The Human Resources Department strives to provide quality service and support in employment, training, employee relations, and safety for employees, and offers a comprehensive benefits program.
The following list is a summary of employee benefits. For more information please contact Human Resources at (281) 342-5456.
MEDICAL - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Medical Plan - Plan Summary [PDF]
Health Insurance is available to all full-time employees with eligibility beginning the first of the month after the date of hire. The City pays 100% if the employee's cost of coverage and greater then 40% of dependent's cost of coverage.
|BCBS Health Plan|
|$ 0.00 bi-wk||$ 0.00 mo|
|$180.69 bi-wk||$361.39 mo|
|Child(ren)||$171.71 bi-wk||$343.42 mo|
|Family||$464.06 bi-wk||$928.12 mo|
DENTAL - Assurant High/Low Dental Plan - Plan Overview [PDF]
Dental Insurance is available to all full-time employees with eligibility beginning on date of hire. The City pays 100% if the employee's cost of coverage and 0% of dependent's cost of coverage.
|Principal High/Low Dental Plan|
|$ 0.00 bi-wk||$ 0.00 mo|
|$14.83 bi-wk||$29.66 mo|
|$18.51 bi-wk||$37.01 mo|
|$32.68 bi-wk||$65.36 mo|
VISION – Assurant VSP Vision Plan - Plan Overview [PDF]
Vision Insurance is available to all full-time employees with eligibility beginning on date of hire. Employees can voluntarily elect to purchase vision care.
|Principal VSP Vision Plan|
|$ 3.94 bi-wk||$7.88 mo|
|$ 7.88 bi-wk||$15.76 mo|
|$ 8.90 bi-wk||$17.80 mo|
|$13.13 bi-wk||$26.26 mo|
LIFE INSURANCE - Principal Life Insurance
The City provides a $50,000 Life Insurance and accidental death & dismemberment coverage for full time employees, and includes dependent coverage.
LONG TERM DISABILITY- Principal Long Term Disability Insurance
The City provides this benefit to all full time employees. Benefit becomes available after 90 days elimination period or sick leave is exhausted. The benefit allows employees to receive 60% of their monthly salary.
Available through Colonial, employees can purchase Short Term Disability, Accident Care, Medical Bridge, Cancer Security, Critical Illness and Life Insurance. The premiums are payroll deducted and some plans can be pre-taxed.
SECTION 125 / FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLANS
Allows contribution of pre-tax salary for medical, dental, vision, and prescription co-payments. Dependent childcare is also available.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION (457 Plan)
Available through VALIC. Employees may enroll at any time during their employment. Payments are made through payroll deduction.
LEGAL SHIELD PLAN
Employees can voluntary elect to participate in a Legal Shield / Identity Theft Plan. Premiums are paid through payroll deductions.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
This program is available at no cost to the employee. This program provides assistance for employees and their immediate family members in the event of an emotional, family, legal, medical, substance abuse and/or financial problem.
All employees are covered under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program administered through the Texas Municipal League.
Available through Brazos Valley Credit Union.
TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM (TMRS)
Participation in the system is mandatory for all full-time employees. Each employee contributes at a rate of 7% of his/her gross wages. The City contributes to each employee’s account at a 2:1 ratio. The city adopted the 5 year vesting and 20 year retirement any age.
1-6 Years of service 11 days are granted. For each year after, 1 additional day is granted.
Vacation Accrual Chart
|Years of Service||Days of Vacation||Hours of Vacation||Hours of Vacation (Firefighters)|
|1 - 6||11||88||123.4|
8 Hours per month.
11.2 Hours per month for Firefighters.
There are 12 Paid Holidays per year. The days are listed as follows:
|New Years Day||Independence Day||Thanksgiving Day|
|Martin Luther King Day||Labor Day||Friday after Thanksgiving|
|Good Friday||Fort Bend County Fair Day||Christmas Eve Day|
|Memorial Day||Veterans Day||Christmas Day|
|911 Day (Firefighters)*|
* Note: House Bill 2113 established September 11th as a holiday for all firefighters in lieu of another holiday.
After one year of employment, employees will receive $5.00 per month, per year of service.
The City offers payroll direct deposit to all employees.