The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in the Continental United States

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Employee Benefits Information

Benefits Package

 
General summary of the benefit package for regular full-time employees. Part-time employees are eligible for a reduced level of benefits, depending on the number of hours worked per week.**
 
HOLIDAYS
Full-time employees are entitled to fourteen paid holidays per year.

 
VACATION PAY
Employees are entitled to paid vacation after completing six months of employment. Vacation is accrued based on length of service.

 
SICK LEAVE
Sick leave is accrued each pay period. Accrued hours may be used after completing six months of employment.

 
INSURANCE
Employees are responsible for paying $25.00 per pay period toward health, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. Dependent coverage is available at a fixed cost through payroll deductions. Insurance becomes effective the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment.

 
The City pays 100% of the premium cost for associate's life insurance policy in the amount of $15,000.

The City also offers a variety of voluntary, supplemental life and accident insurance programs at group rates and provides the convenience of payroll deductions.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Confidential self referral program providing mental health services, counseling, testing, and substance abuse treatment. This program is offered at no cost to employees.

 
DEFERRED COMPENSATION
Several voluntary deferred compensation programs are provided for employees. These plans are IRS approved for public employees.

 
PENSION PLAN
The General Employees Pension Plan is a contributory pension plan with an employee required contribution of 6% pay. The City contributes 8% of pay. Full vesting after 10 years of service and a full retirement option is available after twenty years of service.

 
FUNERAL LEAVE
Associates who have a death of an immediate family member have three days leave (up to five days for out of town travel).

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