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Benefits
Retirement 
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System 
  • Employee contribution rate: 7% of salary 
  • City matches employee's contributions at a 2:1 ratio 
  • Employees are fully vested after five years of employment 
  • Employees are eligible to retire at any age with 20 years of credited service 
  • Deferred compensation programs are available if employees choose to participate

Health Insurance
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Texas 
  • Effective the first of the month following 2 full months of employment 
  • City pays employee's health coverage and 1/2 of dependent coverage 
  • Optional dependent coverage is available to employees for $166.43 per pay period ($332.86/month) 
  • Physician within the PPO network, office visits will cost $30 
  • $1500 in-network deductible ($1500 out-of-network deductible) 
  • After deductible, insurance pays 75% of reasonable and customary charges

  Prescription benefit

  • Generic $20 
  • Preferred Name Brand $40 
  • Non-Preferred Brand Name $60

Life Insurance
  • City carries $15,000 life insurance on employee 
  • Voluntary life available on Employee guaranteed to $100,000 and Spouse guaranteed to $20,000 
  • Dependent life for child ages 6 months to 18 years (23 yrs if full time student) $1.00/month for $5,000 or $2.00/month for $10,000

Dental Insurance 
  • Cigna 
  • Effective the first of the month following 2 full months of employment 
  • City pays employee's dental coverage 
  • Optional dependent dental is available to employees for $32.19 pay period ($64.37/month) 
  • Dentist of your choice 
  • (2) cleanings/x-rays per year paid at 100% under preventive with no deductible 
  • $50 annual deductible 
  • After deductible, insurance pays 80% of most charges (50% crowns & dentures) 
  • Orthodontics benefit $1,000 lifetime/per person

Longevity pay 
  • All Full-time employees receive $48.00 per year longevity pay. Longevity pay shall commence upon completion of one (1) year of service to the City not to exceed twenty-five (25) years.

Holidays
Ten paid holidays per year as follows: 
  • New Years Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King Day (Third Monday in January) 
  • Good Friday 
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September) 
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November) 
  • Friday after Thanksgiving 
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Holidays for firefighters that work twenty-four (24) hours shifts are included in vacation time.

Vacation

  • 10 days after one year of employment
  • 12 days after six years of employment
  • 15 days after eleven years of employment
  • 20 days after twenty-one years of employment
  • Employees may carry forward up to 40 hours of vacation on their anniversary date each year (any amount over 40 hours is forfeited)

    Fire Department personnel working a 24-hour shift:

  • 240 hours/10 shifts after one year of employment
  • 264 hours/11 shifts after six years of employment
  • 300 hours/12.5 shifts after eleven years of employment
  • 360 hours/15 shifts after twenty-one years of employment
  • Fire personnel may carry forward up to 60 hours of vacation on their anniversary date each year (any amount over 60 hours is forfeited)

Sick Leave

  • Shall not be granted to an employee during the first two (2) months of employment
  • Employees earn 12 days per year 
  • If unused, sick leave may carry forward each year on the employee's anniversary date up to a maximum of 90 days
  • Sick leave is for employee's personal illness Fire Department personnel accrue sick leave on a basis of 144 hours for each full year of employment
  • If unused, sick leave may carry forward each year on the employee's anniversary date up to a maximum of 1,080 hours/45 shifts

Emergency Leave
  • Shall not be granted to an employee during the first two (2) months of employment
  • Six (6) days per year (does not carry forward if unused)
  • Fire department personnel on a 24 hour shift receive 72 hours per year (does not carry forward if unused)
  • For family illness and/or death in family

Contact Us

Darleen Denman
Human Resources Specialist
Email

City Hall
501 N Madison
Mount Pleasant, TX  75455

Phone
Phone:  903-575-4000
FAX:  903-577-1828

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Excluding City Holidays