Benefits for County Employees

Brunswick County employees are the county's most valuable asset. Therefore, we offer our employees a very rich and generous menu of fringe benefits. Employees should regularly review booklets, brochures, publications, and notices to stay abreast of changes that may affect benefits. Our Human Resources staff are always available to answer benefit questions.


  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Petty Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Longevity Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Term Life Coverage
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vision Insurance
  • Universal Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Tuition Assistance

Probationary Period

All new employees of the county will be on a probationary period for a minimum of three (3) months, but not to exceed nine (9) months.

Pay Checks & Direct Deposit

Employees are paid on a biweekly basis and are required to deposit their paycheck into the bank account of their choice through direct deposit. Funds are available the first banking day following pay day.

Vacation (Annual Leave)

Employees accrue annual leave monthly and may use accrued leave upon approval after the probationary period is completed. There is a maximum accumulation of 240 hours per year. Hours over 240 are converted to a Sick Leave at the end of the calendar year. Years of service transferred from eligible NC Governmental Agencies (written documentation required) and the employee’s work schedule are used to determine the rate of earning.

Years of ServiceAnnual Leave Hours Earned per MonthDays per Year
0 but less than 58 hours12 days
5 but less than 1010 hours15 days
10 but less than 1512 hours18 days
15 years or more14 hours21 days