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Angel Dawson, Benefits Coordinator

We are committed to providing employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our program offers a range of plan options to meet the needs of our diverse workforce. We know that your benefits are important to you and your family. Helping you understand the benefits we offer is important to us. We encourage you to review each section in the Employee Benefits Center (EBC) located at and to discuss your benefits with your family members. Please take time to read about and understand the benefit. Call Center: (844) 268-0689  

September 2021 GCS Human Resources Events

  • Employee Benefits

    Cafeteria Plan

    A flexible benefit plan is available that allows employees to select non-taxable benefits according to Section 125 of the IRS code. The cafeteria pla also enables eligible employees to convert their premium contributions for health, dental, vision, cancer, critical illness, accident and flex medical/dependent reimbursement care from an after tax expense to a pre-tax expense. All employees will default to the cafeteria plan unless you opt out in writing to the Benefits Department.

  • Employee Retirement Benefits

    Teachers Retirement System (TRS) 

    Gordon County Schools participates in the TRS system of Georgia. Members contribute a mandatory retirement contribution of 6% and the employer contributes 16.81% of the gross earnings per month.

    Eligibility for TRS is any employee with the exception of those employees required to be a member of the Public School Employees Retirement System listed below.

    Retirement eligibility for TRS is age 60 OR 30 years of service OR be eligible for disability retirement with a minimum of 10 years of credible service.

    Please visit the TRS website to create a profile, designate your beneficiary, and learn more about your retirement options.

    Public School Employee Retirement System (PSERS)

    Eligibility for PSERS is Non-Supervisory positions in the school system in: Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, and Cafeteria. (Certain managers are eligible for TRS membership)

    Members who joined PSERS prior to July 1, 2012, will pay a mandatory $4.00 per month for nine months of the year for a total of $36 per year. If you joined PSERS after July 1, 2012, you will pay $10 per month for nine months of the year for a total contribution of $90 per year. 

    Please visit the PSERS website to create a profile, designate your beneficiary, and learn more about your retirement options. (Add please)

    Supplemental Retirement 403(b), 457, ROTH

    Gordon County Schools offers employees the opportunity to participate in two tax deferred savings plans: the 403(b) and the 457 deferred compensation plan. The 403(b) plan also offers a ROTH option for accumulating additional retirement savings. The supplemental retirement plan is currently administered through Lincoln Financial.

    All employees may participate in the supplemental retirement plan including substitutes, after-school care, part-time, or full-time employees.