Safety Employee Benefits

Retirement Account
Defined Benefit Program provides a monthly income for life calculated by multiplying years of service times final average compensation times 3.75%. Participants contribute 10% of pay. Participants can retire after 20 years of service with 75% of average pay for life.

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 (96 hours) 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’ Comp., special training, protective equipment and numerous other benefits.

* 56-Hour Schedule Employees - 1 Sick Day = 11.2 Hours