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Summary of Benefits - Miscellaneous and Public Works Employees
Retirement

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 optional benefits are inconsistent with the PERPRA, such as the 12-month final compensation period. Employer paid contribution rate is 17.005% of reportable compensation. Employee paid member contribution is 6.25% of reportable compensation.

Health Plan

City currently pays up to $1,226.63 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 $40,000 Accidental Death 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 1-3 years 88 hours
3-7 years 128 hours
7-12 years 168 hours
12+ years 208 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 60 hours of compensatory time.
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. 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 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   
TTD
   (925) 516-5409
Brentwood, CA 94513  
  (925) 516-5446