Benefits Information

East Bank Office:
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 206
Jefferson, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 736-6364
Fax:     (504) 736-6368
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Closed 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

West Bank Office (Main Office)
General Government Building
200 Derbigny St., Suite 3100
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 364-2730
Fax:     (504) 365-3320
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Vacation (Annual Leave)

  • Employees accumulate one half day of paid vacation for every two weeks worked. 

  • Leave accrual rates increase with years of service. Any unused annual leave is usually paid upon separation from Parish Employment.

Sick Leave

  • Employees accumulate one half day of paid sick leave for every two weeks worked.

  • Sick leave is available for personal illness, injury or medical consultations.


Nine paid official holidays are observed, plus any holidays declared by Parish Officials.


Life Insurance

  • All regular employees receive a life insurance policy equal to one year's salary.

  • Extra insurance may be purchased.

Medical Insurance

An HMO medical insurance plan is available for employees and their dependents. Jefferson Parish pays 80% of the premium for employees and 50% of the premiums for dependents.


A Flexible Benefits Plan

Employees have the opportunity to save money by paying for health insurance and optional insurance with pre-tax dollars. A Flexible Savings Account for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care is also available.



Most regular employees belong to the Parochial Employees' Retirement System instead of the Social Security System. For employees hired after January 01, 2007, a pension calculated at 3% of salary per year of service is provided upon retirement at age 67 with 7 years of service, age 62 with 10 years of service, or age 55 with 30 years of service.


Tenure Payment

  • Employees are paid $25 per year of service in December of each year.

  • Employees must have worked two years before the first check is paid.

Deferred Compensation Plan (457b plan)

  • Similar to 401k programs, the 457b Deferred Plan allows employees to defer up to $18,500 or if you are over 50 years old $24,500 of pretax income each year to supplement retirement savings. The 2018 annual limit for participants in the Special 3-Year Catch-up Provision is $37,000. Pre-tax contributions can be cashed in upon retirement or termination without penalty. This plan is provided by Nationwide Retirement Solutions (1-877-677-3678).

  • Special leaves of absence for military service, maternity leave, etc. may be granted in accordance with the Personnel Rules.