City of The Colony Benefits

BENEFITS FOR ALL FULL-TIME/PART-TIME REGULAR EMPLOYEES INCLUDE:

TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM
All full-time employees are participants of TMRS; this is a mandatory program. ({Part-time employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week are participants of TMRS) The employee contribution rate is 7% per pay period; the City matches the contribution 2-1. There is a 5 year vesting period. Employees are eligible to retire at any age after 20 years of service or at age 60 with 5 years of service.

OPTIONAL RETIREMENT
The City offers employees the option of contributing to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and/or Roth IRA's through payroll deduction. The City does not match these contributions.

SOCIAL SECURITY/FICA
These deductions are matched by the City.

 MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION COVERAGE
All full-time employees have Medical, Dental, Vision, Life w/ AD&D, and LTD insurance coverage paid for by the City. (Part-time regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week qualify for this coverage)  Employees have the option of purchasing dependent coverage.

WELLNESS PROGRAM - COMMIT 2 B FIT
The Commit 2 B Fit wellness program is intended to assist employees in making voluntary behavior changes which reduce their health and injury risk, improve their health consumer skills and enhance their individual productivity and well-being.  Employees are incentivized financially for attaining certain health goals.

SECTION 125 IRS BENEFIT PLANS
Employees who have dependent health or any supplementary insurance premiums deducted from their payroll check are eligible to pay for their premiums, "pre-taxed". Pre-taxed flexible spending accounts are also available for health and dependent care.

VOLUNTARY/SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS
Employees have the option of purchasing supplemental benefits through AFLAC and Pre-Paid Legal.

VACATION
Full-time employees vacation accrues as follows:

0-5 years              10 days per year

5-10 years            15 days per year

10-20 years          20 days per year

20+years              25 days per year

Employees are eligible to take vacation after 6 months of employment.
*Part-time regular employees accrue vacation leave at ½ the accrual rate of a full-time employee.

 
SICK LEAVE
Sick leave accrues at 8 hours per month for full-time employees. (Fire accrues at 12 hours per month) Maximum accrual is 1,040 hours.
*Part-time regular employees accrue sick leave at ½ the accrual rate of a full-time employee.

SICK LEAVE POOL
The sick leave pool allows the employees to donate up to 24 hours of sick leave per year (Employees must have a minimum of 96 hours of sick leave accumulated before contributing). This pool was created to help employees during a catastrophic injury or illness.

HOLIDAYS
Full-time employees receive 14 paid holidays per year. This includes 1 personal floating holiday that may be taken at any time during the calendar year after 6 months of employment.   

New Year's Day Columbus Day
MLK Day Veteran's Day
President's Day Thanksgiving Day
Good Friday Day after Thanksgiving
Memorial Day Christmas Eve
Independence Day Christmas Day
Labor Day Floating Holiday

*Part-time regular employees accrue holiday leave at ½ the accrual rate of a full-time employee.

LONGEVITY
All full-time employees with more than one year of service are eligible to receive longevity pay at the rate of $10 per month for each month of service. This is paid once a year in November. Part-time regular employees become eligible to receive this benefit after 5 years of service.

 
CERTIFICATE PAY
Some employees may be eligible to receive Certificate Pay in increments of $50, $100 or $125 per month depending upon the type of certification. Certification that is required, per the job description, is not eligible for pay under this plan.

 
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
Regular full-time employees may be reimbursed up to $300 per semester for college courses.  The courses must relate to their job, must have a passing grade of at least a "C", and obtain Director approval. This benefit may be used after 6 months of employment.

 
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
Provided by the City to help employees and their family members manage life's challenges by identifying options and making informed choices regarding Counseling Services, Legal Services, Financial Services, and Work/Life Wellness Resources.

 
DIRECT DEPOSIT
All employees are required to participate in direct deposit.  Employees may elect to have their payroll check deposited into as many as five different accounts.

 
PARK PASSES
Full-time and regular part-time employees receive a free year round park pass that can be used at both Stewart Creek and Hidden Cove Park.