Employee Benefits


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Core Benefits

- CalPERS Retirement - Medical - Dental - Vision
- Flexible Spending Account - 457 Deferred Compensation - Short Term Disability - Long Term Disability
- Employee Assistance Program

- Life Insurance

- Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Time Off Benefits

- Vacation - Sick Leave - Paid Holidays - Military Leave
- Bereavement Leave - Jury Duty Leave - Personal Time Off * - Maternity/Paternity Leave
- Management/Administrative Leave *  

*Eligibility depends upon bargaining unit and position

General Summary of Employee Benefits By Union

Important Note:

After medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account elections are made, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations generally permit changing those elections only during the next open enrollment. However, if you experience a “qualifying event” during the year you may change certain benefit plan elections mid-year. The Human Resources & Risk Management Office must be notified of a qualifying event within 30 days of the event in order to makes changes to your elections. No exceptions to the 30 day notification deadline are permitted. A qualifying event allows you to add or remove yourself or dependents from the City’s health plans, but does not allow you to change the plan you are enrolled in. Changes to the plan you are enrolled in may only be made during the City’s Open Enrollment Period (October of each year). At the time the change is requested you may be required to submit proof of the qualifying event or evidence of other coverage.