Benefits Information

The following benefits are among those available to eligible positions (full-time and some part-time): 

Health Insurance - The City provides medical, dental, life insurance, and long-term disability for employees. Employees can opt for vision coverage and additional optional voluntary life for self and dependents.

Retirement - The City matches an employee's required contribution of 7% to the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a contribution of 14%. The retirement program contributions begin upon date of hire. Employees vest in the retirement system after five years of employment and are eligible for retirement after 20 years. City employees also participate in Social Security.

Vacation
Full-time employees are eligible to earn vacation leave beginning on the start date and may be used once completing 6 months of service. Employees are eligible to be paid out their earned, unused vacation leave upon exit after 1 year of service up to the cap.

FIRE (2912 Full-time)

City Years of Service

Vacation Hours Accrued Vacation Accrual Cap
(2x) & Max Hours Payout Upon Exit 
(after year 1)
Per Pay Period Per Year Equivalent
 0-9 6.92  180 360 
 10-19 9.23  240 480
 20+ 11.54  300 600


ALL OTHERS (2080 Full-time)

City Years of Service Vacation Hours Accrued Vacation Accrual Cap
(2x) & Max Hours Payout Upon Exit 
(after year 1)
 
Per Pay Period Per Year Equivalent 
 0-9 4.62 120 240
 10-19 6.15 160  320 
 20+ 7.69 200  400 


Sick
Full-time employees are eligible to earn sick leave beginning on the start date and may be used once completing 2 months of service. Sick accrual is unlimited, but can only be used for qualifying events. Employees are eligible to be paid out their earned, unused sick leave upon exit after 5 years of service up to the cap.

Employee Type Sick Hours Accrued Accrual Cap  Max Hours Payout Upon Exit Based on Length of Service
(after year 5)
Per Pay Period Per Year Equivalent 
Fire
(2912 Full-time)
6.00  156 Unlimited 5-9: 360
10-14: 720
15-19: 900
20+: 1,080
All Others
(2080 Full-time)
4.00  104 Unlimited​  5-9: 240
10-14: 480
15-19: 600
20+: 720


Longevity Pay
- Employees become eligible for longevity pay after five years of service. Sworn officers of the police and fire departments receive longevity pay as required by state law.

Holidays - Each eligible employee is paid for 10 holidays per year. Some part-time may be eligible based on length of service. Seasonal positions do not receive holiday benefits.

Wellness Day - Full-time employees that meet wellness program criteria receive a wellness day off with pay.

Deferred Compensation - The City offers a 457 Plan and a Roth IRA option. The City offers payroll deduction and the employee chooses the amount of investment and investment choices.

Employee Assistance Program - The City provides an employee assistance program through a third-party provider. Each employee has access to employee assistance for various confidential counseling services.

Flexible Benefit Plan - Dependent health insurance premiums can be deducted from an employee's pre-tax income. Employees may also participate in a flexible spending account by setting aside pre-tax income to pay for unreimbursed health expenses and dependent child care.

Disclaimer


This is provided as general information and does not replace any benefits or procedures as outlined in the City of Burleson Employee Handbook or in any other applicable administrative policies or procedures. These employee benefits are subject to change without notice by the employer.

Additional Information


Contact the Human Resources Department for additional information at 817-426-9642.