Onslow County Government is a participant in the North Carolina Local Government Employees' Retirement System. Permanent employees working at least 1,000 hours per year are automatically enrolled in the system and must contribute 6% of their gross salary each pay period. Onslow County Government also contributes a percentage of the employee's salary into the retirement system on the employee's behalf (
however this money does not go into the employee's personal retirement fund).
If an employee dies in active service after one year of credit under the retirement system, their beneficiary is eligible to receive a one-time payment (based on the employee's salary and will be no less than $25,0000 and no more than $50,000) in addition to contributions the employee made into the Retirement System.