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State of Iowa Benefits:

Taking care of our employees is our priority! That's why we offer a comprehensive benefit package that shows our commitment to providing an outstanding employment experience.

Excellent Employee Benefits

Recognizing that our employees are vital catalysts for fostering positive transformation, the State of Iowa takes great pride in providing an extensive range of benefits. We prioritize our employee's well-being so they can dedicate themselves to enhancing the quality of life for all Iowans.

Paid Time Off

You will receive nine paid holidays, plus vacation and sick leave which begins to accrue on your first day of employment.

Health Coverage

The State of Iowa covers more than 90% of medical insurance premiums. This means great coverage for our employees at a minimal cost.

Dental Insurance

Provides coverage for a broad range of preventive services and comprehensive coverage for most conditions requiring dental diagnosis and treatment.


Numerous insurance options including - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long and Short-term Disability.

Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS)

A lifetime monthly financial benefit for vested employees. The State Contributes a percentage (currently 9.45%) to IPERS on your behalf.

Retirement Investors' Club

A voluntary retirement savings program including a State match (dollar for dollar) of up to $75 per month.

Employee Discount Programs

The Employee Discount Programs allow you to save money by offering savings on popular goods and services including tickets to local events and attractions, airfare, cell phones, and more!

Health & Wellness

The State of Iowa recognizes the challenges of balancing work and the demands of everyday life, which is why we provide an array of resources designed to empower you to take charge of your health.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The State offers confidential resources to help State employees and eligible family members address challenges which may impact job performance, affect well-being, and take a toll on overall health. EAP services are provided at no cost to employees and eligible family members.

Your salary is merely one component of your overall compensation provided by the State of Iowa.

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One Gift.

Community helping community.

Iowans Helping Iowans

The One Gift Program gives State of Iowa employees the opportunity to contribute to participating charitable agencies through payroll deduction. More than 350 charitable agencies offer much-needed assistance to Iowans throughout the state. When you contribute to the One Gift Program, your donation stays in Iowa, where it helps your neighbors, friends, and family. Just another benefit of working for the State!

Want help paying off your federal student loans?

Learn how with the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program!

If you have federal student loans, working for the State of Iowa could qualify you for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. After making 120 consecutive payments while employed by the State of Iowa, any remaining loan amount will be forgiven. 

That means you can say goodbye to student loan debt faster and focus on building your career and future with the State of Iowa - without the burden of excessive loans!

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