**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees >and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**
For a downloadable pdf on Fairfax County benefits, click here.
NEW Retiree Website! For current open enrollment and retiree benefit information, please visit our new retiree specific webpages.
Updates During the COVID-19 Pandemic
HR Central is open to employees, retirees, and the public, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Because safety is a priority and to limit contact and assist you remotely, consider sending an email with your questions and appointment requests. This allows DHR staff to direct you quickly to the right person, track requests for follow-ups, and set safe, socially distant appointments when in-person consultations are appropriate.
Additionally, all Benefit Vendor Partner Help Desks are closed for in-person consultations until further notice. Our representatives from Cigna, Standard and T. Rowe Price will continue to assist employees and retirees remotely. Currently the best way to contact one of our vendor partner representatives is via email.
Contact us via email: HRCentral@fairfaxcounty.gov,Phone: 703-324-3311 or Fax: 703-802-8795.
Fairfax County Government is committed to our merit employees and through LiveWell and the Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of well being that empowers, educates and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial wellness. The following is a summary of the benefits available to eligible employees.
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Medical - Eligible employees can choose from four available plans, three through Cigna and a fourth with Kaiser Permanente. Plans are designed to offer comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage. Zero cost preventive care, when preformed by an in-network physician, is offered on all plans. Rates are available for employees in positions that qualify.
Vision - Bundled with medical plan selection and provided by EyeMed, this plan covers eye exams, glasses or contacts annually.
Dental - This benefit is offered through Delta Dental of Virginia and provides access to national PPO and Premier Networks.
Life - FCG provides life insurance coverage equal to one times your base salary for eligible employees, and the options to elect additional coverage for you and your dependents.
Long Term Disability - Income insurance that provides 60% of your basic earnings after 60 days of incapacity.
Flexible Spending Accounts - These accounts allow you to set aside a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for medical and dependent care expenses.
Retiree Benefits - Employees who qualify to retire from FCG are eligible to maintain their Health Benefits into retirement.
Employees can access additional material on the Benefits Page on FairfaxNet.
Defined Benefit (Pension) - The FCG Retirement System was established to help provide you with a continued financial benefit at retirement. Contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis and this program can provide you with a monthly payment. The ultimate benefit is based on your final average salary and your years of service with the County. There are three separate systems, one for Employees, Uniformed and Police Officers. Employees must have five years of service to be vested in this program. For additional information about the three retirement systems, please visit the Retirement Systems site.
Deferred Compensation (457 Plan) - This plan is designed to complement the Defined Benefit Plan and to help you plan for a financially secure retirement. The 457 Plan managed by T. Rowe Price offers the opportunity to save a portion of your wages on a pre or post tax (ROTH) basis. A wide-range of investment options are available, each with differing levels of risk and return. Plan design features include loan, financial planning services and self-directed brokerage arrangements.
Work hard. Play hard. Live well. Fairfax County’s award winning workforces wellness program, LiveWell, helps you and your family stay well during the work day, and beyond! Staying healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Small steps lead to big rewards.
- MotivateMe, Total Well-being Incentive Reward Program
- Fairfax County RECenter Subsidy
- Workshops and Webinars
- Parenthood Events
- Health Coaching
- Weight Watchers
- BurnAlong Subscription
- Blood Drives
- 4P Foods Deliveries
- Annual Biometric Screenings and Flu Vaccinations
- Special events including Employee Field & Fitness Day, County Exec Trek, Mind+Body Fitness Fest, and more.
Fairfax County Government is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
For more information about the PSLF program: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
Annual Leave - Employees earn annual leave based on their years of service and scheduled hours. Incumbents with 80 scheduled work hours per pay period receives the following annual leave:
Leave Credits Per Pay Period
Annually (26 pay periods)
Less than 3 years
3 years but less than 15 years
15 years or greater
Part-time employees accrue annual leave on a pro-rated basis.
Sick Leave – Employees with 80 scheduled work hours per pay period earn 13 days of sick leave per year (4 per pay period). Part-time employees accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis.
Holiday Leave - FCG observes several paid holidays per year (anywhere from 11.5 to 13.5 days off depending on election years and observance of holidays when they fall on a weekend.) The current observed holidays list is located here (select County Holiday). These include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr's Day, Inauguration Day, George Washington's Day/President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (half day), and Christmas Day. Holiday leave with pay is available to part-time employees on a pro-rated basis.
Additional Leave Options - Generous leave policy to assist employees in managing family, medical or personal situations requiring time away from work. These include:
- Administrative leave
- Bereavement leave
- Civil leave
- Compensatory leave
- Education leave
- Emergency administrative leave
- Extraordinary sick leave
- Family & medical leave
- Injury leave
- Leave without pay
- Military leave
- Paid family leave
- Transferred leave
- Volunteer activity leave
Please see the following links for additional information about specific leave benefits:
Continuous Learning Opportunities - The County has several programs to develop and provide continuous educational opportunities. This includes onsite and online training, Tuition Assistance Program, Mentoring Program, Leadership Fairfax and Toastmasters.
Employee Commuter Benefit Program - This program encourages the use of transit and vanpools for travel to and from work. This benefit provides up to $120 per month per employee for transportation by bus, rail, or vanpool. By getting more people into fewer vehicles, transportation is improved for everyone.
Employee Child Care Center - Child care programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age who have one parent working a minimum of 20 hours per week with Fairfax County Government.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - A free and confidential service available to merit employees and members of their households. Services include short-term counseling and legal, financial and work-life referral services.
Capital Bike Share Program -Metro DC's bikeshare service, with 4,500 bikes and 500+ stations across 7 jurisdictions: Washington, DC.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Montgomery, MD; Prince George's County, MD; Fairfax County, VA; and the City of Falls Church, VA. Designed for quick trips with convenience in mind, it’s a fun and affordable way to get around.