Benefits, Leaves and Retirement

The Office of Benefits, Leaves, & Retirement is part of the Department of Human Resources Operations within the Division of Human Resources, and is responsible for developing and administering high-quality, competitive employee benefits that enable the school system to maintain and recruit a quality workforce. 
The Office of Benefits, Leaves, & Retirement:
•Administers all benefit plans for employees and retirees
•Administers open enrollment and handles all election changes
•Processes all qualifying life change enrollments
•Maintains an Employee Wellness program
•Promotes an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
•Administers COBRA enrollment and billing
•Conducts new hire Benefits and Badges sessions
•Assists with the processing of enrollment into the retirement plans
•Assists with the processing of retirement from Baltimore County Public Schools
•Administers HR- and Board of Education-approved leaves of absences

The Office of Benefits, Leaves, & Retirement Web site provides you with:
•New hire benefits enrollment information
•Process for making changes during open enrollment and when a qualifying life change occurs
•Details about pension and retiree benefits
•Information on COBRA health care continuation while on leave or if employment terminates
•Detailed plan documents from our vendors
•Responses to frequently asked questions
•Frequently requested forms for employees or retirees
•BCPS Contacts and the phone numbers and Web sites for all vendors
•Information from the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (MSRPS)
•Information from the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System (ERS)
•Resources regarding Supplemental Retirement options
•Information on Leaves of Absence

Contact information for the Office of Benefits, Leaves, and Retirement

Phone: 443-809-8943
Fax: 410-887-8950
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:45pm

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