Working at FLHSMV
We want you to thrive here and part of that is having a job that works for your personal life and your career. What that means is a little different for everyone, but we offer a comprehensive total rewards package with the financial stability, paid-leave, health and wellness, and career growth options you need to help you achieve it now and in the future.
Florida Retirement System (FRS)
You will be eligible for automatic enrollment in the Florida Retirement System (FRS). FRS offers two retirement programs (FRS Pension Plan and FRS Investment Plan) to choose from, both of which are funded by state employer contributions and employee contributions. In addition, all FRS members have access to GuidedChoice, which is an independent advisory firm available to give tailored, unbiased investment advice and retirement-planning guidance at no cost.
Deferred Compensation Plan
The Deferred Compensation Plan is an optional program that gives you the opportunity to contribute additional savings towards your retirement through a pre-tax payroll deduction. To learn more about the Deferred Compensation Plan and for information on the investment provider options, please visit the Deferred Compensation website.
We want our members to be at their best so that they can perform at their best. An important part of that is finding a good work-life balance. To help you with that, we offer a number of paid leave options.
- Annual Leave – Members accrue approximately 2 to 4 weeks of annual leave each year for rest, relaxation, vacation, and personal business. The leave rolls over each year and individuals coming to us from another agency in the State Personnel System will be able to bring their accrued leave with them.
- Sick Leave – Members accrue approximately 2 weeks of sick leave each year for absences due to illness, injury, health-care appointments, etc. for yourself, a spouse, children, or others for whom you have caretaker responsibilities. The leave rolls over each year and individuals coming to us from another agency in the State Personnel System will be able to bring their accrued leave with them.
- Holidays – Members receive 9 paid holidays each year. In addition, each employee is given one personal holiday a year.
- Administrative Leave – Members may be eligible to take administrative leave with pay for a variety of reasons, such as jury duty, voting, death in the family, parent/teacher conferences, mentoring, volunteering, etc.
We offer comprehensive and affordable life, health, dental, vision and other insurance options for you and your family. Most of these plans are offered on a pre-tax basis, so your insurance premiums are deducted before calculating federal payroll taxes, which can save you money. To learn more, please visit the MyBenefits website.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has an abundance of free and confidential resources to help you manage everyday challenges or significant life events. Available services include legal and financial consultation, mental health and emotional support counseling, dependent care resource assistance, career advice, etc.
Your development is important to us, and we will encourage you at every step of the way. Whether you want to strengthen and deepen your skill set within your current program area or branch out into other areas within the agency, there are opportunities available for you. When you grow professionally, we grow as an agency.
Tuition Fee Waiver Program
The State Employee Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Program is an excellent benefit available to full-time members who are either career service, SMS, or SES. You can attend any approved state university or community college in Florida for up to 6 credit hours per term (total of 18 credit hours per plan year), and the majority of the cost of tuition will be waived.
Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
As a state government employee, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To learn more, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.