Pay Scale & Benefits
Pay and Benefits
- Beginning salary is $ 48,645.
- Annually, employee's performance is reviewed with a maximum of 3% increase.
- Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) - Subject to yearly City Council approval. Traditionally, set at 2%.
- $2,000 Hiring Bonus
- $1,000 on first paycheck.
- $500 paid after six (6) months.
- $500 paid after next six (6) months.
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for 40 hours of vacation after six months continuous employment. After one year of employment and beyond, police officers are entitled to:
1 - 14 years of service: 3 weeks vacation (120 hours)
15+ years of service: 4 weeks vacation (160 hours)
Director-Level positions receive five personal leave days after completing one year of employment.
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for longevity pay upon completing three years of continuous service. Police and Fire/EMS certified employees are eligible after one year of continuous service. Longevity pay is made in a lump sum payment equal to $4.00 per month, per year of service, not to exceed $1,200.00 per year.
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for sick leave after six months of continuous employment. Sick leave is earned at the rate of one working day per month. Sick leave may be accumulated to a maximum of 60 working days.
SHARED SICK LEAVE
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for shared leave due to a catastrophic illness or injury after twelve months of continuous employment. Shared leave allows employees the opportunity for salary continuation after their personal leave has been exhausted. Employees must contribute leave annually to be considered as Sick Leave Pool members.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for employee assistance services the first day of the month following the completion of thirty continuous days of employment.. Located in the Guadalupe Valley Hospital Teaching Center, the Employee Assistance Program allows employees and family members to have 24 hour access to a provider of mental health services, including counseling and educational services.
The City recognizes the following days as official paid holidays for all regular employees:
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, September 11 (Fire/Ems), Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Friday (except Fire/Ems), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Floating Day
The City of Seguin is a member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). Membership in the system is compulsory upon employment for all regular employees. The employee's contribution to the system is seven percent of their gross salary. The City matches the employee's contribution 2:1.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS
Nationwide Retirement Solutions, Hartford Life and ICMA-RC are deferred compensation programs that allow employees to enjoy a tax savings by reducing his/her taxable income. This is done through payroll deductions.
Direct deposit allows employees to deposit their pay checks into one account or multiple accounts at various banks.
City employees are eligible for membership in the Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. The credit union offers competitive interest rates on savings accounts, loans at reasonable rates, etc..
HEALTH & DENTAL INSURANCE
Regular, full-time employees are automatically covered by the City's health and dental insurance plan the first day of the month following the completion of thirty continuous days of employment. Dependent coverage is also available, but the employee must pay the dependent premium. (Waiting period waived for Director-Level Positions)
Regular, full-time employees are automatically covered by a $25,000 life insurance policy the first day of the month following the completion of thirty days of employment. The City pays the employee premium. (Waiting period waived for Director-Level Positions)
ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT
AD&D is an additional policy of $25,000 for accidental death or loss of an arm, leg, or eyesight. (Waiting period waived for Director-Level Positions)
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for voluntary benefits the first day of the month following the completion of thirty continuous days of employment. Voluntary benefits offered include a cancer plan, group life, universal life, long-term disability, short-term disability, vision, heart and stroke, Air Medcare and accident plan. The employee pays the premium at a group rate. This is done by payroll deductions.
Discounted membership available to employees through Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Wellness Center.