Government

Depending upon the terms of employment within the City, differing benefits will be available to the employee.  For example, an elected City Council member will have different benefits available to them than a teamsters union member.  Below are descriptions of the benefits.  (Click to view a  summary of benefits  for the different groups: City Council, General Hourly Employees, Non Represented Employees, Police (commissioned), Law Support (non-commissioned), SEIU & Teamsters Unions)

City Employee Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, accident, survivor and long-term disability insurance plans.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave, provided on an accrual basis.
  • Paid holidays
  • Five retirement savings programs available:
    • Mandatory participation in the State of Washington Department of Retirement System (PERS or LEOFF).
    • MEBT retirement savings plan with a city-matched contribution in lieu of Social Security participation.
    • Three optional 457 deferred compensation plans allowing tax-deferred savings into prominent mutual fund investment options.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Medical and transit flexible spending account programs.
  • Opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Smoke-free, drug-free workplace.
  • Ride Share Program.