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.
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
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Holiday
Eligible employees earn 12 days (96 hours) per year to be used for medical emergency.
The City also makes payments on behalf of its employees for Social Security, Medicare, Workers’ Comp., special training, protective equipment and numerous other benefits.