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Holidays  Eleven and one-half paid holidays per year. They are as follows: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (1/2 day), Christmas day and a Floating Holiday (must be taken between Jan. 2 and Oct. 31). 
Unileave

Unileave may be taken in one hour increments and has unlimited accrual. Unileave (Vacation/Sick) accrual will be compensated upon termination of employment at the rate of one-for-one.
Employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis.

 Length of Service  Unileave Time  Yearly Accrued  Fire (Shift)
 0 – 4 years  17 days per year  136 hours  204 hours
 5 – 9 years  22 days per year  176 hours  264 hours
 >10 years  27 days per year  216 hours  324 hours

 

Retirement

Full-time employees except Fire are automatically enrolled in Texas Municipal
Retirement System (TMRS):
Mandatory 7% employee contribution matched by a 14%
City contribution. 5 year vesting and may retire with 20 years of service at any age or 5
years of service at age 60.

Fire Department Employees: Mandatory 16% employee contribution matched by a
26% City contribution. Age 55 and 25 years of service required to receive full benefits.

Part-time employees are automatically enrolled in the Public Agency Retirement
System (PARS):
Mandatory 6.2% employee contribution matched by a 1.3% City
contribution.

Family Health Clinic City provides a full service health clinic that employees and covered dependents may use at no cost. In order to utilize the Clinic, the employee and his/her dependents must be enrolled in the group medical coverage.
Health Insurance

 

MEDICAL

 

Gold

$750 Deductible

Silver

$1,000 Ded.

Bronze

$1,250 Ded.

Employee Only

$33.00/month

$0.00/month

$0.00/month

Employee + 1

$208.00/month

$113.00/month

$17.00/month

Employee +2 or more

$264.00/month

$161.00/month

$37.00/month

Per Grandchild

$190.00/month

$158.00/month

$127.00/month

DENTAL

Employee Only $0.00

Dependents $24.76/month

Per Grandchild $24.76/month

VISION

Employee Only $5.95/month

Employee + Spouse $11.90/month

Employee + Children $11.32/month

Family $17.88/month


Gym/Wellness City provides a full service workout facility that employees and covered dependents (over
the age of 16) may use at no cost. In order to utilize the Fitness Center, the employee and
his/her dependents must be enrolled in the group medical coverage.    
Life Insurance 1.5 times salary provided for each employee at no cost. There is double indemnity on an
accidental death.
Social Security 6.2% is paid by the employee and matched by the City.
Worker's Compensation Employee’s injured on the job shall be covered by Worker’s Compensation. A full-time employee will have his/her compensation benefits supplemented by the City.
Deferred Compensation Allows employees to invest a portion of their income, tax deferred until the employee retires or otherwise leaves the plan and begins receiving payments.
Longevity $8.00 each month for each year of creditable service with the City beginning with the 2nd
year of employment. You may choose to receive your longevity pay prorated each pay
date or you may choose to have the City accumulate your longevity pay throughout the
year and receive a lump sum payment on the November’s second pay date.
Other Military Leave, Credit Union, 100% College Tuition Reimbursement with 50% books &
fees, Odessa College Management Certification Program, Fire & Police Step Plans, Skills
Pay and Educational Incentive Pay.

Contact Information:
Human Resources
411 W 8th Street
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 335-3234
Email: hr@odessa-tx.gov