Benefits for Employees

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This is a summary of benefits only. Policies pertaining to these benefits are on file in the Human Resources Department and are available for employees’ review at any time.

Regular full-time employees receive a variety of excellent benefits. Regular part-time employees, those who are regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week, receive benefits on a pro-rated basis.

Holidays

 Holiday  date
 New Year's Day January 1 
 Good Friday Friday before Easter 
 Memorial Day/Sept. 11 (observed) Public Safety Last Monday in May 
Independence Day  July 4 
 Labor Day First Monday in September 
 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November 
 Day after Thanksgiving Day Fourth Friday in November 
 Christmas Eve December 24 
 Christmas Day December 25 

Vacation

All regular full-time and regular part-time employees accrue vacation leave for each month of active service with the City. Accrual rate increases are based on length of service and number of hours worked per regular work week. Initial accruals are earned at the rate of 10 days per year for full-time employees. Firefighters working 24 hour shifts will accrue vacation leave at 5 shifts per year. Vacation accruals may be used after satisfactory completion of initial probationary period.

Sick Leave

All regular full-time and regular part-time employees accrue sick leave. Regular full-time employees accrue at the rate of 12 days per year. Regular part-time employees accrue sick leave in proportion to hours budgeted for their position. Firefighters accrue sick leave at the rate of 6 shifts per year. Maximum sick leave accrual is 90 days or 45 shifts for firefighters.

Longevity Pay

Full-time employees with two full years of service as of December 31 receive longevity pay of $5 for each completed month of service up to five years of service. After five years of service, longevity pay is $7.50 for each completed month of service.

Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

Regular full-time employee's tax-deferred contribution into the TMRS fund is 7% of gross wages. The City matches this contribution on a 2 to 1 ratio, vested after 5 years. Employees are eligible to retire with 20 years of service at any age or at age 60 with at least 5 years of service.

Medicare

All employees of the City of Colleyville are included in the Social Security and Medicare System. The City is required to deduct a percentage of gross income from each paycheck per IRS regulations.

Deferred Compensation Program

The City offers a voluntary Deferred Compensation Program. Deductions are made by payroll deduction to defer income and the payment of taxes on the deferred amount. The City makes deposits directly to the agency on the employee’s behalf.

Tuition Reimbursement

Regular full-time employees can be reimbursed tuition and fees for college classes. Contact Human Resources for more information.

Employee Special Recognition

As funds are available within authorized budget limits established by the City Council, the City will conduct an annual employee event in recognition of the special efforts and accomplishments of individuals, various teams, task forces, or work groups that operate for the benefit of the City.

Years of Service Recognition

All regular full time and part-time employees of the City of Colleyville are recognized for serving the City for five, ten, fifteen, etc. years of service in five year increments.

 

Health and Wellness Benefits

These benefits are effective on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment provided the employee enrolls. Contact Human Resources for additional information on any of the following programs:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

The City of Colleyville offers medical, dental, and vision insurance coverages to regular full-time employees. Medical insurance is offered to employees regularly scheduled to work over thirty (30) hours per week.
In addition, employee’s dependent coverages are available on an optional basis. Employee premium costs vary depending on the plan chosen and the employee’s election of dependent coverage.

Disability Benefit

The long-term disability plan provides financial protection for regular full-time employees by paying a portion of the employee’s income (up to 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum benefit of $5,000 per month) while the employee is disabled. There is no cost to the employee for this coverage. Disability claims must be approved by the insurance carrier before benefits will begin.

Life Insurance

The City of Colleyville provides group life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage to all regular full-time employees, which is payable to an employee's designated beneficiary. There is no cost to the employee for this coverage. Regular full-time employees may purchase additional life insurance or dependent life insurance coverage at various premiums depending upon the amount of coverage.

Flexible Spending Account Program

Regular full-time employees may participate in the Flexible Spending Plan, which corresponds to Section 125 of the IRS Code. The plan allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified healthcare and dependent care expenses. Contributions are deducted from the employee’s paycheck in equal amounts during the year and are not subject to federal income tax, FICA tax, and, in most cases state and local income taxes.

Supplemental Insurance

The City provides other elective benefits for regular full-time employees. Participation in elective benefits is strictly voluntary on the part of the employee. These supplemental policies are not paid by the City, but are offered to employees to supplement their current insurance coverage. The elective benefits may change from time to time. Employees have the option of purchasing supplemental life, critical illness, and short term disability insurance through existing payroll deduction accounts. Contact Human Resources for additional details.

Pricing Transparency Services

Employees and their dependents can call a toll free number to get pricing information, claims assistance and provider information for the medical, dental and vision plans. This lets employees better manage healthcare costs by allowing them to price procedures, cost of prescriptions, and providers in advance. There is no cost to the employee for this service.

Wellness Program

The LiveWell Colleyville wellness program offers all City of Colleyville employees and spouses an opportunity each year to improve or maintain their health. The City provides fun, robust programming options both onsite and online that are geared toward improving various areas of wellness including stress and time management, healthy cooking demos, onsite and online challenges, health coaching, webinars and boot camps.

Employee Assistance Program

The City of Colleyville provides an Employee Assistance Program at no cost to employees. The purpose of the program is to assure that employees and their families receive help to resolve personal problems in an effective and confidential manner.