Benefits of Working for The City of Victoria

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MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE

The City of Victoria offers medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage to all full-time employees. Medical and dental benefits are effective 60 days after the first day of employment. Vision benefits are effective the first of the month after thirty days of employment.

Medical:Aetna
Dental: Aetna
Vision: Metlife
 
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA) OR HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT (HSA)

Both the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and the Health Savings Account (HSA) offer tax-advantaged ways to pay for eligible healthcare expenses.

Health Savings Account (HSA) Maximum Contribution:  $3,450 for Employee Only coverage
$6,900 for Family coverage
Flexible Savings Account (FSA) Maximum Contribution:
$2,650 for Employee Only coverage
$5,000 for Family coverage

VOLUNTARY LIFE AND AD&D INSURANCE
Full-time employees will have the option to elect Life/AD&D coverage at 1x, 2x, or 3x times their annual base salary, rounded to the next highest $1,000, up to $300,000 with a minimum of $10,000. Dependent Life coverage will also be available for the employee to purchase. Life/AD&D coverage is effective the first of the month after ninety days of employment.
 
VOLUNTARY LONG-TERM & SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
For new employees, Long-term & Short-term Disability coverage will be effective on the first of the month after ninety days of employment. Employees are eligible to enroll at anytime during the year however, coverage approval is subject to Evidence of Insurability (EOI).
 
TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM (TMRS)
On the first day of employment, full-time employees are enrolled in this mandatory pre-tax retirement plan. The City will automatically deduct 6% of the employee's gross salary each pay period. The City also contributes 2x the employee's contribution in the retirement program. To retire with the City of Victoria, an employee must have five years of service and be age sixty or have twenty years of service and be any age. If the employee dies while an active employee with the City, this plan provides an amount of Supplemental Life Insurance equal to the employee's average annual salary at the time of death.
 
OPTIONAL PARTICIPATION IN THE ICMA RETIREMENT PLAN
In addition to TMRS, the City has adopted another retirement plan.  This is optional and can provide an additional retirement benefit.  This plan is considered a "tax shelter" meaning that contributions made to the plan are not taxed until withdrawn.  Early withdrawal is strictly limited.  The City does not contribute to this plan.
 
CITY-COUNTY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
Elected Officials and employees of the City of Victoria have the option to join the Victoria City-County Employees Federal Credit Union.  The Credit Union pays excellent dividends on your savings for a good return on your money.  Once you are a member, you are always a member as long as you remain in good standing with the Credit Union and maintain a balance of $25.00 in your account.
 
PAID SICK & VACATION LEAVE
Paid sick and vacation leave is accumulated on a bi-weekly basis beginning the first day of employment.  Full-time employees accumulate twelve days of sick leave per calendar year.  The amount of vacation leave accrued is based on years of service and/ state law mandates.  Paid sick and vacation leave time is available to use as the employee accrues it.
 
PAID HOLIDAYS

The City of Victoria recognizes the eleven paid holidays below:

New Year's Day Veteran's Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Day after Thanksgiving
Independence Day Christmas Eve
Labor Day Christmas Day
           

9/11 Floating Holiday:
Full-time employees receive this paid holiday every January 1st in honor of September 11, 2001.  This holiday can be used at any time during the year.

LONGEVITY PAY
Full-time employees will receive $48 for each completed year of employment, to a maximum of twenty-five years.
    
HEALTH CLUB REIMBURSEMENT

The City of Victoria's wellness program will reimburse full-time employees and retirees monthly health club membership dues as follows:

  • $20.00 if you work out at least 10 times per month
  • $30.00 if you work out at least 15 times per month
  • $40.00 if you work out at least 20 times per month
DIRECT DEPOSIT
Direct Deposit is available and strongly encouraged for all City of Victoria employees.  Employees that are signed up for direct deposit will receive payroll funds first thing on the morning of payday.  Not only is this convenient for both the employee and the City, it keeps your funds safely secure from theft.