Employee Benefits

View personnel policies and procedures.

Benefits for Full-time Personnel

Vacation Leave Accrual

Years of Employment
Hours of Vacation Per Year
1-5
80
6-10
96
10 plus
120

Employees are eligible after six months of employment.

Sick Leave Accrual

Employees earn 48 hours of sick leave per year. The leave is accrued at four hours per month. Employees are eligible after three months of employment.

Holiday Leave

The city has nine fixed holidays annually.

  • New Year's Day, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 3rd Monday in January
  • Memorial Day, Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, First Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving, Fourth Thursday in November
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve, December 24
  • Christmas Day, December 25

Medical Insurance

Employees may choose between an health maintenance organization (HMO) or preferred provider organization (PPO) plan, or may waive coverage. The city pays 85% of the premium for the employee at the HMO rate and 80% for employee dependent coverage.

Employees are eligible the beginning of the month following 30 days of employment.

Dental Insurance

A group policy is available at the employee’s expense.

Life Insurance

The city pays the premium for a $20,000 life insurance policy. It also, includes an additional $20,000 accidental death / dismemberment coverage. A small life insurance policy is provided for dependents.

City Pension Plan

The city pension plan is available to full-time employees. The city contributes the equivalent of 10% of an employee’s earnings per year after one year of employment. Employees are fully vested after five years.

Deferred Compensation

Deferred compensation is available at the employee’s expense.

Short Term / Long Term Disability Coverage

Short-term coverage is available at the employee’s expense. Long term disability coverage is provided by the city. Benefits begin after 180 days for up to 60% of employee’s regular salary.

Flex Spending Account

Medical and/or dependent care expenses can be paid with pre-tax dollars. The employee must enroll within 30 days of employment.

Automatic Deposit of Paycheck

Automatic paycheck deposit is mandatory for all employees. The payroll schedule is biweekly.