Employee Resources

Currituck County takes getting important information to our employees very seriously. That is why the Employee section of our website was created.

Here you will find important information on your benefits, including your health insurance coverage, how to get assistance with an insurance problem, who is on your county wellness committee, etc.

Employee News
1)    Annual Health Open Enrollment

Cigna’s Open Enrollment, is the time of year when you can make changes to your plan options, add or delete dependents or terminate your coverage, will be held beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021 and ending Monday, May 31, 2021.

During this time period ALL County employees are required to complete their Open Enrollment on Employee Self Service. To get to the enrollment section, on the right side of the screen click on “Benefits”.

Several Open Enrollment meetings are scheduled if you would like more information. Registration is required.

There will be a recording available after the On-line Webinar.

2)    Health & Fitness Day
Date:  June 4, 2021
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Currituck Cooperative Extension
RSVP Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021
More Information:  Virtual Wellness Month

Health & Fitness Day will be held Friday, June 4, 2021 this year with a few changes to celebrate being back in the office.  To receive your prizes and box lunch you will be required to play BINGO. Yes, BINGO is back.

You will need to complete the Bingo Card to be eligible for this event and register by Friday, May 28, 2021. 

Those who cannot attend but still want to participate in Bingo can submit their bingo cards by Thursday, June 3, 2021. 

Event Details: 

  • To be eligible to participate in Health & Fitness Day you MUST complete Bingo (5 in a row, column, or diagonal).
  • Bring your completed bingo card with you on the day of the event to receive a participation gift, lunch, and a chance to win a $20, $50, or $100 amazon gift card.
  • Employees are approved for an ½ hour extended lunch to attend this Drive-Thru box lunch event.
  • Areas are available to park and eat at one of the many picnic tables and pavilions.
3)    Optima EAP – “Healthy Connection
Date:   May
Time:  Anytime
Location: Webinar
Company Username:  Currituck
Presenter:  Zoe Klein

Studies have shown that individuals who feel a sense of connection to others and to their communities are likely to live longer and enjoy happier, healthier lives than those who do not. Though we’re more “connected” than ever these days through technology, the amount of real, quality interactions is dwindling. We’re living farther apart from family and friends and spending more time in front of screens—even when we’re surrounded by others, we’re often in our own world.

This session will review some simple steps for enhancing a sense of connection, even for those of us with the busiest of schedules. We’ll learn how some very small, sustainable changes can make a huge impact on both physical and emotional well-being.

For access to additional information to help you live a more balanced life, check what is available on our Employee Assistance Program website.

4)    Local Governmental Employees’  Retirement Planning Webinar
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 
Time:  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Registration:  Online

The Department of State Treasurer is hosting a Total Retirement Planning Conference for Local Government Employees. The program is 90-minutes long and will highlight Retirement Readiness and explore the resources available to help you plan for retirement.

This interactive online web conference will provide you with the tools to successfully navigate the Road to Retirement Readiness, while also providing an orientation for new members, pre-retirement planning information for members closer to retirement, and educational information for personnel officers and others who handle retirement matters. Chat questions will be answered in the email used for registration, the day following the webinar.

5)    Local Governmental Employees’  Retirement Planning Webinar
Date: Monday, May 10 & 24, 2021, 
Time:  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Registration:  Online

The Department of State Treasurer is hosting a Total Retirement Planning Conference for Local Government Employees. The program is 90-minutes long and will highlight Retirement Readiness and explore the resources available to help you plan for retirement.

This interactive online web conference will provide you with the tools to successfully navigate the Road to Retirement Readiness, while also providing an orientation for new members, pre-retirement planning information for members closer to retirement, and educational information for personnel officers and others who handle retirement matters. Chat questions will be answered in the email used for registration, the day following the webinar.

6)    Local Governmental Employees’  Retirement Planning Webinar
Date: Thursday, May, 13 & 27, 2021, 
Time:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration:  Online

The Department of State Treasurer is hosting a Total Retirement Planning Conference for Local Government Employees. The program is 90-minutes long and will highlight Retirement Readiness and explore the resources available to help you plan for retirement.

This interactive online web conference will provide you with the tools to successfully navigate the Road to Retirement Readiness, while also providing an orientation for new members, pre-retirement planning information for members closer to retirement, and educational information for personnel officers and others who handle retirement matters. Chat questions will be answered in the email used for registration, the day following the webinar.

7)    Local Governmental Employees’  Retirement Planning Webinar
Date: Monday, May, 17 & 31, 2021, 
Time:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration:  Online

The Department of State Treasurer is hosting a Total Retirement Planning Conference for Local Government Employees. The program is 90-minutes long and will highlight Retirement Readiness and explore the resources available to help you plan for retirement.

This interactive online web conference will provide you with the tools to successfully navigate the Road to Retirement Readiness, while also providing an orientation for new members, pre-retirement planning information for members closer to retirement, and educational information for personnel officers and others who handle retirement matters. Chat questions will be answered in the email used for registration, the day following the webinar.

