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.
1) 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.
2) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Alert: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from Wednesday, April 1, 2020 through Sunday, December 31, 2020.
- Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
3) 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.
4) Temporary Animal Care Technician
Currituck County Animal Shelter has a need for interested employees to help out as Temporary Animal Care Technicians. The need for these positions may potentially extend through the end of February, 2020.
The requirements are:
- Minimum age of 18
- Must not have animal allergies
- Enjoys animals
The available hours to work at the Currituck County Animal Shelter are Monday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm. The hourly rate is $13.5729.
Temporary & Part-time employees are encouraged to apply, especially those working little to no hours on a regularly scheduled basis. Employees working 30+ hours on a regular basis may apply and must meet the following criteria:
- Work in the temporary Animal Care Technician positions must be on an occasional or sporadic basis.
- Work cannot be performed every week or every other week in this temporary role nor can an employee work in this position during a week any form of accrued leave is used.
- An employee must be free to refuse to perform work in the temporary position and these duties cannot be performed during scheduled full-time work hours.
Hours for all employees working these jobs will be closely monitored by Human Resources so that overtime is not incurred.
If you are interested in these temporary positions please talk to your Department Head. After discussing this with your Department Head, and upon their approval, please send an email of your interest to Sarah Tyson.