In addition to being a great place to work, we offer comprehensive benefits, aka Total Rewards, to help our employees succeed in every aspect of life.
We offer competitive salary and wage packages and programs to help you plan for your financial future.
Retirement and Financial Planning
401(k)-style defined contribution plan available to most employees.
Hybrid options that include a defined benefit and a defined contribution plan available to most employees.
Defined benefit pension plan available to employees hired into certain positions.
Invest more of your income through an optional deferred compensation program.
Group Life Insurance
- Free life insurance for all permanent employees after 90 days.
Get special employee-only rates for:
PennWEST Global Online offers a 20% discount to most commonwealth employees.
The PASSHE Foundation offers scholarships for most employees and eligible dependents.
Make saving for college more affordable with a PA 529 account.
Some agencies offer tuition assistance for job-related higher education.
Most commonwealth employees are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Receive discounts on electronics, travel, entertainment, clothes, gifts and more.
Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical coverage, vision, dental and wellness programs.
Improve your health and quality of life through specific wellness programs for mental and physical wellness, nutrition, weight loss, smoking cessation and more.
Discounts to gyms
Weight loss and nutrition programs
Reduced costs for health benefits by participating in a biometrics screening!
Financial wellness resources
Free, Confidential Counseling
Work / Life Balance
We understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!
Onsite Child Care
Free, Confidential Counseling
Everyone needs help sometimes. We offer free, confidential counseling referral services for employees and their family members through our State Employees Assistance Program (SEAP). SEAP can assist with personal and relationship, legal and financial issues.
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality!
A Plan for Success
Supervisors and human resources staff are available to help employees create a customized plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers.
Access to free training designed for commonwealth employees through the
Opportunities to Advance
Easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges.
Retain your leave, health and other benefits when moving between most agencies.
There are also a variety of programs available to help get you where you want to be:
- Commonwealth Mentoring Program - Provides mentoring through voluntary career guidance, networking and leadership development and the transfer of institutional knowledge.
- Emerging Leader Program - Tap into the talents of commonwealth employees who exhibit leadership potential.
- Leadership Development Institute - Professional developmental for employees who demonstrate leadership potential and the ability to succeed in positions of greater responsibility.
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving and even special employee-only discounts.
We understand that our most valuable asset is our employees.
Many agencies have programs to acknowledge outstanding work and achievement.
The Governor presents the annual state employee
Awards for Excellence to individuals and groups who demonstrate exemplary job performance or service.
Our commitment to public service and helping other goes well beyond the workplace. Every year, our employees donate millions of dollars to worthy causes in PA, the nation and the world.