Wages and salaries must be competitive if the city is to attract high-quality applicants. Equally important, however, is a well-balanced employee benefit program which provides for health coverage, and includes a range of benefits that are often as important to prospective employees as their basic earnings.
Programs the city has in place include:
Defined-benefit pension benefit
Employee assistance program
Health coverage for employees
Long-term disability protection
Family / Dependents
Employees may also cover their family / dependents on the group health, dental, and life plan. Employees who choose dependent coverage will be responsible for the entire cost of the dependent / family premium.
All of these programs are structured and administered in a way that they comply with federal, state, and local laws and policies.