Benefits Overview

In addition to a competitive salary, the Mid-America Regional Council offers full-time employees a fringe benefits package that includes: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan 
  • Life insurance plans
  • Health reimbursement accounts
  • Medical and dependent care flex spending
  • Employee assistance programs, including mental health counseling
  • Short-term disability options
  • Wellness programs and incentives
  • Employer contributions to retirement accounts, including a pension plan
  • Educational assistance
  • Paid time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave.

The information below includes specific details about individual benefits.

Retirement Savings

Pension Plan

MARC begins setting aside a retirement fund in the employee's name after he or she has worked for MARC for 6 months. The amount is 7.25 percent of salary. Employee contributions are voluntary.

The employee gradually takes ownership of the money contributed by MARC and related investment income according to the following vesting schedule:

  • After 2 years of service 20%
  • After 3 years of service 40%
  • After 4 years of service 60%
  • After 5 years of service 80%
  • After 6 years of service 100%

The fund, or the percentage of it owned by the employee, belongs to him or her when MARC employment ends, at any age, for any reason.

401(k) Plan

Regular MARC employees are eligible to join the 401k plan at any time. You may contribute as much of your pay as you would like to your 401k account, from 0 to 100 percent, up to a maximum of $23,000 for 2024. Employees age 50 and older may contribute an additional $7,500 for 2024. For every dollar you contribute, MARC will match 50% of the gross pay you contribute to the plan up to a maximum of 2%.

Hybrid Remote Work Policy

Woman with a laptop working from home

MARC offers employees the flexibility to work remotely up to two days per work week. 

Our offices are located in beautiful downtown Kansas City. Electric vehicle charging stations and free parking are available. 

Paid Time Off

Vacation and Sick Leave

A full-time, regular employee earns vacation according to the following schedule:

  • 0 to 5 years of service 4 hours per pay period 
  • 5 to 10 years of service 5 hours per pay period 
  • 10 to 15 years of service 5.5 hours per pay period 
  • Over 15 years of service 6 hours per pay period 

There is no waiting period to use vacation leave. Employees may accrue vacation leave up to a maximum of 240 hours (30 days or six weeks).

A full-time, regular employee earns 3.69 hours per two-week pay period (12 days annually) of sick leave each year.


MARC observes eleven paid holidays each calendar year:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day