The Employee Assistance Office – Benefits Section develops and administers low-cost, no-cost benefit programs for employees of the State Executive Branch.  Departments needing further information on the programs listed below may contact the Benefits Section at 587-1050.

Deferred Compensation Plans

  • Island $avings Deferred Compensation Plan – A voluntary retirement savings plan that allows participants to contribute a designated amount of their earnings through pre-tax payroll deductions.
  • PTS Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan – A mandatory, alternative retirement plan for Part-Time, Temporary, Seasonal/Casual employees who are not eligible to participate in the State’s Employees’ Retirement System.  Under this plan, employees contribute 7.5% of their wages towards their PTS retirement savings account on a pre-tax basis, in lieu of the social security contribution.

Cafeteria Plans

  • Premium Conversion Plan – A voluntary plan under which employees can have their health plan premium amounts deducted from their paychecks on a pre-tax basis.
  • Island Flex Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Plan – A voluntary program that allows employees to pay eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses through pre-tax payroll deductions.
  • FSA Additional Free Services – The Island Flex third party administrator has agreed to provide interested employees with ERS Retirement Projections, Retirement Needs Analysis, and Paycheck Calculations, upon request.

Employee Assistance Program

Supervisory Referral Form

Incentive & Service Awards Program

  • Annual Governor’s Awards Ceremony
  • Employee, Manager, and Team of the Year Policies
  • Service and Retirement Awards

Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit Plans

  • Flex Park (Pre-Tax Employee Parking Deductions) – A voluntary plan under which employees can pay their DAGS parking fees on a pre-tax basis.
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Benefit (Pilot) Program (Oahu) – A voluntary plan under which employees can pay for their bus passes, Handi-Van fare coupons and Vanpool Hawaii seat fees on a pre-tax basis.