Benefits


Retirement Plans
  • Employees of MDEQ are members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).  It is a defined benefit plan qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, which determines a member’s retirement benefit using a formula based on the member’s average compensation, years of creditable service, and the benefit payment option selected at retirement.
  • MDEQ employees are eligible to participate in the Mississippi Deferred Compensation (MDC) Plan.  It is a voluntary supplemental tax-deferred retirement savings plan offered through PERS.
Insurance
  • Employees and their dependents are offered Health Insurance coverage under the State and School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan beginning their first day on the job with two options to choose from!
  • MDEQ offers their employees a wide range of supplemental insurances including life, dental, vision, cancer, disability and critical care.  In addition, MDEQ offers a pre-tax flexible spending account which will pay for eligible medical and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-taxed basis.
Other Perks
  • MDEQ offers several employee benefits such as paid personal and major medical leave, in addition to 10 paid holidays per year.  Other benefits include on-the-job training, flexible work schedules and direct deposit.
  • MDEQ employees could be eligible for educational assistance as long as the employee has met the eligibility requirements set forth in Mississippi Code Section §37-101-293 and MDEQ policy.