For faculty and staff

County Secretary Benefit Programs

***Note:  In order to have computer network access, county support staff must have a courtesy appointment with the University of Missouri.

Adobe Connect Recordings regarding Calendar Year 2016 subsidy:

July 9th meeting | slide show (PPT)
July 14th meeting | slide show (PPT)

The county secretary benefit program is the result of several year's effort by individuals, county councils, county commissions, the state extension council, the University of Missouri and the Missouri General Assembly. 

Health care and retirement benefits are available to to benefit eligible county secretaries. Benefit eligible county office secretaries are regularly scheduled to work at least ¾ time (.75 or greater FTE, which is 30 or more hours per week). Not all county extension councils participate in the health or retirement benefits.

For administration questions contact the county secretary benefits plan administrator, Tamra Robbins, at, 573-882-7755 (phone) or 573-882-2595 (fax).

County secretary benefits committee

The committee oversees the benefits program. If you have questions, comments or concerns about this benefits program, contact the committee.

Health plan description

To assist in the expenditure and to encourage county extension councils (councils) in offering health benefits, the University of Missouri Extension will provide an extension health subsidy (subsidy) to participating councils.

Retirement plan

The retirement plan has been designed to be a portion of an individual’s long-term financial plan and encourages secretaries to plan extended careers with extension.

Workers' compensation

County extension secretaries are covered under the University of Missouri Workers' Compensation program.

Policy and procedure

Extension health plan and retirement detailed policies.


Information on enrolling in the benefits programs.

Additional contacts