The Smyth County School Board's Human Resources Department website provides information for current and prospective Smyth County School Board employees.
If you have questions regarding employee benefits, please contact the Director of Human Resources, Dr. Cole Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-783-3791.
If interested in payroll deductions to assist with county taxes, please complete the preceding form and return to Payroll.
The forms and documents listed below are in PDF (Portable Document Format) file format. You need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. If these forms or documents fail to open when you left-click them and you know that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, you can still view the documents by right-clicking and selecting the option to save them on your local computer. After you have saved these documents, navigate to the saved location and double-click the files to view them.
All full-time employees, who are eligible for Health Insurance through Smyth County Public Schools, are authorized to make changes, add, or cancel Health Insurance through The Local Choice during the Open Enrollment period. Changes will be in effect beginning October 1, 2017. Once the Open Enrollment period is closed, changes to Health Insurance are only allowed if you have a Qualifying Mid-Year Event.
Pay Yourself First!
How much money do you need for retirement?
If you are looking for ways to create a retirement nest egg, consider investing in our 403(b) retirement program. A 403(b) plan is a tax-deferred retirement program that enables you to save for retirement on a pre-tax basis. Contributions are deducted directly from your paycheck, so you pay yourself first.
A current list of approved investment providers is available from the Payroll Office.
We encourage you to contact each vendor for information about their 403(b) products and services to decide which one is best suited for your needs.
For more information please click here.
The Smyth County School Board does not provide tax, legal or investment advice and recommends that you seek advice from professionals who specialize in these areas before making any investments.Return to Table of Contents.
The Smyth County School Board will continue the premium conversion Section 125/Cafeteria Plan for board employees. Participation is purely voluntary. The plan allows insurance premiums paid through payroll deductions to be an offset against taxable income, thereby reducing income and social security taxes and increasing take home pay.
This is not the medical care/dependent care reimbursement program.
Employees have an opportunity one time per year to enroll or continue participation, change the benefits sheltered, or withdraw from the plan. This employee benefit plan does not include nor is it related to tax-sheltered annuities.
Employees should understand that their election cannot be changed during the plan year unless there is a qualifying event such as certain changes in family status including marriage, divorce, death of a spouse or child, changes in employees or spouse's employment status, unpaid leave of absence, or a significant change in group health coverage.
The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) provides retirement benefits for public school employees and other public sector employees in Virginia. The Smyth County School Board pays both the employer and employee share of VRS contributions. VRS operates a website that provides information about VRS benefits. You an also obtain a variety of VRS forms online and create a password-protected account that enables you to track your VRS contributions and projected benefits. To see the most current VRS news click here.
Beginning this year (2010), the VRS will no longer print and ship paper versions of the Member Benefit Profiles (MBPs). Instead, employees are asked to go to the VRS website and create a myVRS account to view their MPBs electronically.
If you need to change your federal or state tax withholding status or number of exemptions, please complete a federal W4 form or a Virginia VA-4 form and send it to the Payroll Department. You can submit a W4 or VA-4 any time. It will go into effect on the next payroll, provided you submit it before the payroll change cutoff date for the month, which usually falls on the 15th.Return to Table of Contents.