Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

The City provides medical, dental and life insurance for employees with optional dependent coverage.

Sick Leave

Non 24/48 shift employees earn 120 hours sick leave days per year. 24/48 shift employees earn 160 hours sick leave per year. Sick leave will not be available until after the first 90 days of employment.


Non-Civil Service employees (40 hour week): 
1 - 5 years – 80 hours per year *
5+ years - 120 hours per year

Non-Civil Service employees (24/48 shifts):
1 - 5 years - 120 hours per year
5+ years - 160 hours per year

*Sworn police personnel will earn 3 weeks vacation following the first year of service.


The City recognizes eleven (11) paid holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Floating Holiday


The City is a member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System. The City matches an employee’s contribution of 7% at a rate of 2-1. The City’s plan also includes:

  • 5 year vesting
  • Retirement at any age with 20 years of service or 5 years of service at age 60
  • Occupational disability retirement for employees disabled on or off the job
  • Restricted prior service credit

Deferred Compensation

The City offers a deferred compensation plan to employees on a voluntary basis. The plan authorizes a portion of the salary to be withheld and invested for payment upon retirement or following leave of employment. Contributions are tax deferred until distribution.

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.

Credit Union
Membership through payroll deduction is available through Texas Health Resources Credit Union.

Benbrook Community Center/YMCA

City employees are eligible for reduced membership rates to join the YMCA. Enrollment fees are waived. Membership fees are made through payroll deductions.