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.
(601-960-8790, Department of Finance & Administration)
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.
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)
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.
All employees, including substitutes, are insured within 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.
Employees contribute 9% of all gross earnings. Employer contributes 15.75% (as of July 1, 2013). 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)
District provides term life insurance policy at a rate of two times employee's salary not to exceed $100,000.
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
Group Life Insurance
Hospital Indemnity Insurance
Other Optional Benefits
Jackson Area Federal Credit Union (601-922-7055)
Tax-Deferred Annuity Plans
Flexible Benefit Cafeteria Plan