Employee Benefits

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The City of Roswell offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package which enables it to recruit and retain high-quality employees across the organization. Many of the benefits offered are designed to improve the quality of life of the City’s employees. Some of these benefits are traditional, but others are examples of the City’s progressive work environment.

Benefits are available for full time employees. Benefits begin the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

Medical Insurance: Aetna – 2 plans offered (HRA and HSA). Cost sharing between the City and employee.

Dental: Aetna – 2 plans offered (in-network plan and an out-of-network plan). Cost sharing between the City and employee.

Vision Insurance: 100% paid by employee.

Basic Life /Voluntary Life: Aetna – Basic Life is paid for by the City. Coverage is equal to 3 times salary for employee, $5,000 for spouse, and $2,500 for each child. Additional term life insurance is available, paid by the employee - rates are based on age and amount of coverage.

Short Term & Long Term Disability: Both are 100% paid by the City of Roswell.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP): 6 free visits for employee and family members per calendar year.

Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care): Dependent Care FSA available with no waiting period; medical FSA eligibility at open enrollment following 12 month work test period.

Education Assistance / Tuition Reimbursement: Eligible after 1 year of full time service.

Pension Plan: Defined Contribution (DC) Plan. Employer funding with an optional match.

Deferred Compensation (457b) Retirement Plan: Employee voluntarily contributes to investment plan pre-tax. Eligible to enroll at any time. No loans are available.

401a Employer Match: The City has approved a 1% of base salary match when a full time employee contributes 2% to their 457b plan. Vesting schedule applies. Match is based on approval by Mayor and Council every fiscal year. Eligible to enroll at any time.

ROTH IRA: Employee contributes to plan after tax. No matching funds from the City of Roswell. Eligible to enroll at any time.

PAID TIME OFF (PTO): Accrual will begin from the initial date of full time employment, but may not be used until employee has completed six (6) months of service.
  • 0 – 4 years accrues at 3.7 hours per pay period (96 hours per year after accrued)
  • 5 – 9 years accrues at 5.23 hours per pay period (136 hours per year after accrued)
  • 10 + years accrues at 6.77 hours per pay period (176 hours per year after accrued)

SICK LEAVE: Accrual will begin from the initial day of full time employment but may not be used until employee has completed six (6) months of service. 12 days are accrued each year (3.70 hours per pay period) up to a maximum of 140 days (1,120 hours).

COMP TIME: Non-exempt employees may elect to earn comp time in lieu of being paid overtime for hours worked over 40 in one work week. Balance may not exceed 48 hours at any given time.

FUNERAL: up to 3 days paid for regular full time employees.

JURY DUTY: Paid

HOLIDAYS: Eleven (11) paid holidays.
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day, July 4th
  • Labor Day – The first Monday in September
  • Veterans’ Day, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Friday Following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day, December 25th
  • Floating Birthday Holiday – To be taken in the employee’s birthday month

    If holiday falls on Saturday, the holiday is celebrated on Friday
    If holiday falls on Sunday, the holiday is celebrated on Monday

“SOFT” BENEFITS: City of Roswell employees are eligible for discounts at local Roswell businesses. Businesses and discounts subject to change.