Employee Benefits

  1. Executive Management
  2. Fire Management
  3. Fire
  4. OMA
  5. Police Management
  6. Police
  7. Senior Management


Retirement Benefits.   Retirement benefits are provided by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), including the City's contribution toward the Fourth Level Survivor's Benefit.

An employee who is a "Classic" Member of CalPERS or a current member of another California public retirement system who is hired on or before January 1, 2013, will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2.7% at Age 55 benefit formula with one year final compensation. "Classic" CalPERS members contribute 8.0% of pension reportable salary on a pre-tax basis for this retirement benefit.

Effective January 1, 2013, newly hired non-safety employees who are new CalPERS members, as defined by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 ("PEPRA"), will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2% at Age 62 defined benefit plan with three year final compensation in accordance with PEPRA.  New members will be required to pay 6.75% of pension reportable salary as their full share of their member contribution.  

Social Security. Employees do not pay into Social Security.

Medicare. The City pays for the employee's portion of the required Medicare contribution, which is 1.45% of salary.

Cafeteria Benefits Plan. The City pays $2,115 per month which can be applied towards medical, dental, or vision insurances and/or taken as cash under certain criteria.

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance.  Choose from CalPERS PPO and HMO medical plans, Delta Dental HMO and PPO plans, and either VSP or EyeMed vision plans.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA).  The maximum pre-tax election per calendar year for medical is $2,700 and $5,000 per household for dependent care.   

Life Insurance. The City provides a term life insurance policy of $150,000.

Money Purchase Retirement Plan.  The City contributes an additional three percent (3%) on top of salary which can be taken as cash or placed into a 401A Money Purchase Retirement Plan.

Retirement Health Savings Plan. The cash value of certain leave balances will be contributed on a tax-deferred basis to be used for employee medical expenses upon retirement.

Vacation.  Executive Directors earn 144 hours of vacation during the first year of service, and an increasing accrual annually up to 264 hours per year after 30 years of service.

Holidays.  The City observes 9 ½ paid 9 hour fixed holidays and provides 22.5 hours of floating holiday annually.

Administrative Leave.  Executive Directors receive 80 hours of administrative leave annually.

Sick Leave.  Sick leave is accrued at a rate of 96 hours per year. Employees are eligible to convert unused sick leave to vacation on an annual basis. The City also contributes 50% of accumulated unused sick leave to the employee's RHSP for City employees who retire from the City.

Other Benefits.  Most employees work a "9/80" alternate work schedule with City Hall closures every other Friday.  Long Term Disability, an Employee Assistance Program, an Education Incentive Program, Educational Assistance (up to $1,500/fiscal year), Wellness Reimbursement (up to $850/fiscal year), Trip Reduction Program incentives, optional Deferred Compensation programs, and Credit Union membership are a few of the additional benefits provided and/or available to employees.