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Hanover County Public Schools
Employee Benefits & Compensation

Current employees may click the forms below or visit the HCPS intranet at http://hcps1/hr to access benefit information and forms

Employees should enter any changes of address and phone numbers at this link so that all departments will have the most up-to-date information.


 2018 Open Enrollment

Logon to Kronos Self-Service between Oct. 25th - Nov. 15th.
Deadline for enrollment changes: Nov. 15th at 5:00 p.m.
Coverage Effective Date Jan 1, 2018

2017 Open Enrollment



Health Benefits

Health Insurance – Hanover County Public Schools offers health insurance through Anthem and contributes toward the monthly premium. An opt-out credit is available for full-time and part-time employees who do not participate.

Dental Insurance – HCPS offers three plan options through Delta Dental of Virginia.

Time Off Benefits *

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 days and 4 floating days).

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.  Part-time employees will 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.

* Sick leave benefits are subjected to change

Savings & Retirement

Retirement – Full-time employees participate in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).  Paid for 95% by Hanover County Schools for full-time employees. 

Retirement Savings Plans  –  HCPS offers 403(b) and 457 plans through Lincoln Financial Group, 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 100% by HCPS for VRS eligible employees.  The benefit is two times annual salary for natural death and 4 times annual salary for accidental death. Additional life insurance is available for purchase to cover spouse and children or to increase employee benefit. Full-time employees only.

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.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – Job protected leave for family or own serious health conditions.  Contact Michele Little at 804-365-4688 for more information.

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 a 40% or 60% income replacement for up to 6 months.

Long-Term Care  –Optional benefit that helps pay for expenses such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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

 Sickness and Disability Benefits Chart – A quick reference guide of our Benefit providers.

Additional Benefits

  • Direct Deposit

  • Membership in Virginia Credit Union

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • New Teacher Mentoring Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $800

  • VDOE teacher license renewal fees paid by HCPS

  • Free admission to home athletic events during regular season Wellness Programs including annual flu vaccinations


Salary Schedules & Scales for 2017-2018 school year


Additional Compensation

  • $800 per school year reimbursement for tuition and Praxis fees to add endorsement

  • Additional $1000 tuition reimbursement for adding a teaching endorsement in a critical shortage area

  • $1000 salary advance for teacher relocation expenses


  • Visit this website for access to the Department of Labor's Employment Compliance Guide.

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    employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses


  • Workers Compensation Complete Packet

Benefit Forms for Current Employees


Mid-Year changes to your benefits must be submitted to Human Resources within 30 days of the event.

Please read the Mid-Year Changes Instructions.  Locate the appropriate form below.  Within 30 days, complete and submit forms and any required documentation to the Benefits Office at the School Board Office or fax directly to (804) 365-4805.  If you have questions, contact the Benefits Assistant at (804) 365-4590.



Health Insurance: Anthem HealthKeepers


Do you have specific medical questions about your plan?  Do you want to see if your doctor participates in the plan? Visit or call the number located on the back of your insurance card. 

High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with an optional Health Savings Account (HSA). Please refer to the information below:


Dental Insurance: Delta Dental


Do you have specific medical questions about your plan? Do you want to see if your dentist participates   in your chosen plan? Visit or call the number located on the back of your insurance card. 

Flexible Spending Accounts: Wage Works

Voluntary Workplace Supplements: Aflac

Family and Medical Leave Act/Medical Leave of Absence

Employee Assistance Program: Optima- up to five (5) free counseling sessions

Virginia Retirement System

Hanover County School Board Retirement Plans

  • Retirement Savings Plans 403 (b) and 457 available through Lincoln Financial Group

  • Contact Harriet Clift with Lincoln Financial Group Phone: 804.867.7443



The Hanover County School Board does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability or national origin in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Director for Special Education is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination for access to and implementation of programs under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources is designated as coordinator for non-discrimination regarding personnel matters under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To contact Hanover County Public Schools by phone, you may call (804) 365-4500.

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