Human Resources

Human Resources is handled in the office of the Assistant County Administrator.

For any benefit, payroll, health insurance, retirement, etc. questions or concerns please feel free to contact: 

Judy Sheffield, Assistant County Administrator

P.O. Box 307

350 Washington Street

Boydton, VA 23917

434-738-6191 ext 4206

Mecklenburg County Benefits

We are pleased to offer to you a competitive benefit package for you and your family. We are proud of our

employees and our commitment to bring financial health and prosperity to the people of our community.

We are equally proud of our commitment to provide quality benefit options. The benefit package includes,

but is not limited to, a quality medical plan and group life insurance plan along with a retirement plan that

is an asset to you and your family. We pledge to review and update our benefits package as needed so that it

provides the services you need to enhance the quality of your life.

Thank you for your service!

VRS Retirement Benefits

Mecklenburg County participates in the Virginia Retirement System

(VRS) defined benefit plan.

The plan provides retirement benefits for full-time employees.

All full-time employees contribute 5% of their income on a pre-tax

basis to VRS.The county also contributes a percentage of all full-time

salaries to VRS. The percentage is determined biannually by VRS.

Participants of VRS are vested once 5 years of creditable service are

earned. Employees are in one of three categories: Plan 1, Plan 2 or

Hybrid Plan employees.

Plan 1 and Plan 2 are defined benefit (pension) plans.

Employee contributions go to the employee’s Member Contribution

Account with VRS, and are used to pay future retirement benefits to

the employee.

Hybrid Plan

Employees are employees hired after January 1, 2014. Public Safety

employees eligible for enhanced hazardous duty benefits are exempt

from the Hybrid Plan.

The Hybrid Plan is a combination of a defined benefit (pension) plan,

and a defined contribution (retirement savings) plan. Of the 5%

mandatory contribution, 1% goes to the defined contribution plan.

Employees can voluntarily elect to contribute up to an additional 4%

to the defined contribution plan and receive an employer match of up

to 2.5%.

Hazardous Duty Positions

Whether you are considered a Plan 1 or Plan 2 employee, VRS

participants that are in hazardous duty positions are eligible for full,

unreduced retirement at age 50 with at least 25 years of creditable

service or age 60 with at least five years of creditable service. Those age

50 with at least five years of creditable service are eligible for an early,

reduced retirement. Employees who have at least 20 years of hazardous

duty service at retirement may be eligible for a hazardous duty

supplement, payable from the time of retirement until their normal

social security age.

Voluntary Benefits

Employees can contribute to a pre-taxed 457

Retirement Plan

Aflac options are available

Leave Time

Full time employees will accrue vacation leave

based on their years of service beginning with

8 hours per month and increasing by 2 hours,

every 5 years.

Full time employees will accrue 8 hours of sick

leave per month.

Essential Employees will receive Holiday Time

for Observed Holidays.

Holidays Observed are as follows:

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day,

President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth,

Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day,

Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and


Health Benefits and Cost

2023-2024 Insurance rates