Probationary period for all employees shall be a minimum of one (1) year.
Employees receive annual evaluations. Merit increases are based on job performance as represented by evaluation score. Merit increases and COLA are reviewed annually in budget and set by City Council.
Employees receive eleven (11) paid holidays per year:
- Christmas Day
- the day after Thanksgiving
- Floating Holiday (employee vote/council approval)
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Memorial Day
- New Year's Day
- Personal Holiday
- Thanksgiving Day
- Veteran's Day
Defined Benefit Retirement Plans for Police, Fire, and General Employees.
Employee Health & Wellness Center
A health and wellness center is provided for employees and their dependents who are covered under the City's health insurance policy. The center provides general medical care, prescription medications, lab work, x-ray's, wellness services, etc, at no out-of-pocket expense to eligible participants.
A $30,000.00 Life Insurance policy with an additional $30,000.00 Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy is provided for each employee, paid 100% by the City. Employees are allowed the option to purchase additional coverage for themselves and their spouses or children.
The City provides comprehensive group health insurance, including prescription coverage. The employee portion of the premium is paid 100% by the City. Coverage for dependent health is available at the employees expense.
Dental & Vision Insurance
Dental and vision insurance are available at the employees expense.
Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings
Deferred compensation retirement savings program available at the employee's option. Employee only contributions.
Employee Assistance Program
Full assistance program provided at no cost to the employee.
Section 125 Tax Shelter
Qualified insurance premium deductions are sheltered from Federal Income Taxes and FICA Taxes under the IRS Section 125 rule.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
FSA with debit card available for employee contributions.
Overtime compensation is made according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. General employees work 40 hours per week, law enforcement personnel work a 28-day/171 hour work cycle and fire fighter personnel work a 28-day/212 hour work cycle.
Membership in local credit unions is available.
Electronic Transfers (Direct Deposit)
Direct deposit (up to 6 accounts) is available for all full-time and regular part-time employees.
$2.00 per month of service - maximum of $400.00 annually.
Increased Entry Level Salary
Based upon experience, education or other qualifications required for the position, Department Heads may offer an increased starting pay with the approval of the Mayor or his designee.
Career Development/Educational/Incentive Programs
Employees are allowed to attend schools (career development, etc.) as approved by their department head. Police standard educational and incentive programs. Fire standard educational programs.
All fire fighters with paramedic certification receive a proficiency pay of $8000.00 a year.
The following police officers are eligible for $500.00 a year proficiency pay:
- Crime Prevention Officers
- Field Training Officers
- School Resource Officers
- Special Investigative Unit Officers
- Traffic Homicide Investigators
Plain Clothing Allowance (Police)
To be eligible for clothing allowance the employee must be permanently assigned to a position in which the wearing of plain clothing is required and authorized by the Chief of Police.
Other Programs and/or Compensation
- Fire Inspector Certification
- K-9 Unit
- Special Response Teams