The VSEA Difference For Vermont AOT Workers

Agency of Transportation Contract Comparison

Total Average Pay FY2013*



VSEA Difference

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Step Increases- Vermont AOT workers represented by VSEA are eligible for 14 step increases (3%) over a 25-year career. Historically, VSEA members have bargained a pay schedule that rewards employees for their dedication to public service. Contrast this with other state employees across Northern New England, who are eligible for just seven step increases over 12 years.

Paid Sick Leave- Vermont State Employees accrue 8-40% more paid sick leave than their counterparts in New Hampshire.

Paid Holidays- Vermont state employees have worked through their union to bargain and maintain more paid holidays than other state employees throughout New England.

Tuition Reimbursement- VSEA contracts provide for 80% tuition reimbursement for continuing education or to complete a degree that increases an employee’s ability to perform better in his or her current position or provides expertise for another position in state service. New Hampshire state employees are eligible for just 50% tuition reimbursement per one three-credit class per semester.

Life Insurance- VSEA contracts provide Vermont state employees with group life insurance coverage that is equivalent to twice their salary. New Hampshire state employees receive life insurance coverage totaling just $25,000.

Health Insurance Annual Deductibles- VSEA has negotiated relatively low health care deductibles of $300 for an individual or $600 for a family, New Hampshire state employees must pay a $500 deductible for an individual and $1,000 for a family.