Employment

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Benefits

Working to Make a Difference Has Its Rewards

Our employees are dedicated to helping and serving the State of Wisconsin, its residents, businesses and fellow WEDC teammates. In return, we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. WEDC employees are eligible for the Chapter 40 benefits of the Wisconsin Statutes.

There is a strong spirit of cooperation. Specifically in our division, a team has coalesced around a leader who balances support and challenge in attaining our goals, both individual and team.

— Mark Rhoda-Reis, Market Development Director,
Americas and Europe, WEDC

Domestic Partnership Benefits

Wisconsin Act 28 (2009) permits same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners to be treated similarly to spouses for the benefit programs authorized in Chapter 40 of the Wisconsin state statutes.

Health Insurance

Employees have their choice of health and dental insurance coverage plans. Additionally, WEDC provides vision insurance and supplemental insurance for additional dental, hospital and surgery, as well as accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

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Time Off

WEDC employees receive five weeks (25 days or 200 hours) of paid time off per year, to be used for vacation, sick time, personal days, bereavement and/or a leave of absence. More time can be earned beginning the 5th and 10th years of employment. Additionally, WEDC recognizes 10−11 paid holidays per year.

Income Protection

WEDC’s group life insurance program provides coverage up to five times an employee’s prior year earnings, with optional spouse and dependent coverage. Additional protection is offered in the form of income continuation insurance, long-term care insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Retirement and Savings

Work with us today and save for your future. The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) defers a mandatory 6.8 percent of gross income, with immediate vesting for employee-required contributions. WEDC matches this investment with a five-year vesting period, upon reaching retirement age. WEDC also provides a supplemental retirement savings program with traditional pre-tax and after-tax Roth contribution options.

Flexible Spending Accounts:

Set aside a portion of pre-tax gross income to pay certain IRS-approved expenses, including dependent care and most out-of-pocket medical expenses not reimbursable by insurance coverage (e.g., co-pays, deductibles, glasses and prescription drugs).

Commuter Benefits

A qualified transportation benefit that is approved by the IRS, participants use pre-tax income to pay for eligible transit and parking expenses.