New Employee

Resources for the Whole Family

Welcome to the Harris County Team!

Welcome to Harris County! We are happy you joined the team. As a County employee you have a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance as well as life and long-term disability insurance. And that is just the beginning. Your financial benefits include automatic enrollment in our pension with the Texas County and District Retirement System (TCDRS) plus, you can save more by setting up a deferred compensation plan with one of our contracted vendors. AND, you have access to wellness programming and services available throughout the year.
Use these resources to understand your benefits and start the enrollment process. If you do nothing – meaning you do not select a medical plan, add dependents or purchase optional benefits - you will be defaulted to self-only coverage on the Base Medical Plan. Per Harris County policy, all full-time, regular position employees are required to enroll in our group health and related benefits. Information on voluntarily waiving your benefits can be found on the Resources page.

Get Ready to Enroll in Your Benefits!

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Commissioners Court voted and approved to amend the Personnel Regulations for new employees to be eligible for Benefits the first day of the pay period following 45 days of employment, effective April 1, 2022. That means that anyone hired on or after April 1, 2022 will be benefits eligible the first day of the pay period following 45 days of continuous employment.
Use the chart on the right to determine the deadline to enroll in your benefits and when your coverage (effective date) will begin based on when you are hired. Must enroll by 4:30pm on the enroll by date.
Make Your Benefit Selections & Submit

Employee Wellness

Take advantage of the many resources available to keep you and your family healthy as a new Harris County Employee

HRRM Career Training

Register for New Employee Orientation and other career development trainings

For help, contact 713-274-5419 or email

Coverage Highlights

View and compare our different medical plan options


Begin planning now for a great retirement using these resources provided to you.

Employee Resources

  • Scan or combine your documentation into one file for easy upload.
  • If you fail to upload the required documentation for your dependents prior to your deadline, you may only add them with a qualified life event or wait until open enrollment.
  • Documentation for your beneficiaries is not required. Only insured dependents require documentation.
  • Dependents must be added to medical, dental AND vision plans to receive coverage.
    • Dependent life insurance is only available to covered dependents on the plan.
  • After your deadline to enroll passes, you will not be able to make any plan changes until our next open enrollment period which is typically in January.

*Reminder* STARS Employee Self-Service will only open on Harris County Network

User ID = Employee ID
Contact your department HR representative for initial password information

Phone: 713-274-4444

Phone: 713.274.5500 

Complete Benefits Guide

The information you need is likely on this site, but you can always download
a PDF of the complete 2024 Benefits Guide to check for more details.