City employees observe the following holidays (11+):
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Harry Truman Day
Friday after Thanksgiving Day
+One floating holiday may be approved by City Council. If approved, it will be added on November 1 to each employees accrual bank.
When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed. A holiday is considered 8 hours for full-time employees not employed in the Police or Fire Departments and 4 hours for part-time with benefits employees. Fire and police personnel receive holiday pay (regardless of actually working that particular day) for authorized holidays and shall work on holidays if scheduled to do so.
Full-time employees receive vacation leave credited per pay period as follows, 88 hours per year for years 1-5; an additional 8 hours per year up to 15 years; and an additional 8 hours after 25 years of service. Members of the fire service assigned to fire suppression duty accrue: 145.5 hours during first five years of service; with additional hours earned every five years up to 242.50 hours after 24 years of service. Part-time employees accrue vacation at half the above amount. New employees may use accrued vacation after they have completed six months of continuous employment.
Accumulates at a rate of 10 hours per month with a maximum of 1392 hours. Part-time employees with benefits earn 5 hours per month. Members of fire service assigned to fire suppression earn 20 hours monthly with a maximum accumulation of 1872 hours. New employees may use sick leave as needed as it accrues.
Court leave: Employees with benefits subpoenaed as a witness in a civil or criminal case or selected to serve on a jury are granted paid leave; however, all payments provided by a court for jury service must be turned over to the employee’s department director.
Military leave: 15 calendar days per year for reserve training.
Maternity leave: Maternity shall be treated as any other non-duty temporary disability covered under the rules pertaining to sick leave and family and medical leave.
Family and medical leave (FMLA): Employees who have worked at least 1,250 hours in the twelve months prior to a family or medical leave request shall be granted up to 12 weeks of leave.
Funeral leave: Employees are granted up to three consecutive days per funeral for death in immediate family member.
Education leave: Employees may be granted an absence from duty on a non-pay status when recommended by their department director and approved by the city administrator.
Special assignment leave: When recommended by a department director and approved by the city administrator.
The City pays 100 % of the cost of basic life insurance for the employee in the amount of the employee's salary rounded to the next higher $1000. Supplemental life insurance is available in $25,000 increments up to a max of $400,000 at rates based on the employee's age. Dependent coverage is offered in the following amounts: Spouse, up to age 70, $10,000; Children 6 months to 26 years, $5,000. The cost is $1.90/mo. regardless of the number of dependents covered.
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Employees may choose from three plans offered by Anthem.
Traditional Plan: Employee’s monthly cost is: employee, $138: employee/spouse, $594; employee/children, $404; family $738.
Standard Plan: Employee’s monthly cost is: employee, $50; employee/spouse, $426; employee/children $256; family, $522.
Health Savings Account (HSA): Employee’s monthly cost is: employee, $50; employee/spouse, $310; employee/children, $162; family, $328. *Note: The city contributes $96 monthly into an HSA account through Central Bank for the employee.
Join the “Healthy Incentive” wellness program and save an additional $50 or $80 per month depending on the number of covered adults participating.
Principal Dental is the City's dental insurance provider. Dental is no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage monthly premiums are: Spouse only, $37.41; children, $41.47 family, $64.84.
The City has Principal as our vision insurance provider.
The monthly premiums are: employee, $6.09; employee/spouse, $12.18; employee/children, $12.30; family, $19.64.
Off-the-job accident insurance for benefited employees is through Sun Life Financial. The monthly premiums are: employee only, $11.17; employee & spouse, $16.65; employee & children, $18.54; family, $24.02.
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Critical Illness with Cancer Insurance
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For employees not electing City health insurance, the city contributes $616/mo. into a cafeteria plan. This money may be used to pay for dental premiums for dependents, vision, accident insurance, unreimbursed medical/dental expenses, dependent care expenses, or it may be deposited into an HSA (for those who have a HSA plan). For employees with health insurance or with benefit premiums totaling more than $616.00, the remainder is deducted from the employee’s paycheck.
Full-time employees who have completed three months employment are automatically covered by the City's long term disability program. This benefit is at no cost to the employee. This benefit pays up to 60% of the employee’s normal salary when he/she has been unable to work due to an illness or injury for more than three months.
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After six months of continuous employment, general, benefited employees who work 1500 hours or more per year are enrolled in the LAGERS (L-6) or (L-11 for Fire) retirement program. A summary of this benefit is mailed to employees by LAGERS after their six months anniversary. The City pays the entire contribution to the retirement system.
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Deferred Compensation Plan
Full-time employees may elect to participate in a deferred compensation plan through either Nationwide Retirement Solutions or MissionSquare. The City does not participate monetarily in these plans.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program or EAP, is designed to help employees and immediate family members deal with issues including personal, marital & family; health & well-being; family care; organization & productivity; legal & financial; caregiving; education planning; and career & work issues. This program allows 24/7/365 confidential counseling by calling Personal Assistance Services (PAS) at 800-356-0845 or by visiting their website at www.paseap.com.
When you, your spouse or child are facing a hospital stay, you can receive a benefit to help pay for unexpected expenses not covered by your health insurance like lost income, child care, deductibles and copays.
City employees who complete their introductory period, have approval, request a form before attending their first class, attend an accredited college or university, and participate in courses outside working hours, along with other criteria may qualify for tuition reimbursement.
City employees may earn points by living a healthy lifestyle and participating in healthy activities promoted by CHC Wellbeing. By earning points employees receive discounts on their health insurance premiums or other cafeteria plan benefits.