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Virgin Islands Department of Education

Your Benefits
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Our Work Environment Is A Benefit To You

The Virgin Islands Government (GVI) offers a generous benefit package, including the following:

 
   
 
 

Vacation

Eligible new employees earn up to 13 days of vacation per year, with a maximum year-to-year carry over of 60 days. Eligibility to accrue vacation begins with the first work day.
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Sick Leave

Eligible employees accumulate up to 13 days of sick leave per year. Eligibility to accrue sick leave begins with the first work day, and there is no limitation on the amount of sick leave that may be accumulated.
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Retirement Plan

Eligible employees are required to join the Employee Retirement System. This is a defined-benefit retirement plan, with a required contribution of 9.5% of salary. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Group Life Insurance

At no cost, all employees are covered for Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Policy valued at $10,000. However, supplemental life insurance is available at a cost to eligible employees depending on the level of coverage options selected. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Health Benefit Plans

The GVI offers the following health benefit plans for eligible employees:
   •  Medical Plan (PPO)
   •  Vision Plan
   •  Dental Plan
   •  Prescription Drug Plan
These benefits are administered by the Division of Personnel’s Group Health Insurance Office, and contributions are payroll deducted.
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Holidays

The GVI observes 18 paid holidays per year. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Employee Assistance Program

The GVI also offers a voluntary assistance program which provides its employees and their family members with free professional and confidential assistance in overcoming personal and work related problems. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Loan Forgiveness

As a public service employee, you may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on your Federal Direct Loan Program loans. Federal Student Aid Public Service Loan Forgiveness ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Note: Specific benefits and their associated stipulations are subject to applicable collective bargaining agreements, and are subject to change.

 

 

 
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FAQ's

•  I have completed and submitted a VIDE application, can I submit a copy of that application?

•  I was previously convicted of a criminal offense. Can I still apply?

•  What assistance is available for persons with  disabilities?

•  I am a current VIDE employee. Do I still have to create an account and complete the entire application process?

•  I don’t have computer access, how can I apply? 

   

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St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

Curriculum Center:
340-775-2250
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM

          

St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

Curriculum Center:
340-778-1600
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM