Health Insurance: The city pays 100% for employees’ health care coverage for one out of the three current options. The employee contributes toward premiums for spouse and family coverage. There are three plans from which to choose for health insurance. The employee and family must choose the same plan. Vision, dental and group life insurance is available for voluntary participation. Benefit coverage and employee contribution are subject to council approval each year.
TMRS: The City of Decatur is a participant in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. All full time employees are required to contribute 7% to TMRS; the City matches it 2 to 1 once an employee has five years vested time.
Paid Time Off (PTO): All full time employees receive PTO accruals each pay period. The employee may begin using PTO after six months of employment.
Holiday: The City of Decatur provides 12 days of paid time off for selected Holidays. Each employee is allowed one Floating Holiday each year.
Life Insurance: The City carries life insurance with the TMRS plan on all full time employees equal to one year of their salary. In addition, the City carries $25,000 basic life/Add on all full time employees.
Disability: The City carries Short Term Disability Insurance on all full-time employees that pays 60% of their current salary up to $5,000. The City carries Long Term Disability Insurance on all full-time employees that pays 60% of their current salary up to $5,000 monthly after 90 days of leave time has been exhausted.
Longevity Pay: The City provides regular full-time employees longevity pay, at the rate of $5 per month for each full year of service, up to a maximum of 25 years, paid on an annual basis. Longevity pay begins after a regular, full-time employee has completed one year of service by the end of each fiscal year. Longevity paid when budget allows for it on the first pay period in November.
OASDI (Social Security) – The employee pays 6.2% of earnings toward Social Security.
Medicare – The employee pays 1.45% of earnings toward Medicare.
Deferred Compensation Program – SECURITY BENEFIT is an optional tax-deferred supplemental retirement program that allows public employees to contribute a portion of their salary, before taxes, to a retirement account. There is also a ROTH (after-tax) option available. An employee may contribute a Minimum of $25 per month.
Direct Deposit – The employee must have semi-monthly paychecks automatically deposited to any financial institution requested. If the employee chooses, they may elect to get a pay card instead of direct deposit.