Human Resources

Employee Benefit Summary

BenefitEligibilityBenefit Description
Holidays All Regular employees. 12 paid holidays
Vacation Full-time and Regular Part-time employees - eligible with pay after six months of continuous service.
Regular Part-time employees - pro rata basis.

Full-time employees accrue vacation as follows:
<60 mths. = 80 hrs./yr. (3.08 hrs./pay period)
60-119 mths. = 120 hr./yr. (4.62 hrs./pay period)
120-179 mths. = 160 hrs./yr. (6.16 hrs./pay period)
180 mths.+ = 200 hrs./yr. (7.70 hrs./pay period)


Accrued vacation may not be taken until the employee has successfully completed the initial probationary period (usually six months).

Personal Business Leave Full-time employees - no usage or payment prior to six months of service. Personal business leave = 24 hrs./yr. (.93 hrs./pay period).
Sick Leave Full-time and Regular Part-Time employees - not paid the first six months of employment.
Regular Part-time employees - pro-rata.
Full-time employees accrue 96 hrs. of sick leave per year (3.7 hrs./pay period).
Accrued sick leave may not be taken until the employee has successfully completed the initial probationary period (usually six months).
Health Insurance Full-time employees and Regular Part-time employees who work 30 or more hours per week - eligible on the first of the month following 30 days of employment. 2 health insurance plans. Cigna Vision Plan is included. Cost is shared with employees.
Health Savings Account Full time employees and Regular Part-time employee who work 30 or more hours per and who are enrolled in the Open Access Plan 2 Health Insurance - eligible on the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified health care expenses not covered by the health plan. City contributes annually to your health savings account - $600 individual or $1,200 family.
Dental Insurance Full-time employees and Regular Part-time employees who work 30 or more hours per week - eligible on the first date of the month following date of hire. 3 dental insurance plans. Cost is shared with employees.
Vision Insurance Full-time employees and Regular Part-time employees who work 30 or more hours per week - eligible on the first date of the month following 30 says of employment. 2 vision insurance plans. Employee pays premium for the voluntary vision plan.
Aflac Voluntary Insurance Full-time employees and Regular Part-time employees who work 30 or more hours per week - eligible for accident, cancer, critical illness, hospital and short term disability - eligible on the first date of the month following 30 days of employment. Employee pays premiums for these optional insurance plans.
Basic Life Insurance Full-time employees/Regular Part-time employees who work 20 or more hours per week - eligible on the date on which you complete a waiting period of 1 day of continuous service. City paid term life insurance - provided in the amount of the employee's annual salary.
Supplemental Life Insurance Full-time employees and Regular Part-time employees who work 30 or more hours per week - eligible on the date on which you complete a waiting period of 1 day of continuous service. Employee pays premium based upon supplemental life insurance amount requested. Employee has option to elect dependent coverage. Premium is 100% employee paid. If you enroll during the initial new hire enrollment period, the guaranteed issue amount is $200,000. Any amount over the guaranteed issue amount requires evidence of good health and is subject to a maximum benefit amount limit of the lesser of $450,000 or 6 x Basic Annual Earnings.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Full-time Employees and Regular Part-time employees who work 20 or more hours per week - eligible on the the date on which you complete a waiting period of 1 day of continuous service. City paid - equivalent to two times the employee's annual salary
Long Term Disability Full-time employees and Regular Part-time employees who work 30 or more hours per week - eligible the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Must be off 180 days before applicable. Long Term Disability Insurance Plan pays 60% of income after 180 days of disability, when employee is totally disabled and coordinates with "other income benefits". Provides for up to 24 months of disability. Employees may purchase additional coverage.
Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan Full-time and Regular Part-time employees who work 30 or more hours per week. Pre-tax earnings for health/dental insurance premiums, unreimbursed medical and dental expenses, and dependent care expenses.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Full-time employees. Confidential, short-term counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.
Longevity Pay Regular employees. Paid annually up to 30 years of service, or in accordance with Work Agreements.
Tuition Reimbursement Full-time employees - eligible after six months of continuous employment. Up to 50% of the tuition reimbursement for a maximum of six credit hours per semester or quarter.
Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Regular full-time and Regular Part-time employees. The employee defers a portion of his or her salary before or after taxes to this retirement savings. This plan does not affect social security benefits.
State Retirement Plan (LAGERS) Following six-months employment, employees become members of the State Retirement Program (LAGERS). Mandatory employee contribution is 4%, with the remainder paid by the City for this defined benefit plan. Must work 1,500 hours annually. Retirement age is 60 for general employees and 55 for Public Safety employees. Early retirement is available up to 5 years prior to retirement age. Fully vested following 5 years of service.
Credit Union Employees - eligible upon hire. Services include payroll deduction, checking and savings accounts, and favorable loan rates.
Bereavement Leave Regular full-time or part-time employees - eligible in the event of the death of an immediate family member. 3 to 5 working days.
Parking All employees. Free parking.
Social Security All employees. Contributions to Social Security are matched on the employee's behalf. Provides income at the time of disability, retirement, or the employee's death if eligibility requirements are met.
Direct Deposit All employees. All pay checks are directly deposited to financial institution of employee's choice.
Workers' Compensation All employees. The employee, in conjuction with current workers' compensation laws, may be granted up to 30 weeks (or 52 weeks for Public Safety personnel) of injury leave at 80% of the employee's base pay. In the event the injury requires time off beyond 30 or 52 weeks, the employee may receive pay at 66 2/3% of the employee's base pay. The City pays related medical expenses.
This is a summary of benefits not a statement of policy. This summary is not part of a contract and no applicant or employee has any contractual rights to the matters set forth. There may be changes to the benefits outlined in this summary or the legal document or Human Resources policies and procedures governing them that will affect present and future applicants and employees. Also, charges for benefits may be increased, decreased, initiated, or eliminated at any time. Contact Human Resources for additional information at 816-325-7390.