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The purpose of this plan is to allow an employee to set aside a portion of his/her salary and receive its value at retirement. Employees eligibility is immediate.
ICMA Retirement Corp. -
Voya Financial -
Security Benefit -
New York Life -
Eligible after working one full pay period. Comprehensive dental coverage's for preventative, basic and major services.
For more information, see the Dental Benefit Plan booklet.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield. (800) 521-2227
Employee Assistance Program
The City of Lubbock has adopted an Employee Assistance Program as a tool for dealing with employees' personal problems that can affect their work situations. It is also an aid to employees and their family members who voluntarily use the program as a means of resolving personal problems. Any employee receiving help under this program will be given careful consideration and confidential assistance.
Fire Fighters Pension
This retirement plan is provided for Civil Service employees in the Fire Department. Contributions to the fund are shared by the employee and by the City of Lubbock.
City employees are immediately eligible for funeral leave. You may receive up to three (3) working days per occurrence for the death of a member in the employee's family.
The City designates the eleven (11) following dates as holidays to be observed by all City employees occupying full-time positions and subject to the following provisions and limitations:
New Year's Day
- January 1
Martin Luther King Day
- Third Monday in January
- Friday before Easter
- Last Monday in May
- July 4
- First Monday of September
- November 11 (Floating Holiday)
- Fourth Thursday in November
Friday After Thanksgiving
- Fourth Friday in November
- December 24
- December 25
Employees are immediately eligible for injury leave and receive salary continuation for up to 60 days for an on-the-job injury. Injury leave is reduced by the amount paid under Worker's Compensation.
Any full-time employee who is summoned to serve on a jury or appear as a witness on behalf of the City may be permitted to be absent from work with pay by the department head for the time actually required by such duty or appearance.
LegalEASE is a voluntary legal benefits program. The plan offers free legal consultations, free legal correspondence, and reduced rates for other legal services.
Long Term Disability
Two choices are offered.
1. After being continuously disabled for at least 180 calendar days, an employee may become eligible to receive sixty percent (60%) of their base pay.
2. After being continuously disabled for at least 90 calendar days, an employee may become eligible to receive sixty-seven percent (67%) of their base bay.
In a municipality with a population of 10,000 or more, each member of the fire or police department is entitled to receive, in addition to all other money paid for services rendered in the department, longevity pay of $4 a month for each year of service in the department, not to exceed 25 years.
After 1 year of employment $ 4.00 a month Second $ 8.00 a month Third $12.00 a month Fourth $16.00 a month
Eligible after working one full pay period. Comprehensive medical care preferred provider benefits and prescription drug program.
For more information, see the Health Plan Book.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (800) 521-2227
City employees are immediately eligible for military leave. Employees who are members of reserve units or National Guard receive fifteen (15) days paid leave to attend annual training.
Personal Accident Insurance
Coverage for accidental death or dismemberment. Employee only or family coverage.
Premium Only Flexplan
Premium Only Plan - Allows the employee to pay premiums for certain optional insurance premiums on a pre-tax basis. Requires annual election and has some restrictions.
Medical Spending/Dependent Care Accounts - Allows the employee to pay for certain un-reimbursed health expenses and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
Employees in full-time positions are eligible for sick leave with full pay for fifteen (15) working days per year.
Contributions to the Social Security System / Medicare are shared jointly by employees and the City of Lubbock.
The stability payment is made at the end of each calendar year for actively employed regular full-time employees who have completed three (3) or more calendar years of continuous service.
Texas Municipal Retirement System - TMRS
The City of Lubbock offers a retirement plan through the Texas Municipal Retirement System. TMRS website:
Accrued vacation benefits may be taken on a prorated basis after January 1 of the first year. Full-time employees earn vacation leave at a rate of 10 days of vacation for one (1) full year of employment. Employees accrue an additional day for each year of service over five (5) years, maximum is 20 days. The additional day of vacation will be available after 6 calendar years of service.
The City offers all full-time employees the voluntary Davis Vision Plan.
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