Benefits at Des Moines Public Schools
DMPS provides employees with a rich and comprehensive benefits package. The DMPS Benefits Guide outlines the benefits available to employees and is broken into three main categories: your health, your wealth, and your life balance.
Beyond what is listed in this guide, you can take advantage of even more DMPS benefits that enhance your life like paid holidays, family and medical leave, and opportunities for continuing education/professional development.
Below are helpful links for employees as you navigate your benefits at DMPS.
Full-time employees and part-time bus drivers are eligible for medical coverage at no cost*.
Employee are covered by the following plans:
*Employees contribute $600.00 per year, except for AFSCME members who contribute $400.00 per year. Employees have the opportunity to earn $0-monthly premiums for medical insurance by participating in the Healthy U Wellness Program.
DMPS employees can save for retirement through:
- Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS)
- 403B Plans
- Des Moines Teacher Retirement System Plan (DMTRS)
DMPS employees receive additional benefits, including:
- Healthy U Wellness Program
- Magellan Health Employee Assistance Program
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance
- Family and Medical Leave
- Flex Spending Accounts
- Paid Holidays
- Continuing Education
- First Year Mentoring
- Professional Development