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The City of Richardson offers its full-time employees a benefit package which rivals that of many municipal governments. The package includes major health care benefits, as well as the opportunity for financial security for our employees and their families, and...because we are a city government our employees also have the advantage of preparing for retirement by participating in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Click on the topics of interest below for more information.



Employee Assistant Program
The City of Richardson utilizes Alliance Work Partners (AWP) to provide its employee assistance program services. AWP has a network of affiliates nationwide and they can receive intake calls 24/7/365 to assist in appropriate referrals and finding the right counselor for a member. Members eligible for these services include all city employees, retirees and their family member. AWP’s services include, but are not limited to, marital or relational counseling, financial issues, psychiatric or emotional assistance, anger management, stress management, crisis intervention and various other issues.

Deferred Compensation
Optional plan available for retirement planning to full-time employees. The program is paid by employee contribution (no city contributions). An employee may choose one of two companies providing deferred compensation programs. Using this program the employee may set aside an amount from his or her paycheck to be invested for retirement. This program is optional and is effective immediately upon hire.

Long-Term Disability
City funded for full-time employees. This plan provides coverage to replace a portion of income, if an employee becomes disabled. Coverage is effective after 31 days of service.

Bereavement Leave
Funded by City for full-time employees. Employees may take a maximum of five (5) days per occurrence, if needed, for death in the immediate family. This is effective immediately with department head approval.

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Family and Medical Leave
This is an unpaid leave available to full-time and part-time employees who have been employed by the City for at least 12 months, and who have worked for at least 1250 hours during the 12 months prior immediately before the beginning of the leave.

Flexible Spending Account
Optional program available to full-time employees. Paid by employee contribution. An FSA offers tax savings by withholding pre-tax income from each paycheck for reimbursement of eligible health and dependent day care expenses. This is effective the first day of the month following completion of 31 consecutive days of service.

Funded by the City for full-time employees. Employees receive nine paid holidays per year. Holiday pay is effective immediately upon hire.

Jury Duty
City funded for full-time employees. Employee receives full salary if serving on jury duty while scheduled to work. This is effective immediately upon hire.

Life Insurance
City funded for full-time employees. This insurance pays twice the employees salary, not to exceed $50,000. Life insurance coverage is effective after 31 days of service. Optional supplemental life and AD&D coverage is available to full-time employees and their dependents.

City funded for full-time employees. Longevity is paid at $4.00 per month for each full year of service. This is effective after the end of the first year of employment, and paid annually in November.

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
City funded PPO or HDHP coverage for full-time employees.  Plans becomes effective after 31 days of service. Employees pay a monthly premium for coverage. Employee paid group medical, dental and vision coverage is available to dependents of full-time employees who subscribe to this group insurance.

Prescription Plan
A city funded prescription plan is included with medical/dental coverage for full-time employees. This plan is also available to their covered dependents. Coverage is effective after 31 days of service.

Retirement Plan (TMRS)
City and employee funded plan for full-time employees and some qualified part-time employees. This retirement program is provided by Texas Municipal Retirement System. Employee contributions to the plan are tax deferred under Section 401 of the IRS Code. Effective immediately upon hire.
Sick Leave
Funded by the City for full-time employees. The employee earns 10 hours each month with unlimited accrual. Accrual begins upon hire.
Social Security
City and employee funded plan. The city matches the employees contributions to his/her Social Security Account. This is effective immediately upon hire.

Funded by the City for full-time employees as indicated below:



7 - 12 months of employment 6 2/3 hours vacation per month
13th month - 14 years 10 hours vacation per month
after completion of 14 years and thereafter 13 1/3 hours vacation per month


Wellness Program
The City of Richardson's Wellness Program offers you personalized resources to help manage your health. As an active employee on our health plan, you are eligible to participate in this program. 

and more... Additional Benefits and Services:

Adoption Assistance Program

  • Van Pooling (where available)
  • Direct Deposit
  • Internal Job Posting Policy
  • Management Skills and Career Development Training
  • Military Leave of Absence
  • Free Parking
  • Service Awards
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Uniforms (if required by department) 

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Last updated: 1/3/2018 10:42:17 AM