Summary of City Benefits

Summary of Benefits.  The following is a summary of the major benefits provided to regular full-time employees. 

 

Benefits

When Eligible

Paid By

What is Provided

Health Insurance

First day of the month following thirty days employment/eligibility

City pays cost of individual coverage; employee pays cost of dependent coverage

Comprehensive package of health care benefits.  Prescription plan included.

Dental Insurance

First day of the month following thirty days employment/eligibility

City pays cost of individual coverage; employee pays cost of dependent coverage

$50.00 deductible, max $1,000 per calendar year. One free cleaning every six months.

Basic Life Insurance

First day of the month following thirty days employment/eligibility

City pays for individual coverage only

Face amount is $20,000.  Policy includes accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Optional Life Insurance

First day of the month following thirty days employment/eligibility

VOLUNTARY BENEFIT

Employee pays

Coverage varies, depending on option selected

Disability Income Plan

First day of the month following thirty days employment/eligibility

VOLUNTARY BENEFIT

Employee pays

Coverage varies, depending on option selected

Employees’ Retirement System

 

Immediately

 

City and Employee

State retirement benefits

6% of your salary

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Death Benefit – Retirement System

After one year as a contributing member

City

Benefit payment equals compensation earned in previous 12 months or last calendar year, max $50,000

NC401(k) or Deferred Compensation Plan

Immediately

VOLUNTARY BENEFIT

City and Employee

Choice of NC401(k) or 457 for voluntary contributions.  City will match up to 3% of employee contribution to NC401(k) or 457 (Deferred Comp)

Social Security

Immediately

City and Employee

Federal Social Security and Medicare

Worker’s Compensation

Immediately

City

Covered for injury/disability while on duty

Education –Tuition Assistance Program

After successful completion of probationary period

City

Tuition reimbursement (maximum $350.00) when funds are available – and upon passing grade for job-related courses

Vacation Leave **

Begin earning hours beginning first day of employment; may be used after 6 months of employment

City

Accrual rate is based on number of hours worked for the position and number of years of employment

Holidays

Immediately

City

11 paid holidays per year

 

Sick Leave **

Begin earning hours beginning first day of employment; may used after 30 days of employment

 

City

Accrual rate based on number of hours worked for the position

 

Family and Medical Leave **

 

After 12 month of employment; must have worked at least 1250 hrs during the preceding 12 month period

 

City and Employee

Up to 12 weeks of FMLA without pay for birth of child, placement of adopted child, to care for relative with serious health condition or for serious personal illness.  Must use accumulated sick/vacation leave before going on LWOP (Leave With Out Pay).

 

**  Appropriate advance notice and approval required

This is only a general guide to the City’s current employment policies and to some of the employee benefits and responsibilities.  It is informational only and is not intended to be and should not be construed as a contract.  From time to time, the City reviews its policies, procedures, and benefits and make revisions based on the need to and desirability of changes.  Thus, any policy, procedure, or benefit outlined may be modified, decreased, deleted , or increased at any time with or without advance notice.