Benefit Package

Vermont Foodbank, Inc.
Employee Benefits Summary

Benefits Begin = Thirty days first of the month following.


Time Off


Vacation time is earned before it is granted.  Employees are expected to use their accrued vacation time before their hire date anniversary.  No more than 80 hours of accrued vacation time may be carried over past an employee’s anniversary date. 


Vacation time is earned on the following schedule:

  • First Year – 3.69 hours x 26 pay periods (12 days annually)
  • 2-4 Years – 4.62 hours x 26 pay periods (15 days annually)
  • 4 Years and over – 6.16 hours x 26 pay periods (20 days annually)


New hires may not use vacation time for the first six months of employment. 



The Foodbank observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • All President’s Day
  • Town Meeting Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Christmas Week through New Year's Eve
  • Employee Birthday


Sick Days

Sick leave is earned before it is granted up to a maximum  of 12 days per year with accumulation stopping at a total of 480 hours. Unused sick time will not be compensated for upon resignation or dismissal.


Family & Medical Leaves of Absence

The Foodbank provides this leave in a manner consistent with both State of Vermont and Federal law.


Short-Term Family Leave

The Foodbank provides this leave in a manner consistent with both State of Vermont and Federal law.


Personal Leave

Upon employment each full-time employee shall be entitled to five days of personal leave, subject to the approval of her/his supervisor.  Unused personal time may not be carried over from one year to the next.  Unused personal time will not be compensated for upon resignation or dismissal.


Bereavement Leave

All full-time employees may take paid bereavement leave on the following schedule (see employee personnel manual for family members included in the categories listed below):

  • Immediate family funeral – 3 days
  • Close family funeral – 1 day
  • Other funerals - ½ day


Jury Duty

Leave for jury duty shall be granted to all employees called to serve without loss of income or accrued vacation time.  An employee’s pay will continue at the normal rate and the employee shall sign over any payment checks received while on duty.  Employees shall retain all seniority, fringe benefits, and any other privileges or benefits of employment at the Foodbank while on jury duty.  Employees subpoenaed to testify in court shall not suffer any reduction in pay by any reason of time spent away from his/her job in response to said subpoena.



Medical Insurance

We are offering the following plans through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Vermont:


  1. Standard Silver
  2. Standard Gold
  3. Standard Platinum
  4. Standard Bronze CDHP (Health Savings Account - H.S.A. compatible)
  5. Standard Silver CDHP (H.S.A. compatible)
  6. Blue Rewards Bronzed CDHP (H.S.A. Compatible)
  7. Blue Rewards Gold
  8. Blue Rewards Silver


The Foodbank is contributing towards the monthly premium:


  • Single $465.61
  • Couple $931.22
  • Parent and Child(ren) $898.63
  • Family $1308.63


If an employee elects a Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP), H.S.A. compatible plan the Foodbank will take the difference in premium and contribute that amount to the employee’s H.S.A. account.


If an employee elects the Standard Gold, Blue Rewards Gold, or Standard Platinum plan the employee will be expected to pay the difference in monthly premiums.


If an employee elects the Standard Silver the premium is paid in full for the employee and their dependents. 


If an employee elects to not participate in our plan (they are covered through another plan through their spouse) there is no reimbursement of premium fees.

Dental insurance

Employees are responsible for 10% of the dental premium, the Vermont Foodbank will contribute 90% of the dental premium. Dental insurance through Spirit Dental with an anniversary date of July 1, 2014.


Premium Rates:

  • Single plan: $31.94/month
  • 2-Person plan: $59.73/month
  • Family plan: $97.26/month


Vision Insurance

Vision insurance through VSP that is entirely paid by the employee; with an anniversary date of July 1, 2014. Please ask for the particulars. 

  • Single plan: $9.36/month
  • 2-Person plan: $13.68/month
  • Family plan: $20.82/month



August 1, 2014 anniversary date. Accident insurance entirely paid by the employee. Please ask for particulars.


Life Insurance

Each full-time employee is entitled to life insurance 2 X their salary at no cost to the employee for a maximum coverage of $225,000. However, upon an employee’s departure from employment or at the end of each calendar year the employee must pay payroll taxes based on the value of the life insurance over $50,000.


Short-Term/Long-Term Disability

Each full-time employee is entitled to short-term/long-term insurance at no cost to the employee.


Retirement Plan

All eligible employees completing one full year of service are entitled to participation in the Foodbank’s retirement plan. This retirement plan is a 403 (b) plan that is contributed to on behalf of the employee by the Foodbank at a rate of 3.0% of the employee’s gross annual earnings per year.  Total contributions cannot exceed allowable limits.  Investment choices are employee managed.  Contributions to the plan may change depending upon the ability of the Foodbank’s budget to support approved levels. Complete information concerning the benefits and conditions of this plan is contained in the descriptive information provided by the investment carrier.  Employees may enroll in the plan the 1st of the month 30 days after employment without any employer contribution.


Work Hours

Office hours of the Foodbank are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with one paid hour for lunch and breaks.  Warehouse hours are from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm with one paid hour for lunch and breaks.  Hours may vary from time to time in response to seasons, necessity, etc.



Salaries are paid every other Friday.  Direct deposit is available.


Employee Assistance Program

INVEST EAP is available to all employees and any person who lives with them. They are an excellent source of short-term confidential counseling, information, and resources addressing legal, stress, family, childcare, alcohol, relationships, workplace conflict, elderly parents, depression, parenting, finances, anxiety, etc.

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