Employee Benefits

Paid Leave

Employees typically accrue 8 hours of vacation leave per month, 8 hours of sick leave per month, receive 12 paid holidays (10 holidays and 2 floating holidays), and a paid birthday per year. Vacation, sick leave, and holiday provisions are determined by collective bargaining for positions covered by bargaining unit agreements and established by City Policy for non-union employees.

Retirement

Depending on the position an employee may participate in a defined benefit retirement plan (pension plan) or  a defined contribution plan (401A).

Insurance Coverage

The city provides health and life insurance coverage to all of its full-time employees. The city pays for a portion of the insurance coverage selected for the employee. Dependent coverage may be purchased for the spouse and/or dependent children. Any additional subsidies in health coverage may be determined by collective bargaining agreements. Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance is provided for each full-time employee with coverage valued at the employee's annual rate of pay. Other supplementary insurance policies for dental, vision, cancer, and long-term care are offered at a low-cost to the employee.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Two types of flexible spending accounts are available to employees providing a method to use pre-tax earnings to pay for health and child care expenditures.

(1) Health Care Account

Allows you to pay for health care expenses for yourself and your family which are not covered by health insurance including dental, vision, orthodontia, etc. (and even those deductibles or "co-pays" which are the patient's responsibility) with pre-tax earnings.

(2) Child Care Account

Allows you to pay for child day care or dependent care expenses up to $5,000 per year tax-free.

Tuition Reimbursement

Employees attending accredited colleges or universities may be eligible for tuition reimbursement. Reimbursement limits may be determined by collective bargaining agreements.

Collective Bargaining Units

Police Officers, Sergeants, and Police Communications Officers are represented by the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO (IUPA), Local #6005.

General Employees are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local #3293.

Not all full-time positions are covered by collective bargaining agreements.