Summary of Benefits

Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

This program begins upon employment. The employee contributes 7% of salary, tax-deferred and the City matches with a 2 to 1 ratio. Provides retirement benefits after 20 years regardless of age or age 60 with five-year vesting.

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Begins after three months' probation.

Life / AD&D

  • AD&D Benefit of $250,000
  • Line of Duty Benefit (police only) Maximum $50,000
  • Begins after six months (excludes firefighters)
  • Group Life
  • 3 times salary up to a $150,000 maximum

Voya (ReliaStar Life Insurance Company)

  • Phone: 800-955-7736

Employee Assistance Program

Long-term Disability Insurance

  • 60% of Salary - maximum benefit $6,000
  • Begins after six months of probation

Social Security

  • The city is not in Social Security. The employee pays the 1.45% Medicare portion only.

Deferred Compensation Plan

Employees may make voluntary tax-deferred contributions to either a fixed annuity or variable annuity (no City match).

  • First Financial, AUL, and Lincoln
    • Heather Pugh
    • 11811 N Freeway
      Suite 855
      Houston, Texas 77060
    • Phone: 281-272-7455
  • Nationwide
  • Roth 457 Account

Holidays

Ten paid holidays per year:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Vacations

Hired Prior to January 1, 2016:

  • 5 days after 1 year
  • 10 days - 2 through 7 years
  • 20 days - 8 through 17 years
  • 24 days - 18 + years

Hired on or after January 1, 2016:

  • 10 days - Up to completion of 1 year
  • 10 days - 1 through 7 years
  • 15 days - 8 through 17 years
  • 20 days - 18 through 24 years
  • 25 days - 25+ years

Full-time employees will earn and are eligible to begin using 5 days of vacation after successfully completing their six-month probationary period. On the employee's one-year anniversary date an additional 5 days will be granted and must be used before the end of the calendar year.

Vacation differs for firefighters and police.

Sick Leave

Accrue 1 day per month (12 days per year). Starting January 1, 2016, sick leave can be used for an illness or injury of a member of an employee's immediate family as well as the employee. Immediate family is defined as a current spouse, child, or parent that depends on you for care.

Differs for firefighters and police.

Education Pay

  • $150 per month for a Master's Degree
  • $100 per month for a Bachelor's Degree
  • $50 per month for an Associate's Degree

Applies to full-time employees only.

Bilingual Pay

After six months' probation and City of Texas City Tester certification - $75 per month