Benefits

Vacation-Each employee (other than in the Fire Department) earns two weeks (10 days) vacation for years 1 through 10, three weeks (15 days) for years 11-20, and four weeks (20 days) for 21 years and over.

Sick Days-Each employee (other than in the Fire Department) earns 1 sick day per month. Any unused sick days at the end of the Fiscal Year (September 30) are moved to the employee’s sick bank. If an employee has not used any of the twelve sick days during a year, he can be paid $75.00 or be given three additional vacation days. 

Employees are not paid for unused sick time upon termination.

Sick Bank-Employees may accumulate up to 180 days in the sick bank for use during a long term illness or incapacity.

Uniform Allowance-The employees in the Police, Animal Control, and Fire departments receive $30.00 per month for uniform allowance. The plainclothes officers and the Police Chief receive $60.00 per month.

Longevity Pay-Each employee is paid $4.00 per month in longevity pay for each year the employee works for the City, not to exceed $100.00 per month.

Health & Life Insurance-The City provides health and life Insurance for all full time employees. Life amount is $10,000 per employee.

Retirement-The City contributes to the Texas Municipal Retirement System for each employee at a ratio of 2:1. The employee contributes 7% of salary. The City updates service credit on an annual basis.

Holidays-The City observes 15 paid holidays during the year as listed below:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day 
  • Texas Independence Day
  • Good Friday 
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  •  Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day