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Summary of Benefits - Sworn Police Officers Association Employees
Retirement

CalPERS 3% @ 50 Plan.  City pays employer contribution (28.340%) and 3% of the 9% employee contribution. Employee pays 6% of the 9% employee contribution on a pre-tax basis. 

Employees hired on or after 9/1/12: CalPERS 3% @ 55 Plan. City pays employer contribution (28.340%). Employee pays 9% employee contribution on a pre-tax basis.

Employees hired on or after 1/1/13, who are "new members" as determined by CalPERS will receive the 2.7% @ 57 retirement formula based on a 36-month final compensation period, and will contribute at least 50% of the total normal cost rate for their retirement plan. Optional benefits that are already in place under the City’s CalPERS contract and contract amendments will apply to new members unless those optional benefits are inconsistent with the PEPRA, such as the 12-month final compensation period. Employer paid contribution rate is 11.50% of reportable compensation. Employee paid member contribution rate is 11.50% of reportable compensation.

Health Plan

City currently pays up to $1,491.41 monthly for premiums under the CalPERS Medical Program or $742.72 monthly cash in-lieu of health insurance with proof of other coverage.

Employees hired on or after 7/1/12: City pays up to the Kaiser employee only rate, which is currently $742.72, for premiums under the CalPERS Medical Program or $742.72 monthly cash in-lieu of health insurance with proof of other coverage.

Dental City pays premium for full family coverage.
Vision Care City pays premium for full family coverage.
Life Insurance & AD&D Ins. $20,000 Life Insurance and $100,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (Premium - 22.5 per $1,000 of insurance)
Disability Benefits Two-thirds of salary with a current maximum benefit of $10,000/month, after a 29-day waiting period. (Premium - .79 per $100 covered)
Vacation Leave 1-5 years 104 hours
5-12 years 144 hours
12-20 years 168 hours
Over 20 years 224 hours
Vacation Buyback May receive cash for up to 40 hours of accrued vacation in March of each year. After completing 3 years of employment, may also receive cash for up to 40 hours of accrued vacation in October of each year.
Compensatory Time May accrue up to 80 hours of Compensatory time.
Personal Time Off 20 hours annually of PTO effective annually, May through April.
Sick Leave Eight hours accrued per month.
Bereavement Leave Up to 3 days, except if household member or out of state up to 5 days. Outside the United States, up to 10 days.
Holidays Compensated for 13 per year.
Longevity Incentive Plan At 5, 10, 15 years, etc., employee receives a bonus week of vacation time, that year only.
Deferred Compensation The city administers deferred compensation plans through ICMA, VALIC, and CalPERS. Employees may voluntarily invest income on a pre-tax basis up to an annual maximum of $17,500.
Flexible Benefits Plan A voluntary plan that allows employees to set aside earnings to pay for certain eligible dependent care or health care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
Uniform Allowance $1,000 per fiscal year.
Spanish Bilingual Pay $600 per fiscal year.
Shift Differential Pay 3% of base salary for specific shift work.
Special Assignment Pay 5% for designation as Detective, Canine Unit, Traffic Safety, etc. 5% for Field Training Officer (One FTO will be compensated for each hour training a new officer for up to 26 weeks.)
Education Incentive Plan
AA/Intermediate 2.5% of base salary
BA/Advanced 5% of base salary
MA 7.5% of base salary
CalPERS Is not configured into base salary.
Medicare City pays 1.45% and Employee pays 1.45%.
FICA The City contracts with CalPERS for retirement benefits, therefore the City does not contribute FICA taxes.

 

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   (925) 516-5191
150 City Park Way   
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   (925) 516-5409
Brentwood, CA 94513  
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