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The City of Ocala provides a competitive, comprehensive benefit package for all full-time employees.
A summary of our benefit program follows. For detailed information on the benefits offered to employees, please refer to the links of interest
We offer both single and family coverage, for employees working 30 or more hours per week.
For full time employees, we offer both single and family dental coverage.
For full time employees, we offer both single and family vision coverage.
For full time employees, we offer basic life, accidental death & dismemberment and supplemental plans.
Long Term Disability
Offered to full time employees, LTD coverage can help if you are unable to work for an extended period of time due to sickness or accidental injury.
Medical FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and Dependent Care FSA
Flexible spending accounts are pre-tax dollars put into an account to help with eligible out of pocket expenses for yourself and your dependents.
We also offer special pet insurance for your pets in the case of illness or accidents, as well as preventative care.
Employee Health & Wellness Center
The City of Ocala offers the use of the City Clinic for those employees, and covered dependents over the age of 8, which have elected one of our health insurance plans.
Voluntary Cancer Insurance
For full time employees, the cancer insurance policy can help provide security if you, or a covered dependent, suddenly become diagnosed with cancer.
Supplemental Critical Care Insurance
Our full time employees have the option of electing critical care insurance that is available to help with medical expenses that could arise from things such as a heart attack or stroke.
Supplemental Accident Insurance
Also available to full time employees, is our Accident Coverage. This supplemental plan can be used to help with expenses like MRI's, physical therapy, and hospital admission.
Legal Plan Insurance
Full time employees can have access to local attorneys for a monthly fee and receive discounts on services such as legal consultation, wills, traffic violations and the purchase or sale of your home.
Deferred Compensation Plan
Deferred compensation is available to all full-time employees at the time of employment. This benefit allows the employee to defer income without paying taxes until money is withdrawn. Current plan is offered through ICMA, Adam Ferguson, 1-866-328-4672. For enrollment forms, please contact Human Resources.
Direct deposit automatically deposits your net pay each pay period to your checking or savings account at your own financial institution and is also available at the Employees Credit Union. Direct deposit is a condition of employment for a person hired by the City.
Each pay period the employee receives an earnings statement showing gross pay, taxes, other deductions, accruals and net pay. Enrollment forms are available at Human Resources or Payroll.
Discounts - Theme Park
Discounts are available to all non-temporary employees at the time of employment at Human Resources:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program is available to all regular, full-time employees and their covered dependents, upon eligibility. If you are experiencing personal, family, marriage, drug or alcohol problems, call the Employee Assistance Program. It's professional and confidential. They also provide legal and financial services. Coverage begins the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
Holidays, Vacation Days and Sick Leave
The City provides paid holidays and paid time off for full-time employees. Refer to the Employee Handbook for details.
All full-time employees, hired after 10/01/2013, are enrolled in the 401a Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with ICMA-RC. All contributions to the 401a Defined contribution plan are pre-tax and earnings grow tax-deferred. The City contributes 8% and employees contribute 3%. City contributions are 100% vested after six months of employment. You will be enrolled automatically and should take time to review your investment options at your earliest convenience. Employees can find detailed information about the investment options in the 401a booklet provided to you at your time of employment. Statements will be provided quarterly and you can track your account online at www.icmarc.org. You can contact our Retirement Plan Specialist, Adam Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-328-4672 to discuss your options in more detail.
The City is committed to provide training programs for all departments and all positions. Risk Management conducts classes in Defensive Driving, Safety, and Insurance. With rare exceptions, classes are offered during working hours, and are open to all eligible employees.
All regular, full-time employees are eligible to participate in the tuition reimbursement program providing the employee has completed the six-month probationary period.
Tuition Reimbursement Forms must be completed and approved by their cabinet member prior to beginning the course. Forms are available in Human Resources.
Courses must be job-related or required for a job-related degree, and reimbursement expenses must be submitted within 60 days of course completion. Colleges/Universities must be accredited by a regional accreditation organization.
Employees must successfully complete the course with a minimum grade of “C” or a “pass” on a pass/fail grading system.
U.S. Savings Bonds
U.S. Savings Bonds of various denominations may be purchased through payroll deductions, and all employees are eligible. Contact Payroll for enrollment forms.