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Employee Benefits

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The City of Roswell offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package which enables it to recruit and retain high-quality employees across the organization. Many of the benefits offered are designed to improve the quality of life of the City's employees. Some of these benefits are traditional, but others are examples of the City's progressive work environment.

Benefits are available for full time employees. Most benefits begin the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment. Contributions to your retirement begin immediately.

Retirement: Defined Contribution (DC) Plan through ICMA. The City contributes 10% of an employee's base pay each pay period into a 401a account. There is a vesting schedule of 20% per year for the 401a plan. If an employee contributes, there is an additional one to one match from the city of up to 5%. The employee's pre-tax contribution goes into a 457b account.

Medical Insurance: The city is self-insured which results in lower premiums for employees. A large portion of the premiums are paid by the City and there are different tiers for employees to choose from. One plan is a High Deductible with an HSA and the other choice is a PPO with visit co-pays.

Wellness Program: The city has a comprehensive wellness program consisting of free classes, a gym, and an On-Site Health Clinic staffed by a Nurse Practitioner just for employees. Participation in the Wellness Program results in a $40 credit each pay period towards an employee's medical premiums.

Dental: MetLife - 2 plans offered (in-network plan and an out-of-network plan). Cost sharing between the City and employee. Free for employee only in-network plan.

Vision Insurance is through MetLife and the low premiums are paid by employee.

Basic Life / Voluntary Life: Basic Life is paid for by the City. Coverage is equal to 3 times salary for employee, $5,000 for spouse, and $2,500 for each child. Additional term life insurance is available, paid by the employee - rates are based on age and amount of coverage.

Short Term & Long Term Disability: Both are 100% paid by the City.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP): 6 free visits for employee and family members per calendar year.

Critical Illness and Accident: Additional coverage which may be elected and is 100% paid by the employee.

Legal and ID Shield: Legal and Identity protection which may be elected and is 100% paid by the employee.

Flexible Spending Accounts (Limited Medical and Dependent Care): Dependent Care FSA available with no waiting period; medical FSA eligibility at open enrollment following 12 months of employment.

Education Assistance / Tuition Reimbursement: Eligible after 1 year of full time service.

PAID TIME OFF (PTO): Accrual will begin from the initial date of full time employment.
  • 0 – 4 years accrues at 3.7 hours per pay period (96 hours per year)
  • 5 – 9 years accrues at 5.23 hours per pay period (136 hours per year)
  • 10 + years accrues at 6.77 hours per pay period (176 hours per year)

SICK LEAVE: Accrual will begin from the initial day of full time employment. 12 days are accrued each year (3.70 hours per pay period) up to a maximum of 140 days (1,120 hours).

COMP TIME: Non-exempt employees may elect to earn comp time in lieu of being paid overtime for hours worked over 40 in one work week. Balance may not exceed 80 hours at any given time.

FUNERAL: up to 3 days paid for regular full time employees.

JURY DUTY: Paid

HOLIDAYS: Eleven (11) paid holidays.
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans' Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Friday Following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Floating Birthday Holiday – To be taken in the employee's birthday month

    If holiday falls on Saturday, the holiday is celebrated on Friday
    If holiday falls on Sunday, the holiday is celebrated on Monday

"SOFT" BENEFITS: City of Roswell employees are eligible for discounts at local Roswell businesses. Businesses and discounts subject to change.