Employee Benefits and Salary
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools' employees receive benefits and health insurance through the State of North Carolina. An overview of the benefits, including leave days, leaves of absence, longevity, retirement, etc. is provided through Working in North Carolina Public Schools: A Look at Employee Benefits. More detailed information is provided through the Employee Benefits Manual.

Employee Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Supplemental Retirement NC401K
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


  • Salary
  • Vacation leave
  • Sick Leave
  • National Board Certification


Health Insurance

Current choice of plans:

  1. NCSmart Choice PPO Plans- Choice of two plan designs, all Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs). The State Health Plan has contracted with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to use the Blue Options Network of preferred providers. Customer service: 1-888-234-2416
    The State Health Plan enrollment presentation with narrator is available for download. Click here to download this year's presentation.


Retirement Benefits 

Visit Retirement section of website


Supplemental Retirement Benefits - NC401K

All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the state sponsored 401 (k) Plan available through payroll deduction and administered by Prudential Retirement. For additional information call 1-866-627-5267 or visit Prudential's website.


Flexible Benefits Plan

Through a partnership with Wellington Benefits, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools offers an optional flexible benefits plan that includes dental and vision insurance, cancer insurance, disability insurance, etc. Additional information, including forms, is available through www.ffga.com

All full-time employees receive a free $6,000 term life insurance policy through Security Mutual.

Family and Medical Leave Act


Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

Your EAP is a free, voluntary, and confidential assessment and referral service for employees and their family members who are experiencing personal or work related problems such as: 

  • Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse 
  • Emotional problems
  • Stress management
  • Marital and/or family conflict
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Financial difficulties
  • Aging parents
  • Grieving
  • Wellness
  • Other personal matters
Contact EAP Services: 252.962.5477 or 1.888.800.8711
Questions or assistance:
Terry Whitley - Benefits Specialist, NRMPS  252.462.2522

All licensed staff members are paid on state adopted salary schedules based on type of license, years of experience, and degree held. Licensed employees in teaching positions receive a local salary supplement of 6%.Salary

Salaries for classified employees are based on salary schedules built within state pay grades.


Vacation Leave

  1. The Vacation Leave Earning Rate ranges from 1 day per month for less than 2 years of service to 2.15 days per month after 20 years of service.
  2. Unused vacation leave can be accumulated and after 30 days accumulation converts to sick leave.


Sick Leave

  1. Teachers and school administrators earn sick leave at the rate of one day per month. It can accumulate indefinitely and upon retirement be applied toward service.
  2. Sick leave is granted for:
    -Personal illness
    -Illness in employee's family
    -Death in family
    -Medical appointments
  3. Sick Leave may be donated to family and non-family members.


National Board Certification

Teachers who become certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards receive a 12% salary increase. The state pays the assessment fee and provides three days of paid leave to prepare for certification. Renewal fee for NBCT provided by NRMPS.