Working for The City of Puyallup

Tobacco Free Work Place


The City of Puyallup is a drug-free, tobacco-free work place.

Hours of Work


Trial Service Period


Regular-status employment is subject to successful completion of a trial service (probationary) period of six months or as specified in the collective bargaining agreement.  The trial service period is a time during which either party may terminate the employment relationship at will for any reason without recourse to grievance or other appeal procedures. The normal full-time workweek is 40 hours, Monday through Friday. However, some positions require weekend, shift, holiday or overtime work. Part-time positions are less than 40 hours per week.

Temporary & Non-Benefit Employment


Temporary positions entail work that is temporary in nature, such as a short-term project, a seasonal project, or to fill a specific vacancy, regardless of part-time or full-time status.  Non-benefit positions are part-time, for 19 or fewer hours per week year-round.  Temporary and non-benefit employees receive no leave benefits or group insurance benefits unless otherwise provided through collective bargaining agreements.  

Regular-Status Employment


Those positions that entail the ongoing work of the City are designated as regular-status by the City Council and may be full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (minimum of 20 hours or more per week, up to 39 hours).  Regular-status positions have a minimum threshold for eligibility of City group insurance benefits of 0.75 FTE, or 30 hours per week, unless otherwise provided for through collective bargaining agreements.  Regular-status positions have a minimum threshold for pro-rated eligibility of leave benefits (sick leave, vacation, and holidays) of 0.50 FTE, or 20 hours per week.

Union Affiliation


Union security provisions may require union membership dues or payment of equivalent service fees for those employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.