployment Compensation

    District participates in Mississippi State Unemployment Insurance at no cost to the employee. This benefit covers loss of job through no fault of own. All claims for benefits must be filed with local State Unemployment Office.

    Permanent Disability

    Medical records must be approved by Disability Medical Board. The benefit is dependent on the employee's length of service and age.

    Long-Term Disability Insurance

    After 90 days of disability, this insurance will pay employee 60% of salary.

    Consumer Credit Counseling

    Assistance is available with budgeting and financial planning.
    (601-956-9226 or 601-969-6431)

    Worker's Compensation

    On-the-job injuries or disabilities are covered by Workers' Compensation. Insurance is carried on all employees as protection against loss of wages and for medical expenses incurred by an employee injured on the job.

    Liability Insurance

    All employees, including substitutes, are insured within the district's general liability insurance program (subject to certain policy limitations). Protection is provided for individual liability arising from the performance of duties as a school employee.

    Retirement Program

    Employees contribute 9% of all gross earnings. Employer contributes 17.40%. An employee is vested after eight years of service if they entered covered service on or after July 1, 2007, and four years if they entered covered service before July 1, 2007.
    (601-359-3589, Public Employees Retirement System)

    Life Insurance

    District provides a term life insurance policy at a rate of $30,000.00 for full-time employees only.

    Employee Assistance Program

    Confidential counseling and assistance are provided to employees with personal, emotional, or substance problems.

    Family Medical Leave

    Permanent, full-time personnel who have worked for the district for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

    Optional Insurance Benefits

    Burial Insurance
    Cancer Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Disability Insurance
    Group Life Insurance
    Hospital Indemnity Insurance
    Critical Illness
    Vision Insurance

    Other Optional Benefits

    Jackson Area Federal Credit Union (601-922-7055)
    Tax-Deferred Annuity Plans
    Flexible Benefit Cafeteria Plan


Last Modified on October 4, 2023