The City is a member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Your benefit factor is determined by the retirement formula, age, service credit and final compensation (the highest compensation earned during any three year period).
The City has a cafeteria health benefits program which provides either payment towards the premium for the employee and eligible dependents, or cash payment if you and your dependents already have health benefits. The cafeteria dollars currently cover 100% of the lowest cost of family health care plans (medical, dental, & vision). Exact benefit amounts vary by hire date.
Medical Insurance is provided to employees and eligible dependents through the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). There are three Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO’s) and three Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO’s) to choose from. Dental and Vision insurance options are also available.
Employees may participate in the City’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan sponsored by ICMA-RC. The plan enables regular employees to save salary and earn interest on a tax-deferred basis.
Life Insurance and AD&D Coverage
All regular employees working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week are eligible for annual Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage in the amount of one times their salary to a maximum specified of $500,000. Premiums for both basic life and AD&D are paid in full by the City with no cost to the employee. Supplemental life, spousal and dependent child options are also available.
All regular employees working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week are eligible for long-term disability coverage. Premiums for the plan are paid by the City with no cost to the employee.
Employee Assistance Program
The City provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all regular employees and their eligible dependents. The confidential EAP program can refer employees to professional counselors and services that can help resolve emotional health, family and work issues, or provide help with financial and legal questions.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
The City offers a flexible spending account option for Dependent Care and Health Care Expenses. With these plans, employees can choose to place a portion of their earnings into a personal reimbursement account on a pre-tax basis. Doing so lowers employees’ taxable income for the year and allows them to pay for their qualified dependent care and eligible health care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
The City offers twelve (12) paid holidays per year. One floating holiday is also available, to be used at the employee’s discretion.
The City initially offers two weeks of paid vacation per calendar year for all regular full time employees. After five years of continuous City service, paid vacation increases to three weeks per year. After ten years of continuous service with the City, one day (8 hours) of vacation shall be added for each year of continuous service to a maximum of four weeks.
Exempt City employees are eligible for ten days of administrative leave per calendar year.
Sick leave shall accrue for all regular full time employees at a rate of eight hours for each month of continuous service, or approximately two weeks per year.
Additional Employee Benefits
- Educational assistance covers 75% of costs per fiscal year up to the amounts below. Note for positions covered under the SEIU bargaining group, refer to SEIU MOU.
- $1,500 for an AA Degree
- $2,250 for a BA or BS Degree
- $3,000 for an MA/PHD Degree
- Flexible work schedules.
- AFLAC – Short-term Disability, Accident, and Cancer Indemnity Insurance available.
- WorkWell – A program that strives to create a productive and performance-driven workplace by helping employees reach their personal health and fitness goals.
- An on-site Mother’s Room located at City Hall for nursing moms.
The above mentioned benefits are available to regular City employees only. Benefits for part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees may differ.