The Maryland State Personnel Management System understands the importance of family and children. Our family-friendly benefit practices and policies offer the support and flexibility you need at work and at home.  Benefits are for full-time non-contractual employees within the State Personnel Management System (SPMS).  Please consult the HR Analyst listed on the job announcement if further clarification is needed.

Leave Benefits

Our generous leave package includes from ten to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave per year, depending on seniority, as well as six personal days each calendar year. In addition, the State offers eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of sick leave per year. Our leave policies also adhere to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Health Coverage

When you come to work for the State of Maryland, you and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage.  You may also be eligible for life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance plans at low group rates.​​

Reduced Child and Health Care Costs

Working for the Maryland State Personnel Management System entitles you to participate in Healthcare and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts. These plans allow you to save, on a pretax basis, for healthcare and dependent care costs incurred during the plan year.

Flexible Work Schedules

Employees of the State of Maryland typically work a forty-hour work week. Many State agencies offer their employees flexible work schedules. The Teleworking Program enables eligible state employees to work at home, at a satellite office, or at a Telework Center.

Student Loan Forgiveness

Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program​. Participants that meet all requirements may qualify for forgiveness on the remaining balance on his or her Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time in a qualifying public service position. 

Retirement Benefits

Maryland State employees are eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten years. State employees are also eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan.

Free Mass Transit Benefit

Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway and bus service in the Baltimore metro area at no charge with a valid State ID card. This benefit can be used any time of day or evening, including weekends.  The Free Mass Transit Benefit does not include the MARC trains, any special event buses, or any commuter buses other than lines 120, 150, and 160.​

Additional Benefits