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Benefits Overview

The City not only offers exciting and challenging positions, but it also offers a comprehensive benefits program. This program includes the following: health, dental, life and disability insurance, savings and retirement plans, paid holidays and vacation, employee assistance programs, and flexible benefits plan.

Health

Health Insurance is available to all full-time employees with eligibility beginning on the first (1st) day of the month following date of employment.

BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) Core Plan [PDF]
Bi-Weekly Deduction

Employee Only$12.91
Employee & Spouse$154.98
Employee & Children$129.15
Family$284.13

Health Fair
Each February, the City holds a Health Fair for all employees, council members and retirees. Vendors are invited to attend and discuss various health issues with everyone. Participants include area hospitals, physical therapists, health food stores, physicians, dentists, eye doctors, etc., plus the City’s insurance providers.

Dental

Dental Insurance is available to all full-time employees with eligibility beginning on the first (1st) day of the month following date of employment.

METLIFE DENTAL INSURANCE
Bi-Weekly Deduction

 DHMOPPO
Employee Only$4.39$11.14
Employee & Spouse$8.34$22.48
Employee & Children$8.77$31.22
Family$13.60$42.46

Life and Disability Insurance

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
The City provides $10,000 of life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment coverage for all full-time employees.

Savings and Retirement Plans

Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
Participation in the system is mandatory for all regular full-time and regular part-time employees. Currently, each employee contributes at a rate of 6% of his/her gross wages. The City currently contributes to each employee’s account at a 2:1 ratio.

457(K) PLAN
Plans available through ICMA Retirement Corporation and Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employees may enroll at any time during thier employment.

Section 125/Flexible Benefits Plan
Allows you to contribute pre-tax salary into an account to be used as reimbursement for medical, dental, vision, and prescription co-payments not covered by your health or dental care plans. Dependent childcare is also available.

Paid Holidays and Vacations

Holidays
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Good Friday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Fort Bend County Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and two (2) Personal Holidays.

Sick Leave
Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month. Firefighters will accrue ½ shift per month. For the purpose of computing sick time credit during the first year of employment, credit is given for the first month provided the employment date is the 15th of the month or earlier.

Vacation
Accrued vacation may be taken following the six-month probation period.

Years of Completed ServiceDays Per YearShifts Per Year
0 to 5105
6 to 10126
11 to 15157
16 to 20188
21 & over209

Employee Assistance Programs

Available through United Behavioral Health, this program provides assistance for employees and their immediate family members in the event of an emotional, family, legal, medical, substance abuse and/or financial problem. The EAP is available at no cost to the employee.

Additional Employee Benefits

Longevity Pay
Begins after one year of service. $5.00 per month will be provided for each year of service rendered to the City. Longevity pay is an addition to your base salary and is paid annually, in December.

Credit Union
Effective immediately and available through the Brazos Valley Credit Union.

Employee Awards Luncheon
Each December, the City holds its annual employee awards luncheon. Lunch is provided and various awards are given out. These include safety awards, attendance awards, and service awards.