Ark-Tex Council of Governments accepts applications for employment only when there is an open job announcement for a vacant position.

ATCOG Pay and Benefits

Annual Salary

Based on ATCOG Integrated Annual Salary Schedule, which reflects salaries by grade level. See Salary Schedule.

Social Security Tax

7.65% paid by ATCOG.

Retirement Plan: Effective 1/1/2017

ATCOG staff contributes 4% of wages on a pre-tax basis into the Texas County & District Retirement System, and ATCOG matches the 4% contribution.

Section 125 Cafeteria Plan

ATCOG has a Section 125 Plan through which additional Insurance products are offered employees on a pre-tax basis.

Health Insurance Premiums for Employees

ATCOG pays 100% of each employee’s basic health insurance per month, with the option for employees to “buy up” to a plan with less deductible and/or out of pocket.

Dental Insurance Premiums for Employees

ATCOG pays 100% of each employee’s dental insurance per month. (Employees have option of paying for health and dental, or just health, or just dental, on family members.)

Life Insurance Premiums for Employees

ATCOG pays premiums for one (1) times annual salary of employees. (Employees have option of paying for additional life insurance for themselves and family members.)

Longevity Pay Bonus

ATCOG pays on December 31 each year after employee has worked 37 consecutive months a dollar amount times number of months worked. (The dollar amount is set each year by the Board of Directors, but for the past few years has been $3.00 for each month of service.)

Unemployment Insurance

ATCOG pays premiums for unemployment insurance.

Workers Compensation

ATCOG pays premiums for workers compensation benefits.


1-5 years – 10 days; 6-9 years – 12.5 days; 10+ years – 15 days.

Sick Leave

9 days per year.


12 days paid holidays per year; 2 paid personal days per year.