As a part of your total compensation, TDS® provides a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. These benefits address both the immediate and long term needs you and your family may have. Here is a sample of what we have to offer our full-time employees.
We have several medical care options available to assist our employees and their families with the costs of medical insurance. The Company pays the majority of the premium for medical coverage and employees contribute the remainder through pre-tax payroll deductions. The plan(s) available to each employee depend upon where they are geographically located.
Dental coverage is available through Delta Dental Plan. Coverage includes preventive services and some orthodontic services for children.
Participants may choose Vision Service Plan for coverage of periodic exams, eyeglasses, or contact lenses.
TDS provides Basic Life Insurance coverage to all full-time employees, in an amount equal to the employee's annual salary. Employees can also elect to enroll in Dependent Life Insurance and Supplemental Life Insurance.
Paid Time Off
As a regular full-time employee, you will accrue vacation according to the following schedule:
|Years of |
|Annual Hours |
|Pay Period Hours |
|1-2 years ||2 weeks vacation ||80 ||3.08 |
|3-9 years ||3 weeks vacation ||120 ||4.62 |
|10+ years ||4 weeks vacation ||160 ||6.15 |
In addition, five personal days are given annually, prorated the first year dependent on date of hire.
In most instances sick time can be used during a personal medical disability or personal medical appointments. It can also be used when caring for an ill dependent child or parent.
The following are paid holidays observed by TDS: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
TDS encourages employees to lend their time and support to local volunteer programs. Eligible employees are paid up to four hours per quarter for Being Good Citizens. See how TDS employees are making a difference.
TDS matches 100% on the first 3% and 40% on the next 2% of employee's salary deferrals. Employees (age 21 or older) are eligible to enroll in this plan beginning on their hire date.
The Pension Plan is a defined contribution plan that provides retirement benefits to eligible employees of TDS and its Affiliates who have adopted the Plan. Each calendar year, your employer will contribute an amount to the Plan, provided you are a participant (age 21 or older) and have completed 1,000 hours of service during each 12 consecutive months of employment.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Take stock in your company! TDS provides you with a convenient and inexpensive way to purchase shares of Company stock through payroll deductions.
Flexible Spending Accounts
A tax-free account available for qualified dependent care and/or healthcare expenses.
Full-time employees with one year of service are eligible for 75% tuition reimbursement (within an annual limit) for continuing education in a work-related course or degree program, assuming a minimum grade level is achieved.
Telephone and Internet Concessions
There is discounted local telephone service for eligible employees who reside in our operating service territories. Our Internet services are also offered at discounted prices for employees.
TDS offers competitive benefits and paid time-off for eligible part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours a week.
Our staff is committed to our customers and offering friendly service with a personal touch. If you become an employee of TDS, you will find that our company strongly supports employee training and development programs.
Note: The benefits extended to any associate will be described at the time of any offer of employment. The actual terms of any benefit plans offered by TDS and its regular employment policies shall govern in any conflict with the descriptions on this Web site. TDS reserves the right, subject to applicable law, to change, reduce, or eliminate any benefit at any time.