§ 4300.44. Employe benefits.
(a) The Department will participate in the cost of employe benefits subject to subsections (b)(g).
(b) The benefits eligible for Departmental participation include the benefits provided under prevailing county practice. The combination and level of eligible benefits provided are at the discretion of the appropriate county authority.
(c) The percentage benefit rate to be applied in determining maximum compensation will be published annually by the Department. The actual percentage rate for a fiscal year shall be the budgeted percentage of benefits to salaries for the majority of Commonwealth employes.
(d) Consultants and personnel obtained through contracts are considered independent contractors engaged for specified services on a fee-for-service or contractual basis and are not eligible for employe benefits.
(e) The combination and level of eligible benefits provided to part-time employes are at the discretion of the appropriate county authority subject to subsections (b) and (c).
(f) The combination and level of eligible benefits provided to temporary employes are at the discretion of the appropriate county authority subject to subsections (b) and (c).
(g) With regard to leave and holidays, the county/joinder shall adhere to prevailing county practice. The Department will participate in these costs if the local authorities have a plan for the payment of these costs.
This section cited in 55 Pa. Code § 4300.41 (relating to applicability).
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