General Employee Benefits

Retirement Account
At no cost to the employee, the City contributes an amount equal to 8% of annual salary to an individual retirement account for each employee each month. Employees are 100% vested after 5 years of employment.

Vacation Accrual
Eligible employees earn 10 days paid vacation after 1 year of service.

Employees receive 11 paid holidays per year. These include the following:
  • New Year's Day
  • Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day
  • Strawberry Festival Parade Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Holiday
  • Christmas Day
Sick Leave
Eligible employees earn 12 days per year to be used for medical emergency.

Other Contributions
The City also makes payments on behalf of its employees for Social Security, Medicare, Workers’ Compensation, special training, protective equipment and numerous other benefits.

Parks/Public Works Employees
Employees receive 11 uniforms per year. Furnishing and cleaning is paid by the City. Safety shoes are provided when required.