Vacation: Firefighters earn annual leave at the following rate: first year- 5 shifts; 1-18 years- 7 shifts; over 18 years- 9 shifts.
Holidays: Firefighters receive five paid holiday shifts per year.
Retirement: Each employee contributes 7% of his/her salary into the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Effective January 1, 2002, employees are vested after five years, at which time the City contributes to the fund at a 2:1 ratio. Employees may retire at any age with 20 years of service. An employee may retire after five years of service if they have reached 60 years of age. An employee who leaves the service of the city and ceases to be a member of TMRS is entitled to a refund of all accumulated contributions in his/her account or may leave them in the fund for up to five years.
Deferred Compensation: The City offers two voluntary 457 deferred compensation plans administered by I.C.M.A. and Nationwide Retirement Solutions.
Group Health & Life Insurance: The City offers excellent health plan options to eligible employees which include medical, dental and prescription coverage. The City also provides, and pays for, term life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment in the amount equal to twice annual salary for eligible employees. Employees may purchase supplemental employee and dependent life insurance at a reasonable cost. All benefits are effective on the first of the month following the first date of employment.
Sick Leave: All full-time regular employees accrue 1/2 shift (12 hours) per month, or 6 shifts (144 hours) annually.