Knox County Tennessee

Knox County Sheriff’s Office - Employee Benefits

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office offers a great benefits package including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid vacation days and sick leave plus longevity days
  • Retirement
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – 24/7 Support, Resources and Information, Confidential Emotional Support, Work-Life Solutions, Legal Guidance, Financial Support, Online Support
  • Discounted Gym Memberships at YMCA and National Fitness Center

Retirement deductions are mandatory; the mandatory amount withheld is 6% of your gross pay. You may choose to have a higher amount withheld; however 6% is automatically deducted.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee Option 1, 2, or 3, Delta Dental, and EyeMed are offered to all new employees. You may choose employee, employee plus spouse, employee plus child (ren), or family coverage. However it is not required that you take this insurance. Health insurance premiums and dental insurance are as follows:

Health: Employee/
Employee + Spouse/
Employee + Child(ren)/
BC/BS #1 $17.00 $87.00 $76.00 $122.00
BC/BS #2 $38.00 $128.00 $107.00 $178.00
BC/BS #3 $75.00 $255.00 $221.00 $310.00
Dental: Employee/ Bi-Weekly Employee + 1/ Bi-Weekly Family/ Bi-Weekly
Delta (Standard) $7.80 $20.09 $31.25
Delta (High) $16.48 $31.34 $58.52
Vision: Employee/ Bi-Weekly Employee + 1/ Bi-weekly Family/ Bi-Weekly
EyeMed $2.96 $5.42 $8.31

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Merit System Council

Merit System Council
Andrew Johnson Building
912 S Gay St #L100
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-4446
Fax: 865-215-4448

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