Full-Time Employee Benefits Summary


You receive 10 days per year, increasing to 12 days beginning the 3rd year and 15 days beginning the 6th year of service. Beginning with the 16th year of service, 1 additional day is granted per year (up to 5 additional vacation days) for a maximum of 20 days per year.

Sick Leave

Up to 12 days per year.

Wellness Leave

Employees are eligible to earn 4 1/2 hours of paid wellness leave for 10 consecutive weeks of perfect attendance without using any sick leave time.

9/80 Work Schedule

Full time employees work 80 hours in 9 days and receive every other Friday off. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Health Insurance

Medical, dental, and vision coverage is provided. The City currently pays the entire premium for the employee and 1/2 the dependent care premium. The City also provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all employees and immediate family members.

Life Insurance

The City pays the entire premium on a life insurance policy at twice the employee's annual salary up to a maximum of $350,000.

Long Term Disability

The City pays the entire premium on long term disability insurance at 66.6667% of monthly earnings to a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month, after inability to work due to injury or illness for more than 90 days.

Short Term Disability

All employees participate in the State Short Term Disability Insurance program. The annual premium is determined by the state and is based on an employee's gross annual pay. The premium is deducted from the employee's pay.

Employee Incentive Program

Employees are eligible to receive annual 1-time bonuses of up to 5% of their gross annual pay in recognition of exemplary performance in customer service, costs efficiencies and revenue enhancements. Annual funding of the program is subject to the approval of the City Council. Awards to individual employees are subject to the approval of the City Manager and Department Director.


The City participates in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CALPERS) using the 2.5% at 55 formula for full-time employees hired before September 21, 2012. Full-time employees hired after September 21, 2012 participate in the 2% at 60 formula. All employees pay the entire employee portion of the premium for their plan. Upon early separation prior to vesting, employees may cash out or roll over into an IRS-eligible investment vehicle, the employee's portion of their retirement contributions plus accrued interest.

Retirement Health Savings Program

The City maintains a mandatory Retirement Health Savings Program to provide a post-retirement health benefit to employees. In 2010, the City began contributing $50 per employee per pay period (annually adjusted by CPI) and the employee contributes 1% of their salary on a pre-tax basis to a retirement health savings account administered by a 3rd party provider. Participants can manage their contributions among various offered funds. The retirement health savings account balance may then be used for approved health-related expenses by the employee upon retirement or separation from the City.

Credit Union

Credit Union services are provided through the F&A Credit Union.

Social Security

The City does not participate in Social Security but federal law requires that a mandatory 1.45% Medicare contribution be deducted for each employee.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in the bulletin may be modified or revoked.