Employee Benefits


Why work for Hamilton County?

Each and every employee is an integral part of our success as one of the nation's best run counties. As a member of our team, you'll be afforded the opportunity to participate in the growth and development of a county that is thriving economically, socially, and culturally. We are a progressive and forward thinking organization, committed to providing the very best services to our citizens. We employ over 1,200 people within various departments and offer both competitive pay and excellent benefits.


Benefits of Working for Hamilton County Government


Employee Assistance Program

When employees and their families have serious personal problems that affect their personal lives or job performance, they may need professional counseling. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can provide confidential, professional assessment and referral to qualified counselors who may be able to help. Employees may use this program to assist with the following problems: Coping problems, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Emotional problems, Financial problems, Legal problems, Marriage and family problems, and Workplace problems. Hamilton County Government provides you with four visits to an EAP Counselor at no cost to you. A trained counselor will help you identify the problem and develop a plan of action which may involve further referrals.


Dental Coverage

Hamilton County offers its employees three dental plans, two through Cigna Dental and one through Sun Life Dental.
The two Cigna Dental plans include most dentists in the Chattanooga area and are basically PPO plans with deductibles and coinsurance, while the Sun Life Dental plan is a dental HMO with a limited network of dentists and preset co-pays.


Deferred Compensation Plan

Hamilton County employees are eligible to participate in an optional tax-deferred retirement savings plan known as a 457 plan. Contributions to this plan can be made through regular payroll deductions. Participants have the ability to direct their contributions among many investment options.


Flexible Benefits Plan

The County offers a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan or Flexible Spending Plan, which allows employees to pay for certain medical and day care expenses with before-tax dollars. The plan includes a Flex Claim Card allowing employees to pay, at the point of service, for eligible medical expenses, eliminating the need to submit a claim by paper, fax, or web.


Short-term or Long-term Disability Coverage

The County offers its employees two optional products to protect their income if they become disabled. The short-term disability policy begins paying after fourteen consecutive days (two weeks) of disability, and continues paying for up to six months, as long as the employee remains disabled for a covered disability. The long-term disability policy begins paying after 180 consecutive days (six months) of disability, and may continue paying up to age 65, as long as the employee meets the definition of disability.


Credit Unions

Hamilton County employees are also eligible to join Southeast Financial Credit Union and TVA Credit Union.


Human Resources Division


Google MapsMap to Hamilton County's Human Resource Division

Address: M. L. K. Building 317 Oak Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays

Phone number: 423-209-6120 and FAX number: 423-209-6121

Note: The following links will open to another government website or government-affiliated page in a new tab.