Employment benefits

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Group of people looking at the camera Insurance. The city provides all full-time employees with a major medical insurance plan, including medical, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance. Under all plans the city of Sedona pays a substantial amount of the premium for eligible dependants. The employee is covered for $50,000 life and accidental dismemberment insurance. Coverage begins on the first day of the month following the month in which employment begins.

Arizona State Retirement System. Employees who work more than 20 hours participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), except for sworn police officers who participate in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Participation is mandatory for eligible employees. Part-time and temporary employees who are not eligible for either ASRS, or PSPRS, will participate only in the Social Security System.

Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Enrollment in Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) is mandatory for certified police officers. In accordance with the Joinder Agreement of March 17, 1989 between PSPRS and the City of Sedona, the member contribution rate is set by statute, with the employer contribution rate set by actuarial valuation.

Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan. Two voluntary deferred compensation plans are offered to employees who wish to defer a portion of their income. The providers are ICMA and TIAA-CREF. Forms are available in the HR office and enrollment is open any time.

Reimbursement Accounts. Pre-taxed Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts are also offered. The City pays the administrative fees for this service.

Disability. Short and long term disability plans for qualified non-work related illness or accident are provided for each employee. Short-term disability is at no cost to the employee. Long term disability is paid by both the employee and the City of Sedona, 50/50. There is a six month waiting period for these benefits.

Employee Assistance Program. A confidential Employee Assistance Program is provided for employees and immediate family members and is paid for by the city.

Optional Life Insurance. Additional life insurance is offered at the employee's expense.

Optional Supplemental Insurance. Optional cancer I and II coverage, as well as accident insurance is available at the employee's expense through AFLAC.

Direct Deposit. Direct deposit of payroll is available for all full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees.

Holidays. The city recognizes the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. In addition, a floating holiday is allowed each year that can be used any day with approval of the department head.

Flexible leave. At the beginning of each fiscal year, July 1, all current employees will accrue a total of 96 hours flex leave time with 48 hours of flex leave available on July 1 and the remaining 48 hours available on January 1. Flex leave is pro-rated for new and part-time employees. Flex leave may be used for family/personal sick time, for an employee who is suffering from an illness or a disability which prevents him/her from performing his/her regular duties, or an illness or disability in an employee’s immediate family which requires the presence of the employee. Flex leave may also be used for personal leave by the employee. Employees may convert a portion of unused flexible leave to vacation time at the end of the fiscal year.

Vacation. Vacation time is accrued as follows: up to three years - 80 hours/year (3.08 hours/pay period); three to eight years - 120 hours/year (4.62 hours/pay period); eight to fifteen years - 160 hours/year (6.15 hours/pay period), and over 15 years - 200 hours/year (7.69 hours/pay period).