Insurance, Health, and Well-Being
- Insurance: All full-time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, long-term disability, accidental death & dismemberment and life insurance through Rincon's insurance programs.
- Retirement Benefit: Rincon offers a 401(k) Plan to all employees over the age of 21 years, who have worked 1,000 hours. The annual contribution limits are governed by the laws set by the Internal Revenue Service. You are always 100% vested in your salary deferral account.
- Section 125 Flexible Spending Account. The Company offers a 125 Flexible Spending Plan to all full time employees. This program allows employees to pay for insurance premiums, un-reimbursed medical and dental expenses and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
- Health Savings Account. Rincon offers a HSA program which is like a 401(k) plan for healthcare. It is a tax-advantaged personal savings or investment account that you can use to save and pay for qualified health expenses, now or in the future.
Salary, Bonus, and Recognition Programs
- Salary Reviews: Rincon management holds individual employee reviews once a year to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your work and to set future performance goals.
- Employee Bonus Program: Since its inception, Rincon Consultants has conducted a biannual bonus program that rewards staff for the company's performance.
- New Client Contract Awards: Employees are awarded bonuses when they identify a new market opportunity and secure or play a major role in securing the contract for new work, which results in a minimum of $5,000 in billings for Rincon. The bonus will increase in value as the value of the contract increases.
- Employee Recruitment Policy: Rincon recognizes the importance of employee recruitment referrals and will reward any employee who assists in ongoing employee candidate identification efforts.
- Rincon University. Rincon has developed an in-house peer training program known as Rincon University. This program involves a broad set of curriculum designed to assist each employee in expanding their professional expertise.
- Professional Development and Continuing Education. Rincon encourages continuing education and professional development training, and will reimburse up to $500 per year for these activities. The employee must be full-time and have been employed with the Company for at least six months.
- Brown Bag Lunches. Rincon assists with continuing education through holding internal Brown Bag Lunches; seminars covering environmental science and other consulting business topics, and held at the various offices. Brown Bag Lunches are taught by Rincon staff, as the firm recognizes that peer-to-peer education is an invaluable way to provide training. The program allows everyone a chance to showcase their expertise and help others understand their specific fields, as well as develop presentation skills. The company furnishes lunch for participants in the Brown Bag sessions.
- Professional Registrations: Rincon encourages staff to obtain professional registrations/credentials and will reimburse up to $200 per year for an approved registration. Such programs must be in current or developing areas of company business or must provide some other mutual benefit to both the employee and the company.
- Company Intranet: The Company launched RincoNet, an intranet information system that provides news about the firm, policies, procedures, and staff. RincoNet provides portals to technical information stored on the firm's well organized digital library archives.
- Annual Meeting. Rincon holds a companywide meeting once a year that serves a number of informational purposes. Partners and Principals review the history of the firm, confirm its mission and objectives, review accomplishments of the previous year and communicate the goals for year to come. Employees from each office travel to the Ventura headquarters for the meeting which has evolved over the years to include a "workshop lunch" where staff participate in a structured survey as that provides and opportunity to express ideas about practices, business opportunities, and professional development. The meeting includes presentations from employees dealing with their service line and projects they have recently undertaken.
Vacation and Leave Time
- Vacation: Standard vacation for full time employees is accrued at a rate of two weeks per year, with additional vacation time earned for years of service.
- Sick Leave: Full-time employees may be paid for up to 6 sick days (48 hours) per year of employment (2080 hours).
- Holidays: As a regular full-time employee, you receive the following paid holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Day, and one floating holiday.
- Leave of Absence: Employees may need to take a leave of absence from their employment. Leaves of absence will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Leaves of absence are unpaid.
- Paid Family Leave and Medical Leave: The Company will comply with laws providing leaves of absences, including the Family Care and Medical Leave Act and the Family Rights Act.
- Special Leave: Up to five days of paid time off per calendar year is given to employees to attend to personal matters. Personal matters are defined as funerals of immediate family, family emergencies, birth of a child, jury duty, or other pre-approved reasons at the discretion of your supervisor.
- Volunteer Leave. Up to one (1) day of special leave may be used for the purpose of volunteering labor in the benefit of a Chapter 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation or other environmental, educational or socially committed cause, as approved by the Board.