Employee Benefits

PAID LEAVE
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Holidays - 12 days per year
Vacation - 12 days per year during years 1 and 2
Sick Leave - 12 days per year, plus may be eligible for sick leave bonus
Prorated for regular part-time employees

MEDICAL
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The City provides medical, dental and vision coverage for regular, full and part time employees and their dependents. Employee co-pays are modest and depend on an employee's plan choice and number of dependents. The City has an active Wellness program and on-site workout facilities. The City offers two health plan options; a self-insured, City sponsored medical plan (RedMed) and a medical plan through Group Health Cooperative.

GROUP INSURANCE
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The City provides employees with Group Term Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance coverage.

SOCIAL SECURITY
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The City's Municipal Employees Benefit Trust (MEBT) is a Social Security replacement program that is very popular with employees. Employees contribute an amount to MEBT equal to what they would contribute to Social Security. The City matches 80% of the employees' contribution. Employees are fully vested in the plan after five (5) years of service.

RETIREMENT
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All regular, full and part time City employees are covered by Washington State retirement systems PERS or LEOFF plans.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION
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The City offers a 457 deferred compensation plan.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
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The City's Employee Education Assistance Program reimburses 100% of the cost of tuition up to an annual maximum per year for job related Associate, Bachelor and Master's degree programs.

HOURS OF WORK
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City offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Individual departments or divisions may establish flexible work schedules to meet seasonal workloads and user group needs. Police Department Patrol employees work a 10-hour shift schedule. Fire Department Suppression employees work a 24-hour shift schedule. Some positions may require weekend, holiday or overtime work.

SALARY INCREASES
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Normally new employees are paid up to the mid-point of the salary range, depending on qualifications and experience. Employees are eligible for salary increases at the end of their probationary periods and annually thereafter conditioned on acceptable performance. The City provides cost-of-living increases.

UNION AFFILIATION
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Many City positions require union membership.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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The City encourages and supports career development for its employees and, when possible, seeks to promote qualified employees.