Currently, the Board of Education pays up to 90% of the premium for coverage selected by the employee. Employees may select
from three health insurance programs: an HMO plan and two PPO plans. We also offer two dental plan options
with Delta Dental. Employees enrolled in any HCPS medical plan are provided prescription coverage with their
A voluntary Term Life plan is offered to all permanent benefit eligible employees. Employees may choose one
times or two times their annual salary rounded up to the nearest thousand. Currently the Board of Education
pays 90% of the premium for one times salary.
Job-related coursework or training programs are eligible for partial tuition reimbursement. Currently, HCPS will reimburse
up to $175 per credit. A letter grade of “C” or better is required.
Harford County Public Schools participates in the Maryland State Teachers/Employees Pension System. Membership is mandatory
for all permanent employees working at least 500 budgeted hours per fiscal year. The pension system is contributory
and employees are required to contribute 7% of their annual salary towards their membership.
HCPS provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all employees which is administered by APS Healthcare, Inc. Sometimes
personal and family problems can have a direct impact on personal well being and work performance. Getting
timely, professional help can result in a healthier, more productive individual. HCPS recognize the value
in assisting employees to find the best possible help in a timely manner.
The State and FBI costs for obtaining the Criminal Background Investigation required by the State of Maryland are paid by
All employees are covered persons under the Casualty Scope of Coverage and School Board Legal Liability Scope of Coverage
while acting within the scope of their duties. This coverage provides a liability limit of $100,000 plus
defense costs to employees.
The Board of Education provides a selection of Tax Deferred Compensation (457B & 403B) plans for all employees through Lincoln
Non-certificated employees shall be granted six (6) calendar days of leave for the death of a member of the employee’s immediate
Employees shall receive a total of three (3) work days per year with no loss to salary that may be used for personal business.
Twelve-month employees accrue annual leave based on years of continuous service.
The Board of Education of Harford County provides workers' compensation insurance for all employees. Each employee is covered
to the extent required by the Workers' Compensation Law of Maryland.