8)    Need tax help? Not a problem.

​Take advantage of member tax preparation assistance from Local Government Federal Credit Union.

Low-Cost Tax Preparation Service: Eligible members can have a basic income tax return prepared and filed in one of our branches for only $95. Branches will begin preparing 2020 tax returns on January 20, 2021.

Choose to have your return filed electronically* — if you’re expecting a tax refund, you may receive it faster!

Tax services offered by your local branch are available year-round. Visit lgfcu.org/taxprep for more information and a list of what to bring with you when you go to the branch. Certain tax returns may fall outside the scope of these programs.

Call 888-732-8562 for additional information.

LGFCU members receive special discounts on TurboTax® online tax preparation.

  • ​$10 off Deluxe Federal
  • $15 off Premier Federal
  • $20 off Self-Employed Federal

Electronic filing is easy and convenient, and you typically receive your refund in less than two weeks. You can even choose to have
your refund deposited directly into an LGFCU account!

Visit lgfcu.org/turbotax to learn more and to file your taxes today.

Tax Check List

9)   Road to Retirement Seminar
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time:  12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Registration:  Webinar (required)
Speaker: Mark McCluskey
Company:  Prudential Retirement
Flyer:  Meeting Information & Dates

Discover how the “Roadmap to Retirement Seminar” can help you achieve retirement readiness. If you’re considering retiring in the next 3 years, please join one of the meetings 3 meeting scheduled.

In just a small amount of time, you can learn about what simple steps you can take today to help give yourself a more secure financial future.

During this hour long meeting, our Retiree Advocate, Mark McCluskey, will guide the audience through mile marker considerations and important conversations we all should be having as we near retirement.

10)   Road to Retirement Seminar
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time:  4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Registration:  Webinar (required)
Speaker: Mark McCluskey
Company:  Prudential Retirement
Flyer:  Meeting Information & Dates

Discover how the “Roadmap to Retirement Seminar” can help you achieve retirement readiness. If you’re considering retiring in the next 3 years, please join one of the meetings 3 meeting scheduled.

In just a small amount of time, you can learn about what simple steps you can take today to help give yourself a more secure financial future.

During this hour long meeting, our Retiree Advocate, Mark McCluskey, will guide the audience through mile marker considerations and important conversations we all should be having as we near retirement.

11)    American Red Cross Annual July Blood Drive

Date:  Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time:  10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Place: Currituck County Governmental Complex Courtroom “C”
Cost:  Free
Contact: 800-Red-Blood or 800-733-2767
Register:  Visit redcrossblood.org
Enter: CCGOVT to schedule an appointment. (recommended)
Website:  redcrossblood.org

There is a critical need for blood and platelets. Your donation is essential to maintaining our community’s health. Make sure to schedule to give blood at our event.

American Red Cross ask that you donate blood – did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the United States need blood.

This event is open to employees and the public.

12)    Information Regarding COVID-19 & Employment

Currituck County Human Resources has compiled information to help you know what to do if you or an immediate family member need to take time off due to COVID-19.

13)    2020 Form W-4 &  Tax Changes

Ray Scerri, Director from the State of North Carolina, Office of the State Controller has sent a memo (PDF) to all employees concerning 2020 Form W-4. The memo states:

The 2020 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, is very different from previous versions. This is due to the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not requiring all employees to complete the revised form and has designed the withholding tables so that they will work with both the new and prior year forms. However, certain employees will be required to use the new form: those hired in 2020 and anyone who makes withholding changes during 2020.

Even though the IRS does not require all employees to complete the revised form and even if your tax situation has not changed, we recommend you perform a “paycheck checkup” to see if you need to make adjustments to your current withholding. To conduct the checkup, you can use the IRS’s Tax Withholding Estimator. To effectively use the estimator, it is helpful to have a copy of your most recent pay stub and tax return. It is likely that the estimator will be updated to account for the 2020 tax tables in early January. Please note: if you do not submit a new form, withholding will continue based on your previously submitted form.

Before completing the 2020 Form W-4, please read the instructions that are included with the form. You must complete Steps 1 and 5. Steps 2, 3, and 4 are optional, but completing them will help ensure that your federal income tax withholding will more accurately match your tax liability.

  • Step 1 is for your personal information;
  • Step 2 is for households with multiple jobs;
  • Step 3 is used to claim tax credits for dependents;
  • Step 4 is for other adjustments (additional income such as interest and dividends, itemized deductions that exceed the standard deduction, and extra tax you want withheld);
  • Step 5 is where you sign the form.

The IRS takes your privacy seriously and suggests that if you are worried about reporting income from multiple jobs in Step 2 or other income in Step 4(a), you check the box in Step 2(c) or enter an additional withholding amount in Step 4(c). To determine the additional withholding amount, you can use the withholding estimator.

The IRS has published Frequently Asked Questions that you may find helpful as you complete the form.