City Benefits

Texas Municipal Retirement System

All full-time employees are participants of TMRS; this is a mandatory contribution.  The employee contribution rate is 7% per pay period; the City matches the contribution 2 to 1.  Ten (10) year vesting period.  Employees are eligible to retire at any age after twenty (20) years of service, or ten (10) years of service at age 60. 

Optional Retirement

The City offers employees the option of contributing to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan with ICMA through payroll deduction.  The City does not match this contribution.  The City pays a benefit to the 457 for the City Manager, Department Heads, and Managers. 

Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance

All full-time employees have medical, dental, and life insurance coverage paid 100% by the City.  The City pays 90% of dependent coverage with the employee pay 10%.  All employees are covered by a $10,000 life insurance policy. 

Section 125 IRS Benefit Plan

Premiums paid for health insurance by employees are "pre-taxed." The City also offers a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program for all full-time employees.


All full-time employees will be paid $4.00 per month for each year of continued service with the City after completion of one (1) year of service with a maximum of twenty-five (25) years. 

Sick Leave

All full-time employees are eligible for fifteen (15) sick days per calendar year.  Hours for sick leave are accrued every pay period, with a maximum of 960 hours.


Full-time employees are eligible for vacation after one (1) year of employment. 

Years of ServiceDays of Vacation 
1 - 410
5 9 15
10 - 1420
15 -19 25


Full-time employees receive 12 paid holidays each year

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • 911 (Fire Department Only)
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (Friday after, excludes Fire Department)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Certificate Pay (Police and Fire Department Only)

Employees of the Police and Fire Departments are eligible to receive Certificate Pay, per department contracts.