|Long-term Disability Insurance|
|Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment|
This employee-paid plan offers more A D & D coverage than the Group Life plan. Employees may choose additional amounts on themselves only, or to include family members, ranging from $25,000 up to $500,000.
|Cafeteria Plan (Pre-tax for medical premiums)|
|Surency Flex Spending|
Retirement is through Wichita Employees' Retirement Plan 3 and is a mandatory retirement program. The contributution is 4.7% of each paycheck with the City matching that contribution. The employee contribution is federally tax deferred. All employees are 25% vested after 3 years, 50% vested after 5 years and fully vested in the City’s contribution to their retirement after 7 years of service. After 7 years, employees have the option to convert to a defined benefit plan. The maximum benefit is 75% of final average (last 3 years) salary if the employee meets the length of service and age requirements.
Commissioned Police, Fire and Airport Safety participate in a separate plan. This plan is a defined benefit plan that also vests after 7 years. Employees contribute 8% of gross pay (pre-tax), and the City approximately 17%. Commissioned officers do not pay Social Security retirement taxes. Benefits accrue at 2.5% of final average salary per year of service. Retirement eligibility is at 20 years of service at least age 50, with 50% of final average salary. Maximum benefit is 75% after 30 years at any age.
This is a voluntary retirement investment program through a 457B program. This program is not matched by the city.
|Long-term Care Insurance|
This employee-paid plan offers facility and home care benefits for employees, spouses and some other family members. Premium is determined by the coverage options selected.
|Discounted Child Care Center|
A 20% discount on tuition is available at the City's child care center, operated by LaPetite. Call (316) 265-1037.
To recognize length of employment, the City offers longevity pay to full-time employees in addition to regular base pay. At the completion of an employees sixth year of employment, payment is $2.00 times the total years of service, per month; e.g. $2.00 x 10 years of services = $20.00 per month. At eleven years, the payment increases to $5.00 times the total years of service, per month; e.g. $5.00 x 12 of services = $60.00 per month.
|Learning Quest - College savings program|
There are 11 paid holidays. One is a Personal Holiday that becomes available after the first six months of employment.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King’s Holiday (3rd Monday in January)
- President’s Day (3rd Monday in February)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Personal Holiday
Most employees earn 10 days of vacation per year for their first five years. After that, earning rates increase to varying maximums, depending on work schedule and/or union representation. Maximum accrual allowed before "use it or lose it" status is 30 days. Vacation may be taken after six months of employment.
|Sick Leave & Well Day|
New employees earn one-half day per month. After five years, accrual is to one day per month.
|Employee Emergency Assistance Fund|
The City of Wichita Employee Emergency Assistance Fund is administered by a Board of Directors, and grants assistance to current employees on the basis of need. The maximum amount of assistance an employee can receive is $2,000 per 12-month period.
EEAF Application Packet
|Sick Leave & Well Day|
Additionally, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 applies to employees who have worked for the City for 12 months or more and at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period prior to the start of leave. It entitles eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to:
- Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
- the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
- the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;
- to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
- a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;
- any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;” or
- Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).
FMLA Application Packet
|Prescription Drug Benefits|
Limited to a 30-day supply.
Generic Formulary Drugs: $5 copay per prescription.
Name-Brand Formulary Drugs: $15 copay per prescription.
Non-formulary Drugs: $40 copay per prescription.
Mail Order Pharmacy
Limited to a 90-day supply.
Generic Formulary Drugs: $10 copay per prescription.
Name-Brand Formulary Drugs: $30 copay per prescription.
Non-formulary Drugs: $80 copay per prescription.
Vision benefits are provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP) and provides benefits both in a network of optometrists and out-of-network.
- One Eye Exam each 12-month period
- Spectacle lenses every 12 months
- Frames every 24 months for adults
- Frames every 12 months for children
In the network, there is no charge for the exam and a $40 co-payment for glasses if the frame selected is within the VSP allowance. Out-of-network, you may be reimbursed a portion of the exam and eyewear cost, depending on what is purchased. The allowance toward contact lenses is $150 in the network or outside.
VSP Benefits Summary
VSP Vision Care Summary Plan Description