Employees earn vacation at the rate of 10 days per year. For employees with 5 or more years of continuous service, annual leave is accrued at a greater rate. Ten holidays are recognized annually.
With supervisor approval, employees may take up to three hours during a workday with pay to see a doctor or dentist monthly. Employees earn 12 days sick leave per year, which may be accumulated without limit. Comprehensive medical hospitalization and life insurance are provided at no cost. These benefits are available for the employees’ dependents at a reduced rate. The City offers a $500 maximum benefit dental plan with no deductible that covers any procedure performed by a dentist. All employees may join the Truliant Federal Credit Union.
The City provides each employee with a life insurance policy at no cost. Additional coverage for employees and their dependents (up to $100,000) may be purchased at reasonable rates. Accidental death coverage is included. The North Carolina Local Government Retirement System will pay the beneficiaries of an active employee who dies a benefit equal to their annual salary, but no less than $25,000 or more than $50,000.
The retirement system offers a program of security for employees to meet the needs of retirement or disability. Both the employees and the City contribute to this system. If you choose to terminate your employment before qualifying for the retirement benefits, your contributions will be returned to you upon application. The City contributes 5% of salary to a state sponsored 401-K plan. Employees have the option to make additional contributions to this account; Employee contributions are tax deferred. The 401-K plan offers a variety of investment options as well as a loan provision.
A tuition assistance program is available to employees. Degree programs are available through local colleges and universities. The educational achievement of a new police officer may enable him or her to begin pay at a higher level or step, with the opportunity to advance to another pay level if education is obtained.
All uniforms and equipment are furnished by the City. Officers that live within Alamance and surrounding Counties may have the opportunity to take their assigned police vehicle home.