- Human Resources
- Employment Benefits
The following benefit premiums – Health, Vision, and Dental – are deducted on a pre-tax basis per Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code. The benefit premiums for Optional Group Life Insurance and Group Short-Term Disability insurance are deducted on a post-tax basis.
All full-time regular employees are eligible to be enrolled in one of the City’s PPO Health Plans.
The Healthcare coverage an employee selects is effective on the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of employment. The elections must be made within the first 30 days of employment.
Employees and their dependents, over age 8 that are covered on the City’s health insurance plan, are eligible to use the Health and Wellness Center at no cost for doctor’s visits, labs, x-rays, and generic brand prescriptions.
The City sponsors a Group Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy for full-time regular employees in the amount of one time the annual salary rounded to the next $1,000. Employees have the option to purchase additional voluntary and dependent life insurance(s) at group rates. The coverage is effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
The City provides all full-time regular employees with Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD). The coverage is effective on the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of employment.
All full-time employees may voluntarily participate in the City’s PPO Dental Plan. If elected, the coverage is effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
All full-time employees may voluntarily participate in the Vision Plan. If elected, the coverage is effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
All full-time employees may voluntarily participate in Short-Term Disability Insurance. If elected, the coverage is effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
The City offers accident, hospitalization, cancer, and critical care plans to all full-time employees.
The purpose of SEED is to:
- Foster fellowship, fun, and camaraderie among City employees by organizing events such as luncheons, and picnics involving recreational activities.
- Support City sponsored charitable activities, various fundraising events, and the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon.
This program provides confidential, professional assistance to employees and all members of their households to help resolve problems that may affect their personal life situations or job performance. There is no cost to the employee for this service.
A voluntary 457 deferred compensation plan is available for all full-time employees. A voluntary Roth IRA plan is also available for all employees.
All regular non-public safety, full-time employees working 40 hours per week are enrolled in the 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan effective after six months. The City automatically contributes 10% of the employee’s salary and the City will match up to 2.5% of the employee’s additional contributions. The plan is a defined contribution (except for sworn police officers/certified firefighters) with a 5-year incremental vesting schedule.
Sworn police officers and certified firefighters are enrolled in a defined benefit pension plan. The sworn police officers and certified firefighters contribute 5% of their salary to the defined benefit pension plan.
Our new Health & Wellness initiative for employees, U Matter! In 2021, we have had a Walking Challenge, Run/Walk Club meets, Yoga Classes, Book Club, Pet Alliance visits the staff, the kick-off of our Yammer page on the City’s intranet, Simplifying Stress Class and we are working on our 1st edition of the City of Lake Mary Cookbook!
Employees are paid bi-weekly (every two weeks). For employee convenience, the City offers direct deposit services to checking/savings accounts at banking institutions/credit unions.
The following holidays are the official paid holidays for all permanent employees. Holiday schedules and holiday pay for employees are outlined in the Personnel Policy Manual.
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
- Floating Holiday(s)*
*Full-time employees only, 1 – first year; 2 – second year.
Employees accrue vacation leave each pay period based on years of service and work schedule.
Full-time regular employees accrue sick leave each pay period at a rate of 120 hours per year, budgeted permanent part-time employees accrue 5 days per year, and certified firefighters accrue 180 hours per year.
All benefits listed are based on budget constraints and are subject to change. This document is designed to be a condensed informational brochure of the City’s benefits for employees and does not replace any Certificates of Insurance, Summary Plan Descriptions, or City Personnel Policies. Detailed Benefit Certificates, Summary Plan Descriptions, etc. are available in Human Resources. All specific questions concerning benefits should be directed to the City of Lake Mary’s Human Resources Department or appropriate provider.