Our goal is to recruit, train, and retain the most qualified and productive staff for Delaware County.
We aim to promote mutual trust and respect for each other and practice open and timely two-way communication with the expectation and confidence that people will do the right thing.
The County will keep an open mind to new ideas and encourage innovation. We hope to provide an opportunity for all employees to develop their potential and make the best use of their abilities. Delaware County recognizes the value of a qualified workforce in order to provide the highest level of service to the public.
To meet this goal the Human Resources Department has made it our mission to recruit, train, support, and retain the most qualified and productive staff for Delaware County, while ensuring fair employment and equal opportunity to all persons, within a conservative budget framework.
This website was developed to provide an efficient and effective means to provide information to the public and our employees. We feel that it is an important tool that can be utilized to meet our mission, vision, and goals.
We hope the following pages provide you with the information and service that meet your needs in working with the fastest growing county in the state of Ohio. If you are unable to locate the information you need, please contact us at (740) 833-2120.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I transfer service time from other public employers to Delaware County?
Yes, please give the Prior Service Certification Form to any public employer you have worked for in the past and they will complete and return to Delaware County for credit to be applied. https://humanresources.co.delaware.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/03/PrevEmp.pdf
How do I let Delaware County know I changed my address?
Please fill out an EAF (Employee Action Form) and return to Human Resources or the Auditor’s Office. https://humanresources.co.delaware.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/03/EAF-1.pdf
What happens if I leave employment with the County?
MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION COVERAGE
If you currently have medical, dental and vision coverage, benefits will terminate the last day of the month in which your employment ends. See COBRA information below.
You will receive, via mail, the opportunity to continue your health, vision and dental benefits under the Federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). You are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity within sixty (60) days from the date of loss of insurance coverage or the date you receive your COBRA notice, whichever is later. You may continue your present medical, dental and vision insurance(s) for yourself and/or only those dependents on your plan at the time of separation. If you elect continuation of coverage, you must pay the full group rate on a monthly basis plus a small administrative charge.
You will be paid for any vacation leave earned through your last day at work.
Resignation/Termination: The previously accumulated sick leave of an employee who has been separated from the public service shall be placed to the employee’s credit upon the employee’s re-employment in the public service, provided that the re-employment takes place within ten years of the date on which the employee was last terminated from public service. This ten-year period shall be tolled for any period during which the employee holds elective public office, whether by election or by appointment.
An employee who transfers from one public agency to another shall be credited with the unused balance of the employee’s accumulated sick leave up to the maximum of the sick leave accumulation permitted in the public agency to which the employee transfers.
Refer to ORC 124.38.
An employee may elect at the time of disability or service retirement under the Public Employees Retirement System, to be paid in cash for one-fourth of the value of his accrued, but unused, sick leave balance accumulated with Delaware County. The total value of the sick leave paid, earned with Delaware County, as severance pay shall not exceed the value of 60 days paid leave. The payment shall be based on the employee’s rate of pay at the time of retirement.
An employee, who has a sick leave balance that has accumulated with the state of Ohio, or any other political subdivision of state, may elect at the time of disability or service retirement under the Public Employees Retirement System, to be paid in cash for one fourth of the value of his or her accrued, but unused, sick leave. The total value of the sick leave paid, earned with another political subdivision, as severance pay shall not exceed the value of 30 days paid leave. The payment shall be based on the employee’s rate of pay at the time of retirement.
The total value of the sick leave paid under this policy, earned with Delaware County and another political subdivision combined, as severance pay shall not exceed the value of 60 days paid leave. Payment for sick leave will eliminate all sick leave credit accrued by the employee at that time.
To qualify for this severance benefit, the employee must meet the requirements for a disability or service retirement and have at least 10 years of service with the state, any political subdivision of the state, or any combination of such service.
Non-exempt employees will be paid for any compensatory time earned through their last day at work.
Delaware County termination of employment faq
LIFE INSURANCE AND SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE
Lincoln Life Insurance Reference ID COUNTY 2 (800) 423-2765
Supplemental life insurance (separate from the County provided group life insurance) coverage stops the day which your employment terminates. If coverage has been in force for at least 12 months, you may continue coverage for a specified period of time after your employment by paying the required premium. Application must be made within 31 days of employment termination
Colonial Insurance (800) 325-4368
Coverage may be continued when you retire or change jobs, usually with no increase in premiums. Information for continuing coverage will be mailed to your personal address 30-60 days after your employment terminates. However, so you remain current with premiums you are encouraged to call if you wish to convert to an individual policy.
FLEXBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
Ameriflex (844) 423-4636
If you participate in a flexible spending account (FSA), your participation in the plan ends on the day you separate from your employer.
- You have 30-days from your official separation date to submit claims for eligible plan expenses incurred prior to the separation date.
- Expenses incurred after the separation date are not eligible.
- Any funds remaining after your 30-day run out period are forfeited without exception.
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) (800) 222-7377
When you terminate public employment, you may leave your account on deposit with OPERS until you choose to take a refund of your account, receive a retirement benefit, attain age 70½ or until your death. If you leave your account on deposit, be sure to keep your personal information current with OPERS. For information about withdrawals and rollovers, contact OPERS
- County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (800) 284-0444
- Ohio Deferred Compensation (614) 222-9457
- To avoid unnecessary delays in receiving your W2 at year end, keep your address current with the
Delaware County Auditor’s Office. (740) 833-2906
Human Resources Office