Employee Benefits Information

  • Deferred Compensation: Several voluntary deferred compensation programs are provided for employees. These plans are IRS approved for public employees.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Confidential self referral program providing mental health services, counseling, testing, and substance abuse treatment. This program is offered at no cost to employees.
  • Funeral Leave: Associates who have a death of an immediate family member have three days leave (up to five days for out of town travel
  • Holidays: Full-time employees are entitled to fourteen paid holidays per year.
  • Insurance: Employees are responsible for paying $25 per pay period toward health, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. Dependent coverage is available at a fixed cost through payroll deductions. Insurance becomes effective the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment.
    • The City pays 100% of the premium cost for associate’s life insurance policy in the amount of $15,000.
    • The City also offers a variety of voluntary, supplemental life and accident insurance programs at group rates and provides the convenience of payroll deductions.
  • Pension Plan: The General Employees Pension Plan is a contributory pension plan with an employee required contribution of 6% pay. The City contributes 8% of pay. Full vesting after 10 years of service and a full retirement option is available after twenty years of service.
  • Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued each pay period. Accrued hours may be used after completing six months of employment.
  • Vacation Pay: Employees are entitled to paid vacation after completing six months of employment. Vacation is accrued based on length of service.