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Benefits

 

The City of Nogales offers a benefits package for all full time employees that include the following outlined below.
    

For more detailed information please review City of Nogales Personnel Manual.

Retirement Systems

The City of Nogales offers retirement benefits through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS). The ASRS deduction is 11.60%. The PSPRS deduction is 11.65%.

  • Arizona State Retirement System: For more than 50 years, the Arizona State Retirement System has provided retirement security to Arizona's public servants, including teachers, municipal workers, and other government employees. The ASRS proudly serves more than a half-million members, including more than 100,000 retired members.

     

  • Public Safety Personnel Retirement System: The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System is a special retirement system created by the State Legislature for certain full-time certified peace officers and full-time fire fighters in the state of Arizona. The System provides a uniform, consistent and equitable statewide retirement program to these public safety personnel who are regularly assigned to hazardous duty of the type expected of peace officers or firefighters. The System is designed to meet the special needs of personnel engaged in hazardous duty situations.

 

Health Insurance

The City of Nogales provides employees with health insurance through City of Nogales Employee Benefit Trust Plan. The plan is administered by Summit Administrators.

The City provides health insurance coverage for employees and their eligible dependent(s) which includes medical, dental, and Rx.  The City pays for a percentage of the premium based on salary levels.  The plan includes a three-tier prescription benefit: $5.00 co-payment for generic and a $70.00 co-payment for brand name.  The effective date of the group health insurance is the first day of the month following the first day of employment or coinciding with the date of hire.

 

Holidays

The City allows time-off with pay for ten (10) observed holidays and one floating holiday. Observed holidays include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day following Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

 

Vacation

During years 1-4 of employment, employees earn 12 days per year.  During years 5-9, employees earn 15 days per year, during years ten and above, employees earn 20 days per year. 

 

Sick Leave

Each employee accrues 96 hours of sick leave each year, which may be used as it becomes available. 

 

Administrative Leave

FLSA exempt-status employees, may receive a maximum of eight (8) hours per pay period of administrative leave.

 

Donation of Hours

The City allows for employees to transfer accrued sick and vacation leave to another employee for emergency medical situation, if eligible.

 

Employee Assistance Program

The City offers EAP counseling services free of charge to employees and their families. Contact 520-281-0009 to schedule an appointment.

 

Vision Plan

Vision benefit is fully funded for $100.00/per year/person for exams and eyeglasses or contacts.

 

Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

The City provides a $20,000, $25,000 and $35,000 life insurance policy and a matching accidental death and dismemberment insurance amount for every   qualified employee at no cost to the employee.  This coverage is effective on the first day of the month following the date of employment. Supplemental life insurance for 1X, 2X or 3X the basic life amount is available.  You can purchase dependent life coverage for $.68/month.  This option covers your spouse (up to age 70 for $2,000) and your dependent children (15 days old to 6 months for $100, 6 months to 23 years , 25 if student for $1,000).

 

Industrial or Workers Compensation Insurance

All City employees are covered by Workers Compensation Insurance through CopperPoint, Policy #1001838. 

 

Deferred Compensation 457 Plan

Employees may elect to defer an amount or percentage of income into this plan, as limited by IRS rules, through Nationwide, AXA-Equitable or ICMA RC. 

 

Tuition Reimbursement

Full-time employees that have completed three years of service may be eligible for tuition reimbursement based on approval by the City Manager and available funds.  Reimbursement is provided after submission of grade transcripts and receipts for a maximum of $4,000 per fiscal year.

Educational Assistance

 

Bereavement Leave

Bereavement leave is available to employees for the death of an immediate family member; a full-time employee may be granted three (3) days.  If out-of-state travel is required, five (5) days may be granted.

 

Jury Duty, Military Leave, Family Medical Leave

The City follows all federal and state laws and grants leave for jury duty, military leave, and family medical leave.

 

Listed below are the three (3) unions with collective bargaining agreements with the City of Nogales:

NPOA

NFOA Local 2763

CWA