At Hanover County Public Schools, we are pleased to offer our employees a competitive benefits package. We will provide more information regarding benefits during the hiring process, but a quick look below will let you know that we are serious about keeping our amazing employees happy. Current employees may contact our carriers directly with questions or concerns regarding benefits.

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We are Proud to Offer:

  • Compensation

We are proud to offer competitive salaries.

  • Tuition Assistance Program 

The Hanover Education Foundation supports tuition reimbursement towards coursework and National Board Certification for employees. View FAQs about the Tuition Assistance Program

  • Health Benefits

Health Insurance – Hanover County Public Schools offers health insurance through CIGNA (1-800-244-6224) and CVS Caremark (RX) (1-888-202-1654) and contributes toward the monthly premium. An opt-out credit is available for full-time and part-time employees who do not participate. Comprehensive vision coverage and Flexible Spending are also available.

Dental Insurance – HCPS offers three plan options through Delta Dental of Virginia (1-800-237-6060).

  • Time Off Benefits (subject to change)

Paid Holidays – 10- month and 11-month personnel follow the School Calendar. 12-month full-time classified employees receive 13 holidays per year (9 designated dates & 4 compensatory floating dates).

Vacation – 12-month employees earn 1 day of leave per month for their first four years of service, 1.25 days for 5 – 9 years of service, and 1.5 days for 10 or more years of service.

Sick Leave – Full-time employees earn one sick leave day per month (10 – 12 depending on length of contract) with unlimited accrual. (Max 90 day accrual for VRS Hybrid participants). Part-time employees earn sick leave on a prorated basis.

Personal Leave – Full-time employees earn two days per year the first 3 years of service and 3 days per year with 3 or more years of service.

  • Savings & Retirement

Retirement – Full-time employees participate in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).

Retirement Savings Plans – HCPS offers 403(b) and 457 plans through Enpower Retirement, which allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for retirement. HCPS contributes $250/year toward 403(b) account for part-time employees.

Premium Conversion/Section 125 – HCPS allows employees to take insurance premium deductions on pre-tax basis.

Flexible Spending Accounts – HCPS offers a Medical FSA and a Dependent Care FSA for eligible expenses.

  • Income Protection & Security

Life Insurance – Paid for at 100% by HCPS for full-time VRS eligible employees only. The benefit is two times your annual salary for natural death and four times your annual salary for accidental death. Additional life insurance is available for purchase to cover your spouse and children or to increase your employee benefit.

Sick Leave Bank – Income protection for up to 45 days due to a catastrophic illnesses/injury. Available to all full and part-time benefit-eligible employees who enroll. (VRS hybrid participants not eligible since STD is provided)

Long-Term Disability – Paid for 100% by HCPS for full and part-time employees. Benefits begin at 180 days and offers up to 60% income replacement.

Short-Term Disability –Optional benefit for short-term disability. Employees may choose a 14 or 44 day waiting period and 40% or 60% income replacement for up to 6 months. (VRS Hybrid participants receive other Short Term Disability coverage at no cost following one year of employment)

Cancer, Critical Illness, and Accident Protection – Optional supplemental plans with AFLAC designed to pay the individual during unexpected incidents.

  • Wellness Program

Our Wellness Program offers advice and incentives for you to Be Involved, Be Aware, and Be Well. Visit our Wellness Program page for more information.


Candra Kenyon, Benefits Manager
(804) 365-4580

Abby VanBrackle, Benefits Coordinator
(804) 365-4590

Benefits questions:

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