City Benefits

Overview

Keep in mind: Benefits may vary by job type 

The City of Orlando provides a competitive benefits package including:

  • Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Time Off Benefits
  • Supplemental Benefits 
  • Retirement Plan

Pay, Schedule and Leave 

Pay Schedule

  • Employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis
  • Normal work week is forty (40) hours

Paid Holidays

  • Nine holidays (including 3 “floaters”)

Personal Leave

  • Earned weekly, according to years of service:
    • 0 – 4 years = 136 hours per year
    • 4 – 9 years = 152 hours per year
    • 9 – 15 years = 176 hours per year
    • 15 – 24 years = 196 hours per year
    • 24+ years = 216 hours per year

Other Types of Leave

  • Bereavement leave for death in immediate family
  • Military leave for reserve units active duty in Armed Forces
  • Judicial leave for jury duty
  • Family & Medical leave

AD&D and Life Insurance

Standard Insurance Company

Available Options

  • $10,000 basic benefit
  • 1 X Salary*
  • 2 X Salary
  • 3 X Salary
  • 4 X Salary (max $500,000)

Premiums

  • City provides 100% funding for specific level * *Specific level varies by position
  • Premiums based on annual rate and salary
  • Calculated individually based on these factors

Dental Insurance

Delta Dental Insurance Company

Available Options

  • DeltaCare COMPREHENSIVE DHMO Plan – D70
  • Delta Dental PPO Plan

Premiums

  • 100% Employee Funded
  • Premiums annualized and deducted bi-weekly
  COMPREHENSIVE   PPO
Tier  Monthly Cost  Monthly Cost 
Employee Only  $10.30  $35.57 
Employee + 1  $20.39 $61.12 
Employee & Family  $36.27  $87.37 

Short-Term Disability Insurance (STD)

Standard Insurance Company

Available Option

60% Weekly Salary

Post-Tax Premiums

  • 100% Employee Funded
  • Premiums based on annual rate, age and salary
  • Calculated individually based on these factors

Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD)
(Non-Civil Service Employees Only)

Standard Insurance Company

Available Options

  • 40% of Salary (pre or post-tax option)
  • 50% of Salary (pre or post-tax option) *
  • 60% of Salary (pre or post-tax option)
  • 66 2/3% of Salary (pre or post-tax option)

Premiums

  • City provides 100% funding for specific level *
  • Premiums based on annual rate, age & salary
  • Calculated individually based on these factors

Medical Insurance

United Healthcare

Available Options

  • Choice HMO (Copayments)
  • Choice Plus POS (Coinsurance)

Premiums

Employee Only Level - City funds 95% of total premium for Choice HMO plan & Employee pays remaining 5% of total premium. POS funding is based on the HMO plan level.

Dependent Levels - City funds 73% of total premium & Employee pays remaining 27% of total premium. POS funding is based on the HMO plan levels.

Employee Only Level

Plan Section at Employee Only Level Total Monthly Premium  Monthly Cost Paid by City
95% 
Monthly Cost Paid by Employee
5% 
Choice HMO  $735.49  $698.72  $36.77 
Choice Plus POS  $808.29  $698.72*  $109.57

Employee and Child(ren) Level

Plan Section at Employee and Child(ren) Level Total Monthly Premium  Monthly Cost Paid by City
73% 
Monthly Cost Paid by Employee
27% 
Choice HMO  $1,316.52 $961.06  $355.46 
Choice Plus POS  $1,664.27 $961.06*  $703.21 

Employee and Spouse Level

Plan Section at Employee and Spouse Level Total Monthly Premium  Monthly Cost Paid by City
73% 
Monthly Cost Paid by Employee
27% 
Choice HMO  $1,390.07  $1,014.75  $375.32 
Choice Plus POS  $1,665.73  $1,014.75*  $650.98

Employee and Family Level

Plan Section at Employee and Family Level Total Monthly Premium  Monthly Cost Paid by City
73% 
Monthly Cost Paid by Employee
27% 
Choice HMO  $2,500.65  $1,825.47  $675.18
Choice Plus POS  $2,880.53  $1,825.47*  $1,055.06 

*Funding based on HMO level.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Chard Snyder

Available Options

Health Care Account

  • Maximum Annual Contribution $2500
  • Debit Card Available for Eligible Expenses

Dependent Care Account

  • Maximum Annual Contribution $5000

Retirement and Savings Plans

401A Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

  • Generous vesting schedule (Employee begins vesting in employer’s contributions in 3 years.)
  • City automatically contributes 7% of pensionable salary
  • Employer Match Program up to 3% of employee’s contribution
  • Rollover options
  • Ability for the employee to contribute additional 7% post-tax contributions to the plan
  • Huge variety of investment options and ability to change investment/beneficiary options any time
  • Loan options 

Vesting Schedule

Years of Pensionable Service  Employee Contribution Account  Employer Contribution Account  Rollover Account
Less than 3 years  100%  0%  100% 
100% 25%  100% 
100% 50%  100% 
100%  75%  100% 
100%  100% 100% 

Optional Savings Plans

  • Deferred Compensation plans designed to supplement retirement income
  • Employees eligible to join Orlando Federal Credit Union

Employee and Educational Assistance Programs 

Employee Assistance Program

  • Free short-term professional counseling for employees and members of immediate household
  • All assistance remains confidential

Educational Assistance Program

  • Up to $1400 per fiscal year
  • Tuition, books and required fees are covered

On-Site and Training Programs

In-House Training Programs

  • Professional development
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development
  • Computer training
  • Customized training

Health & Safety

  • Workstation ergonomic assessments
  • Health & safety training
  • OSHA certification courses
  • CPR & AED training

Restaurant/Galleries

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse (first floor, City Hall), breakfast & lunch served daily
  • Nature’s Table (second floor, CNL Tower 1), breakfast & lunch served daily
  • Terrace Gallery (first floor, City Hall), art exhibits yearly

Blood Bank

  • Employees and dependents entitled to draw from City’s account at Central Florida Blood Bank at no cost
  • is maintained through employee contributions

Parking Privileges

  • Free parking for employees at or near work sites

Wellness Program

  • Free health screenings
  • Free individual wellness consultations
  • Free wellness and exercise classes
  • Workout, weight training and locker room facilities 
  • Free or discounted wellness and disease management programs