As a part of your total compensation, TDS® provides a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. Many of the benefits offered begin day one of your employment and extend to both same-and opposite-sex spouses/domestic partners, as well as eligible children of domestic partners and your dependents. Here is a sample of what we have to offer our full-time employees.
Health and Well-Being
We offer competitive medical insurance benefits that are designed to be attractive, affordable, and provide protection to you and your family. The Company pays the majority of the premium for medical coverage and employees contribute the remainder through pre-tax payroll deductions. Additional premium discounts are available to employees who participate in certain wellness initiatives. The plan(s) available to each employee depend upon where they are geographically located.
Dental coverage is available through Delta Dental. Coverage includes preventive, restorative, and diagnostic care as well as orthodontic services for children.
Participants may choose Vision Service Plan for coverage of periodic exams, eyeglasses, or contact lenses, and discounted laser vision correction.
TDS provides Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance coverage in an amount equal to the employee's annual salary. Employees may also purchase additional coverage for self, spouse/domestic partner and/or other eligible dependent children.
In addition to sick days, TDS provides Short and Long-Term Disability coverage at no cost to the employee.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Tax-free accounts are available for qualified dependent care and/or healthcare expenses.
Paid Time Off
As a regular full-time employee, you will accrue vacation according to the following schedule:
|Completed Years of Service ||Annual Hours Accrual ||Hours Accrual per Pay Period |
|1-3 ||80 ||3.08 |
|4-10 ||120 ||4.62 |
|11+ ||160 ||6.15 |
Five personal days are granted annually. New employees receive personal days in accordance with the quarter in which their start date falls.
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.
Saving for Retirement
The TDS retirement plan assists employees in building a solid foundation for retirement.
The 401(k) plan provides a company match of 100% on the first 3% and 40% on the next 2% of employee's salary deferrals. The Plan allows employees to contribute on both a before-tax and Roth after-tax basis. Employees (age 21 or older) are eligible to enroll in this plan after 30 days of continuous service.
At TDS we strive to create an environment that promotes wellness. We are committed to offering a comprehensive wellness program for our employees that encourages them to lead more satisfying and productive lives by maintaining or improving health and well-being.
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 degree program, assuming a minimum grade level is achieved.
To help financially assist employees with the adoption process, TDS will reimburse up to $5,000 for qualified adoption-related expenses.
Work/Life Assistance Program
TDS offers a work/life assistance program that provides confidential support, resources and information for personal work-life issues at no charge to the employee or their dependents.
Telephone and Internet Concessions
Eligible employees who reside in our operating service territories will receive discounts on local telephone and Internet services.
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 an employment candidate will be described at the time of the 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.