Employee Benefits

Health Insurance


The City provides medical, dental and life insurance for employees with optional dependent coverage.

Sick Leave


All employees earn 15 sick leave days per year. Sick leave will not be available until after the first 90 days of employment.

Vacation


Non-Civil Service employees:

  • 1 - 5 years – 2 weeks*
  • 5+ years – 3 weeks
*Sworn police personnel will earn 3 weeks vacation following the first year of service.

Holidays


The City recognizes eleven (11) paid holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Floating Holiday

Retirement


The City is a member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System. The City matches an employee’s contribution of 7% at a rate of 2-1. The City’s plan also includes:

  • 5 year vesting
  • Retirement at any age with 20 years of service or 5 years of service at age 60
  • Occupational disability retirement for employees disabled on or off the job
  • Restricted prior service credit

Deferred Compensation


The City offers a deferred compensation plan to employees on a voluntary basis. The plan authorizes a portion of the salary to be withheld and invested for payment upon retirement or following leave of employment. Contributions are tax deferred until distribution.

Flexible Benefit Plan


Dependent health insurance premiums can be deducted from an employee’s pre-tax income. Employees may also participate in a flexible spending account by setting aside pre-tax income to pay for unreimbursed health expenses and dependent child care.

Credit Union
Membership through payroll deduction is available through Texas Health Resources Credit Union.

Benbrook Community Center/YMCA


City employees are eligible for reduced membership rates to join the YMCA. Enrollment fees are waived. Membership fees are made through payroll deductions.