Texas Counties Deliver

Human Resources

    • Official Holidays

      Anderson County employees enjoy 15 holidays a year. These are:

      • New Year’s Day

      • M. L. King Day

      • Presidents Day

      • Good Friday

      • Memorial Day

      • Juneteenth

      • Independence Day

      • Labor Day

      • Columbus Day

      • Veterans Day

      • 2 days for Thanksgiving

      • 3 days for Christmas

      Each year Commissioner's Court sets the official holiday schedule.

    • Family and Medical Leave

      Provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons during a 12 month period.

      Civil Leave

      Provides that employees receive normal pay during period called for jury duty which includes both the jury selection process and, if selected, the time the employee actually spends serving on the jury.


      No more than 2 days (16 hours) for full-time, regular employees per year may be granted in the event of a death of an immediate family member.

      Military Leave

      Granted up to 15 calendar days a year.

      Sick Leave

      1 day earned per month. Allowed to accrue maximum of 60 days.

      Vacation Leave

      Years of Employment                                     Vacation Days
      Less than 2 years                                            80 hours/year (10 days = 6.65 hours/month)
      3 – 7 Years                                                       96 hours/year (12 days = 8 hours/month)
      8 – 12 Years                                                    120 hours/year (15 days = 10 hours/month) 

      13 – 16 Years                                                  136 hours/year (17 days = 11.3 hours/month)
      17 years or more                                           160 hours/years (20 days = 13.3 hours/month)

      Personal Leave

      After the completion of six months of service, all regular full-time employees accrue two personal days per year. Personal leave will be posted January 1 of each year and must be used by December 31 of that year. Personal leave days cannot be carried forward into another year.

    • Employees are eligible to retire after:

      • At age 60 with 8 years of service; or

      • At any age with 20 years of service; or

      • When Age + Your Years of Service = 75

      Anderson County participates in the Texas County and District Retirement System (TCDRS) and has belonged since January 1968.  This System was established by legislative act in 1967 under the State’s Constitution. Under the system, employees contribute an established percentage of their gross salary and the County funds the amount necessary to meet plan obligations and benefits. Interest is credited annually. For details, read the official TCDRS handbook. Some basic information about plan participation is:

      • All regular full-time and part-time employees of the County SHALL become a member of the Retirement System upon their effective date of employment.

      • Participants are vested after eight (8) years in the system.


      When a member is eligible for retirement, selection of any one of several optional plans for retirement must be made and an application for service retirement completed AT LEAST 45 DAYS BEFORE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RETIREMENT.

      • When the application is received, the various options for service retirement will be explained by the Payroll Section of the Auditor’s Office. There are also several disability retirement benefits available to eligible employees.

      • Should a participating employee leave the employment of the County prior to qualifying for retirement benefits, that employee shall have the right to apply for refund of their contributions to the system along with interest earned on such contributions. The employee shall not be entitled to the County’s portion contributed to the system on their behalf nor the interest thereon.

      A "retiree" is defined as: (1) a person retiring from active county service under the provisions of TCDRS, or (2) a person retiring from active county service who has qualified for retirement under the disability retirement provisions and who is actually receiving retirement benefits from TCDRS.  


      All employees who were hired prior to January 1, 2012, will have the option of retaining the County’s group health insurance coverage upon their retirement. If they are vested and eligible for retirement with the Texas County and District Retirement Systems (TCDRS) at the time they leave employment, they will be required to make the same employee contribution as is required of active employees with similar dependent elections.

      Employees who are vested in the Texas County Retirement System and who are hired after January 1, 2012, will have the option of retaining the County’s group health insurance coverage upon their retirement, provided that the retired employee pays one hundred percent (100%) of the required monthly premium for their coverage election.

      Upon the Retired Employee’s attainment of age sixty-five (65) years, all group health insurance coverage shall cease, provided however, that if the Retired employees spouse has not attained the age of sixty five (65) years and/or the Retired Employees children have not attained the age of twenty six (26) years, the spouse and children will be eligible for group health coverage until they reach the age of sixty five (65) and twenty six (26) years respectively. The County, annually, will stipulate the required contribution from the retired employee needed to extend the coverage of their eligible dependents after the retired employee has attained the age of sixty five (65).