State Benefits Worksheet

An attractive benefits package has always been one of the main features of state service. The items below are some of the best features:

Advancement - Employees with the required length of service or experience level are eligible for promotion. Eligible employees may apply for promotions as positions come open and compete with others who take the class examination(s).
Deferred Compensation – Two 457 plans, currently Empower (formally Great-West) and RSA-1, are available that have excellent records of providing good returns for the money invested. Investments are tax deferred by the Federal Government and the minimum amount required for monthly payroll deduction is very low.
Flexible Employee Benefits Plan - The plan offers programs designed to save employees money. Employees can pay for dependent care and/or health care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Additional information is available on the State Employees’ Insurance Board website at
Health Insurance – With a monthly premium, the State Employees’ Insurance Board (SEIB) provides medical, dental, and vision coverage to State employees and their eligible dependents. Optional health insurance plans are also available at no cost if applicable. Additional information is available on the State Employees’ Insurance Board website at  

Job Security - One of the best features about a career with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is the opportunity to serve and educate the people of Alabama. Our agency functions to control alcoholic beverages within the State of Alabama through distribution, licensing, education, and training.  We generate revenue to benefit other agencies and the General Fund.

Leave and Holidays – The State of Alabama provides a combination of annual (vacation) leave, sick leave, and paid holidays which exceed time off provided by most businesses. New employees may accrue up to 13 days of annual leave in their first year and a 25-year employee may accrue almost a month of annual leave each year. Employees may accrue up to 13 days of sick leave per year. There are 13 legal holidays and the Governor may designate other days as holidays.  
Longevity Payments – Permanent employees with five years of service or more receive an annual payment in December ranging from $600 to $1,000 based upon their years of service.  

Professional Development – The State offers professional development and training opportunities through continuing education courses, seminars, professional organizations and other state agencies to improve employee skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of their position or to maintain professional licenses and certifications relevant to those duties.  

Retirement – The State of Alabama contributes a specified percentage of each employee’s salary for a retirement plan managed by the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) and the employee contributes through automatic payroll deduction. Full retirement benefits are available based on eligibility as a Tier I or Tier II employee. The retirement plan also provides a death benefit. Additional information is available from the Alabama Employees’ Retirement System at Overall, the retirement plan is recognized as one of the best in the southeast. 

Other Benefits include:

  • State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP)
  • State Employee Injury and Compensation Program (SEICTF)
  • General Employee Liability Insurance
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Donated Leave
  • Cost of Living Adjustments and other raises
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Annual 21 Days Military Paid Leave
  • Wellness Program