Ohio Public Employee Retirement System
Employees contribute 10% of their wages through payroll deduction and BCRTA matches that with a 14% employer contribution.
Ohio Deferred Compensation
Ohio Deferred Compensation is a supplemental retirement plan for all Ohio public employees. This program is voluntary for employees and is used as a supplemental retirement option.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
BCRTA has a generous PTO policy that accrues based on hours worked during the pay period. The PTO rate is also based on service years in OPERS. If past employment through OPERS is present, the rate at which PTO is earned will increase. For example: An employee with no prior service credit that works 40 hours per week can earn almost 29 days of PTO.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
BCRTA offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to our employees and their immediate family members. EAP services are confidential and are provided at no additional cost to employees. The EAP offers the following services: support and counseling, financial and legal assistance, employee enrichment training, and career development.
BCRTA encourages all team members to enhance their education and development through in-house training and courses offered by outside educational institutions. BCRTA is a participant in the Miami University Work + Program that employs students working on a degree at one of Miami’s regional campuses. These students are eligible to receive a tuition reimbursement from BCRTA of up to $6,200 per calendar year as long as all requirements have been satisfied.
Paid Commercial Driver License (CDL) Training
BCRTA provides CDL training for both the pre-trip inspection and driving portions of the exam. A Class B CDL with passenger endorsement and air brake restriction removed is required in order to drive the larger class vehicles.
Sign-On Bonus & Employee Referral Program
Employees will receive a $250 sign-on bonus when they are released from the BCRTA training program. Employees in good standing are eligible to receive a 2nd $250 bonus plus 16 hours of PTO 90 days after being released from training.
BCRTA also has an employee referral program that gives the employee that refers someone a bonus of $250 and 16 hours of PTO if their referred candidate remains employed by BCRTA for 90 days after their release from training.
Reduced Hour Vehicle Operators
Applicants that want to work 28 hours or less per week can apply for a reduced hour vehicle operator position. These positions are scheduled according to the days that the applicant is available to work, but will be scheduled during the peak hours of BCRTA service.