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Employee Benefits 

The following benefit information is for Regular, Full Time employees. This summary is furnished as general information only and is not intended to be a full description of the benefits offered to Weld County Employees. For specific information contact Human Resources.

Medical/Dental/Vision Plans

Weld County offers two PPO Plans (Standard and HRA Plan) through Aetna. Employees who enroll in one of the health plans are automatically enrolled in a vision reimbursement plan and have three dental plans to choose from. Dependents may also be enrolled. Questions regarding eligibility and premiums should be directed to Human Resources.

Life Insurance

Weld County offers employees a Basic Term Life Insurance policy in the amount of 3 times their annual salary. Eligible employees must regularly work at least 20 hours per week. The plan is provided at no cost to the employee. Employees also have the option to enroll in supplemental term policies for themselves and their dependents. Rates for those supplemental plans are based on age.

Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

Weld County pays the premium for Short and Long Term Disability Insurance for any regular employee that works at least 20 hours per week. The policies provide a benefit of 60% of salary.

Paid Leave

Weld County offers paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Specific information regarding these benefits can be obtained from Human Resources.


All Full Time Regular employees at Weld County (except Health Department employees) participate in a mandatory defined benefit retirement plan. The employees contribute 9% of their base salary on a before tax basis to the fund. Weld County matches that amount starting with the employee’s first paycheck. Weld County employees also pay Social Security/Medicare (7.65%). In addition to the mandatory plan, employees have two optional deferred compensation plans to choose from. A 401K and a 457 Plan are administered by Principal Financial.

Employees at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment do not participate in the Weld County Retirement plan. Instead they contribute 8% to the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) and only contribute to Medicare (1.45%). Health Department employees also have the option to contribute to a PERA 401K plan.

Section 125 and Flexible Spending Accounts

The Section 125 program allows employees to pay the premiums for the county’s medical, dental and vision plans with pre-tax dollars. Flexible Spending Accounts are also available for unreimbursed medical expenses and day care expenses.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Weld County offers benefits through an EAP to all employees. The plan is administered through Aetna Resources for Living and provides confidential, short-term mental health, financial and legal counseling to employees and members of their household.

Voluntary Benefits

Employees at Weld County have the following Voluntary Benefit plans available to them through Aflac.

  • Accident Plan
  • Critical Illness Plan
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan

Credit Union

All Weld County employees are eligible to become members of the Credit Union of Colorado.

Auto/Home Insurance

Weld County employees can obtain Auto and Home Insurance through Kemper Select. Employees are given group rates and the option of payroll deduction for premiums.

Recreation Center Discounts

As part of the Weld County Wellness Program, employees are given discounts at the Greeley Recreation Center, the Family Fun Plex, and the Ft. Lupton Recreation Center

Tuition Assistance

Regular employees who work at least 20 hours per week may be eligible to receive tuition assistance for qualified college courses

For additional information contact Weld County Human Resources.


Human Resources

1150 "O" St
Greeley, Co 80632

Phone: (970) 336-7220
Phone: (970) 400-4234
Fax: (970) 400-4024

Mailing Address:
P.O Box 758
Greeley, CO 80632

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Human Resources Director
Patricia Russell

Benefits Manager
Staci Datteri-Frey

Sr Benefits Coordinator
Deedra Severin

Risk Manager/ADA Coordinator
Michelle Raimer

Employee Relations/Leave Specialist
Melissa Marquardt

HR Analyst
Adrian Martinez II

HR Analyst
Andrew Chadwick

Sr HR Generalist 
Bonnie Adams

Sr HR Generalist
Brandi Crawford

Recruiting Coordinator
Paula Stipetich-Thomas

Recruiting Assistant
Jordan Cole

Employee Health & Productivity Specialist
Kelly Leffler

County Wellness Coordinator 
Lauryn Near

HR Assistant II
Tina Morrison

HR Office Technician III/
HR Assistant

Lisa Lewis