Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

Triangle J offers a generous benefit package to employees. The designation of "regular employee" includes full-time and part-time employees but does not include temporary employees. In most cases, benefits available to part-time employees are prorated and the employee is responsible for paying his/her share.

 Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Full cost paid for regular, full-time employees; TJCOG pays a prorated share for eligible part-time employees.
  • TJCOG pays 50% of dependent coverage.
  • All insurance coverage becomes effective on the date of hire.

 Health Savings Account

  • TJCOG makes a $140 monthly contribution for employees eligible for and enrolled in the health insurance program. Employees may contribute more on a voluntary basis.

Life/AD&D Insurance

  • Two times the regular employee’s annual salary to a maximum of $250,000.

Short-Term Disability

  • TJCOG provides short-term disability insurance for eligible employees.

Employee Assistance Program

  • TJCOG provides an employee assistance program for  employees. 

Flexible Spending Account

  • Employees may contribute on a voluntary basis. TJCOG does not contribute to the FSA.


  • NC Local Government Employees’ Retirement System (LGERS)
    • Employees working 1,000 or more hours per year are required by state law to participate in LGERS.
    • Employees are required by state law to contribute a certain percentage of his/her salary on a tax-deferred basis. The required contribution for FY22 is 6%.
    • TJCOG is required by state law to contribute a certain percentage of each employee's salary. The required contribution for FY21-22 is 12.13%.
  • NC 401K Supplemental Retirement Plan
    • TJCOG contributes 5% of the regular employee's annual salary. Employees are not required to match but may contribute on a voluntary basis.
  • NC 457 Plan
    • Employees may contribute on a voluntary basis. TJCOG does not contribute to the NC 457 Plan.

 Tuition Assistance

  • Reimbursement of eligible expenses up to $1,500 per fiscal year.

Paid Holidays

  • New Year's Day                               
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday   
  • Good Friday                           
  • Memorial Day                                  
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday)
  • Christmas (two to three days)
  • Two Floating Holidays per calendar year

Vacation Leave Accrual


Years of ServiceDays Accrued Per Year

Sick Leave

  • Accrued at a rate of one day per month of service or twelve days per year. 

Credit Union Membership

  • All employees have the opportunity to join the Local Government Federal Credit Union.

Direct Deposit

  • TJCOG requires direct deposit for all employees. Employees are paid biweekly.

Designated Best Workplaces for Commuters Worksite

  • Transit subsidy available
  • Options for teleworking and flexible work-week scheduling
  • Electric vehicle charging station onsite
  • Secure, weather protected bike parking
  • Onsite showers


Jenny Halsey