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Cynthia Burris
Employee Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Manager


  • Workers' Compensation
  • Loss Prevention Coordinator
  • Employee Safety Training
  • SafeSchools Supervisor
  • Employee Benefits
  • FMLA/LOA/VSL (Voluntary Shared Leave)
  • Disability
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • EAP Referrals

Rhonda Drought
Elementary, SNP, Kids Plus and Technology


  • Insurance-State/Supplemental
  • ACA Reporting
  • FMLA, LOA, VSL (voluntary shared leave), Military, Educational
  • Benefits-State/Supplemental
  • Benefits Orientations
  • Retirement
  • Disability-State STD/LTD
  • Retirement Banquet
  • EAP Referrals
  • K-12 Blood Borne Pathogens

Rachel Sivers
Secondary, Facilities, Transportation and ED Center


  • Insurance-State/Supplemental
  • FMLA, LOA, VSL (Voluntary Shared Leave), Military, Educational
  • Benefits -  State/Supplemental
  • Benefits Orientations              
  • Retirement
  • Disability - State STD/LTD
  • Retirement Banquet
  • EAP Referrals    



Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System Quick Reference Guide:
NC Retirement Webpage
ORBIT (Manage your retirement account online through ORBIT.)


Supplemental Retirement Income Plans (Optional) 

NC 401(k):The NC 401(k) plan is a defined contribution plan, which means you may contribute a certain amount to the Plan, plus you may choose how you want to invest your money based on your unique retirement goals and how many years you have until retirement. 

Tax Deferred Annuities:  403(b) and 457 plans are available through various brokers.

Health Insurance Plans

The State Health Plan, administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, offers two PPO (Perferred Provider Organization) Plans,
Base 70/30 Plan and Enhanced 80/20 Plan that you can tailor to your family’s health insurance needs. 

Supplemental Insurance Plans (Optional)

Ameritas Dental:   


Community Eye Care: 
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical Reimbursement and Dependent Daycare Accounts)  

Manhattan Cancer  
The Standard Accident 
The Standard Hospital Indemnity
The Standard Critical Illness 
AUL Short-Term Disability
AUL Long-Term Disability

Lincoln National Term Life  
Boston Mutual Whole Life  


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Cabarrus County Schools provides a valuable benefit to all employees and their immediate family members known as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  We have partnered with McLaughlin Young Employee Services, an independent provider of EAP services.

The EAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation.  The EAP has a network of counselors that are located near your home and/or work-site.  They can help you improve or resolve personal difficulties whether big or small, personal or work-related.



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