City of Lufkin Employee Benefits
Eligibility for health insurance benefits begins on the first of the month after date of hire. This includes medical, dental, and vision coverage for all eligible employees and their eligible dependents. This benefit is available to full-time employees.
Eighty hours of vacation is accrued annually and can be used after 6 months of full-time, continuous employment. Vacation accruals increase with tenure and can accumulate up to 170 hours with the exception of civil service.
Full-time employees receive twelve (12) paid holidays per year.
Full-time employees immediately begin earning sick time at the rate of 120 hours per year. Employees can accumulate up to 720 hours of paid sick leave.
All employees who work over 1,000 hours per year are members in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). Employees contribute 7% of gross income (pre-tax) and the City matches the contributions at a rate of 2 to 1. Employees become vested with the City after five years of service. Employees are eligible to retire at any age with 20 years of service, OR at the age 60 with five or more years of service.
Fire Department, classified as firefighters/EMTS, are members/participants of the Lufkin Firemen's & Retirement Fund. Each participant contributes 14.9% of gross income (pre- tax). The City contributes 23% of firefighters' gross income. Firefighters may retire at age 55 with 20 years of service if hired on or after January 5, 2016.
The City pays employees who have completed one year of continuous service longevity pay of $8.00 per month for each year of City of Lufkin service until the number of consecutive years of full-time employment equals twenty-five (25), at which time the additional pay is capped.
A full-time employee who experiences the death of an immediate family member, may be given bereavement leave of up to three (3) working days, with pay, per occurrence to be taken at the time of death.
The City of Lufkin recognizes that the skills and knowledge of its employees are critical to the success of the organization. This program encourages personal development through formal education so employees can maintain and improve their skills. Employees may be eligible for up to $500.00 per semester or $1000.00 in any twelve month period.
Employee Health Clinic- MYMD SELECT (No cost to employee)
If you are enrolled in our health plan, you will have access to this benefit, which will provide a form of concierge medicine that enables 24/7 access to a full range of comprehensive primary services to covered employees and dependents.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP - No cost to employee)
The City provides a confidential free resource to help employees deal with life's stress and work. The EAP can help with issues including: family issues, communication skills, parenting skills, stressor time management, legal and financial issues or grief counseling.
Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (No cost to employee)
The City provides full-time employees, life insurance with a value of 1X employee's annual salary. City also provides Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) with a value of 1X employee's annual salary.
Long-Term Disability (LTD) (No cost to employee)
After a period of 90 days of disability, you may be eligible for LTD benefits which can provide you up to 60% of your base pay, up to a maximum of $5,000 per month. This benefit applies to full-time employees.