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City of Lake Worth Human Resources

3805 Adam Grubb Drive

Lakeworth, TX 76135

Phone: 817-237-1211 Ext. 108

Fax: 817-237-9684


HEALTH INSURANCE
 
Full-time permanent employees are eligible for health insurance coverage on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.  Employee coverage is provided at no cost to the employee.  Dependent coverage is available and is partially supplemented by the city; the balance must be paid by the employee.  Payment for dependent coverage is done through payroll deduction and may be done on a pre-tax basis. 
 
DENTAL INSURANCE
 
Full-time permanent employees are eligible for dental insurance coverage on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.  Employee coverage is provided at no cost to the employee.  Dependent coverage is available; the balance must be paid by the employee.  Payment for dependent coverage is done through payroll deduction and may be done on a pre-tax basis. 
 
VISION INSURANCE
 
Full-time permanent employees are eligible for vision insurance coverage on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.  Employee coverage is provided at no cost to the employee.  Dependent coverage is available; the balance must be paid by the employee.  Payment for dependent coverage is done through payroll deduction and may be done on a pre-tax basis. 
 
LIFE INSURANCE 
 
Full-time permanent employees are provided with life insurance coverage on the first day of the month following the first day employment.  This benefit is available with or without dependent coverage and is provided at no cost to the employee. 
 
COLONIAL SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE
 
Colonial supplemental policies are available to City employees through payroll deduction.  For more information visit the Colonial website at colonial life or call Melinda Allbritton @ 817-992-0262 to enroll.
 
FRESHBENIES
 
Freshbenies provides the eligible employee and their family members valuable benefits like, 24/7 access to family doctors through Telehealth, an employee advocacy program that will assist with claim reconciliation and finding the best value for services, online doctors and prescription drug discounts.
 
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE
 
The City of Lake Worth provides Workers’ Compensation Insurance for all employees and designated volunteers through the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool effective on the first day of employment.
 
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
 
All City of Lake Worth employees are covered under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Insurance Program effective on the first day of employment.
 
SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE
 
All employees of the City are covered by Social Security effective on their first day of employment. Deductions are made from each payroll check for this benefit.  Social Security (OASDI) is deducted at a rate of 6.2% and Medicare at a rate of 1.45% of gross wages.  The City of Lake Worth matches employee contributions into Social Security at a rate of 1 to 1.
 
TMRS (Texas Municipal Retirement System)
 
Full-time permanent employees begin participation in TMRS effective on their first day of employment.  Mandatory employee deposits are equal to 6% of gross wages.  The City matches employee deposits at the rate of 2 to 1.  Employees are vested at 100% after 5 years of participation. For more information go to TMRS or call 1-800-924-8677.
 
457 OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PLAN
 
A deferred compensation plan is available from Nationwide through payroll deduction.  Deposits into a 457 plan are not subject to federal withholding, but are subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes.  The City does not match funds for 457 retirement plans. For more information click here.   
 
VACATION DAYS
 
Full-time permanent employees earn 80 hours of vacation per year for the first 4.99 years; 120 hours per year for 5 to 14.99 years; and 160 hours per year for 15+ years.  Employees are eligible to use vacation days after one full year of employment.  Shift employees of the Fire Department earn an equivalency to the 40 hours of vacation earned.
 
SICK LEAVE
 
Full-time permanent employees earn 8 hours of sick leave per month with a maximum annual accrual rate of 160 hours.  Eligibility to use sick leave begins after 6 months of employment.  Shift employees of the Fire Department earn an equivalency to the 8 hours of sick earned each month.
 
UNIFORM/CLOTHING ALLOWANCE
 
Depending on the job function, the City of Lake Worth may provide the employee with uniforms, equipment, and/or protective garments, or a clothing allowance to offset the cost of clothing for a particular function.
 
TARRANT COUNTY CREDIT UNION
 
As an employee of the City of Lake Worth, you and your family members are eligible to join Tarrant County Credit Union. This membership benefit allows you to enjoy the many products and services that TCCU offers, including free checking, fee-free ATM’s, free online banking and bill pay, direct deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, and more.  For more information visit the TCCU website or call 817-884-1470 x 0.
 
HOLIDAYS
 
The following days are designated as official paid holidays for city employees:
 
New Years Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day
One floating holiday
 
LONGEVITY PAY
 
Full-time permanent employees are eligible for longevity pay once they have been employed by the City of Lake Worth for a total of 5 years as of September 30th.  Longevity is paid at the rate of $5.00 per month of employment.  Longevity is paid annually in a lump sum during the first quarter of the fiscal year.
  
CERTIFICATION PAY
 
The City of Lake Worth provides Certification Pay to non-exempt employees for those who have achieved certain certificates above and beyond what is required to perform their individual job functions.  Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
 
SAVINGS BONDS
 
Savings Bonds are available through payroll deduction for all employees of the City.
 
PAY PERIODS
 
The City of Lake Worth employees are paid bi-weekly (26 times per year).  If a scheduled pay day falls on a holiday, paychecks will be issued the day preceding the holiday. 
 
DIRECT DEPOSIT
 
Optional direct deposit is available upon request to all City of Lake Worth employees
  
 
For additional information on any of the benefits listed above,
 
Call HUMAN RESOURCES @ 817-237-1211, ext 108
 
Or stop by 3805 Adam Grubb, Lake Worth, Texas, 76135
 

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