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Summary of Benefits - Professionals and Supervisor Employees

CalPERS 2.7% @ 55 Plan.  City pays employer contribution (16.607%).  Employee pays 6% of the 8% employee contribution on a pre-tax basis.

Employees hired on or after 10/1/10: – CalPERS 2% @ 60 Plan. City pays employer contribution (16.607%). Employee pays 7% 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% @ 62 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, or the current contribution rate of similarly situated employees (employees with the same benefit formula, i.e., 2% @ 60), whichever is greater. Optional benefits that are already in place under the City’s CalPERS contract and contract amendments will apply to new members unless those option benefits are inconsistent with the PEPRA, such as the 12-month final compensation period. Employer paid contribution rate is 17.005% of reportable compensation. Employee paid member contribution rate is 6.25% of reportable compensation.

Health Plan

City currently pays up to $1,226.63 monthly for premiums under the PERS 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. One and one-half times annual salary to $150,000 maximum. (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 128 hours
5-10 years 168 hours
10+ years 208 hours
Vacation Buyback May receive cash for up to 80 hours of accrued vacation in March and October of each year.
Personal Time Off 20 hours of PTO per fiscal year (not transferrable from one year to the next).
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 Fourteen per year. (12 set holidays, 2 floating)
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. A matching employer contribution up to $110 per month is available. 2% of base salary paid by employer also included. Employees may invest income on a pre-tax basis up to an annual maximum of $17,500, including the employer match.
Flexible Benefits Plan A voluntary plan that allows employees to set aside earnings to pay for certain eligible dependent care and health care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
Spanish Bilingual Pay $600 per fiscal year.
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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Brentwood, CA 94513
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   (925) 516-5191
150 City Park Way   
   (925) 516-5409
Brentwood, CA 94513  
  (925) 516-5446