Employee Benefits

Included Benefits

Paid Leave

Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday provisions are determined through collective bargaining for affiliated employees. Currently, unaffiliated full-time general City employees receive 8 hours of sick leave per month and 12 holidays per year. Vacation days are earned at the rate of 8 hours per month with increases at regular intervals based on length of City service.

Group Insurance

Insurance coverage is determined by collective bargaining for affiliated employees. Currently, regular-status positions of 30 hours or more per week provide employee benefits including City-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents, plus life insurance and long-term disability insurance coverage for employees.

Privacy Notices

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City employees who work in a position that lasts five or more months of 70 hours or more per month of compensated employment in a 12-month period are mandatory members of the State of Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Police and Fire employees are members of the Law Enforcement Officers' and Firefighters' Retirement System (LEOFF). Employees and the City jointly contribute to the plans.  Several deferred compensation plans are also available.  For more information on the PERS and LEOFF retirement systems, visit the Department of Retirement Systems Website.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

For information on EAP please call 800-777-4114 or visit the website. Contact human resources for login and password.