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The city provides the following 10 paid holidays to all regular and introductory employees:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents' Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Thanksgiving Holiday (day after Thanksgiving)
- Christmas Day
The city provides twenty-four (24) hours of personal leave to full-time employees each January 1 following the completion of one year of continuous service and 2080 worked hours (excluding over-time). A pro-rated portion of personal leave is provided after the first six (6) months of continuous service and again at twelve (12) months continuous service.
Employees accrue annual leave after the successful completion of their Introductory Period. Accruals for Annual Leave for full-time regular employees are:
0-2 years of service 12 days
2-4 years of service 13 days
4 years of service 14 days
6 years of service 15 days
8 years of service 16 days
10 years of service 17 days
12 years of service 18 days
14 years of service 20 days
15 years of service 23 days
Part-time and full-time employees working less than forty hours per week shall accrue annual leave on a pro rated basis according to the number of hours worked.
All regular employees excluding elected officials accrue Sick Leave upon their date of hire. All regular Career Service employees accrue 104 hours of Sick Leave for each 2080 hours of work. There is no maximum on the amount of sick leave that can be accrued.
Employee Leave Sharing Program
The City offers an Employee Leave Sharing Program in order to assist with income protection for full-time and part-time regular employees when an employee must be absent from work due to catastrophic medical hardship to the employee, spouse or child(ren).
City employees may voluntarily donate Annual, Personal and Sick Leave hours to a qualified employee.
Any regular or introductory employee may be allowed, at the discretion of the Department Director, up to 5 working days or 40 hours paid time off in the case of a death involving an employee's immediate family or in the case of a natural disaster involving the employee.
Any regular or introductory employee who is summoned for jury duty or is subpoenaed in an official capacity during a regularly schedule work day will be given paid time off.
Any regular or introductory full-time employee who is a member of the National Guard or the Reserves will receive a maximum of 15 (eight-hour) paid days per calendar year.
BENEFIT PLANS AND PROGRAMS
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
The city offers four (4) medical plans; two (2) dental plans; and one (1) vision plan to regular employees (and their eligible dependents) to choose from. Medical, dental and vision coverage is effective the first day of the month following date of hire.
Life insurance is provided to regular employees in the event of death at no cost. In addition, regular employees are covered by the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, which provides for additional benefits in the event of accidental death or serious accidental injury. Eligibility for life insurance begins on the employee's date of hire.
Employees may elect additional life insurance coverage on themselves through the city's voluntary life insurance plan. Life insurance coverage is also available for dependents.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Regular employees may participate in the City's flexible spending accounts program. This program allows employees to increase their tax savings by making pre-tax deposits to a Health or Dependent Care Spending Account to pay for work-related dependent care expenses and certain unreimbursed health expenses.
All regular Career Service employees participate in the General Employees Retirement Plan ("GERP") which is a defined benefit pension plan. For 2013 participants will contribute 7% of their pre-tax earnings each pay period. The City of Aurora matches each employee's contributions. GERP credits interest on contributions while they remain with the Plan.
When employment with the City ends, participants may be eligible for a monthly retirement benefit, depending on their age and length of service. Alternatively, terminating participants may elect to receive a lump sum distribution of their contributions, interest and vested City contributions instead of a monthly benefit.
Long Term Disability
When a regular employee cannot work for a prolonged time because of serious injury or illness, you need help with more than your medical bills. Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) can replace a portion of your salary while you are unable to work. Full-time regular Career Service employees are eligible for LTD after completing 6 months of continuous service. After a period of 90 days, you may receive up to 60% of your current base pay.
Deferred Compensation (IRS Section 457)
At an employee's option, participation in a Deferred Compensation program through the City of Aurora is available. Deferred Compensation provides pre-tax savings to employees who participate through automatic payroll deduction. It is a program that assists you in saving additional monies for your retirement. There are many investment choices offered by each of our Deferred Compensation providers. Your pre-tax dollar investment(s) grow each payday while interest accumulates.
The Deferred Compensation program offers Auto Enrollment as well as Automatic Increase. If you are eligible for the Deferred Compensation program and have not taken specific action after your hire, an Automatic Deferral Percentage of 1% will be established to enroll you into the program. You have the right to opt out. Automatic Increase is a percentage amount that your contribution will increase per year until a Maximum Deferral of 5% is met. You have the right to opt out.