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The City of San Ramon provides benefit plans for all eligible regular employees. Coverage is available for full-time regular and part-time regular employees.  Part-time regular employees are eligible for a percentage of benefit coverage based on hours worked, if employee agrees to pay the remaining percentage. 

Medical Insurance
Medical coverage is provided for employees and dependents through CalPERS under the Public Employees Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA).  Coverage is effective the 1st of the month following the City's receipt of the enrollment documents. The City will contribute the following amounts toward the cost of premiums:

CITY MONTHLY MAXIMUM CONTRIBUTION
Effective
April 1, 2014

Single
Coverage
Two-Party
Coverage
Family
Coverage
$742.72
$1,485.44
$1,931.07

Dental Insurance
The City offers one dental plan for all employee groups through Delta Dental which the City pays 100% of the benefit for employee and dependents at the following rates:

Single Coverage
$58.73
Two-Party Coverage
$103.05
Family Coverage
$173.25

Medical/Dental Waiver of Insurance
Full and part-time regular employees may elect to waive Medical and/or Dental coverage if they have insurance elsewhere. Employees will recieve a monthly taxable benefit based on their coverage level as follows:

Level of Coverage Medical Only Dental Only

Medical and Dental

Employee
$200
$50
$250
Two-Party
$300
$75
$375
Family
$400
$100
$500

Vision Insurance
The City offers one vision plan for all employee groups through Medical Eye Services which the City pays 100% of the benefit for employee and dependents at the following rates:

Single Coverage
$10.05
Two-Party Coverage
$19.41
Family Coverage
$24.09

Employee Assistance Plan
The City offers employee counseling and legal assistance benefits through Magellan Health Services for employees and dependents.  It is City paid at 100% and the rate is $1.91 per employee per month.

Life Insurance/AD&D
The City pays for a two times annual salary term life policy for all full-time regular employees. Current rates are as follows: Basic Life $.125/$1,000; Basic AD&D $.020/$1,000. There is an option to purchase additional supplemental life insurance at the employee's cost.

Short Term Disability - Miscellaneous and SEIU Local 1021 Employee Groups
$1.52 per employee, per month, paid 100% by City.  All employees that work at least 30 hours per week qualify for this benefit.

  • 66 2/3% of pre-disability earnings, 30-day waiting period, weekly maximum of $2,310.

Long Term Disability - Miscellaneous and SEIU Local 1021 Employee Groups
$0.235 per $100 of salary per month, paid 100% by City.  Employees that work at least 30 hours per week qualify for this benefit.

  • 66 2/3% of pre-disability earnings, 90 day waiting period, monthly maximum of $10,000.

Long Term Disability - Sworn Safety Personnel
$24.50 per employee, per month, paid 100% by City. All sworn safety personnel qualify for this benefit.

  • 80% of pre-disability earnings, 30 day waiting period, monthly maximum of $9,500.

Retirement

For employees hired before November 19, 2012:

  • Miscellaneous and Local 1021 Employees
    • 2.7% @ 55
    • Employee portion is 8% of salary which the City pays 4% and the employee pays 4% (to be implemented within FY 13/14)
    • The employer share is 13.498%
    • One Year Final Compensation
    • 1959 Survivor Benefit Level 4

  • Safety Employees
    • 3% @ 50
    • Employee portion is 9% of salary which the City pays 6% and the employee pays 3% (to be implemented within FY 13/14)
    • The employer share is currently 27.877%
    • One Year Final Compensation
    • 1959 Survivor Benefit Level 4

For employees hired after November 19, 2012 that are new into the CalPERS retirement system:

  • Miscellaneous and Local 1021 Employees
    • 2% @ 60
    • Employee portion is 7% of salary which is paid by the employee
    • The employer share is currently 13.498%
    • Three Year Final Compensation
    • 1959 Survivor Benefit Level 4

  • Safety Employees
    • 3% @ 55
    • Employee portion is 9% of salary which is paid by the employee
    • The employer share is currently 22.502%
    • Three Year Final Compensation
    • 1959 Survivor Benefit Level 4

For employees hired after January 1, 2013 that are new into the CalPERS retirement system:

  • Miscellaneous and Local 1021 Employees
    • 2% @ 62
    • Employee portion is 6.25% of salary which is paid by the employee
    • The employer share is currently 13.498%
    • Three Year Final Compensation
    • 1959 Survivor Benefit Level 4

  • Safety Employees
    • 2.7% @ 57
    • Employee portion is 12.25% which is paid by the employee
    • The employer share is currently 12.25%
    • Three Year Final Compensation
    • 1959 Survivor Benefit Level 4

At retirement, any remaining hours after sick leave conversion, may be converted to additional PERS service credit. This applies to all employee groups.

EPMC reported to CalPERS for all employee groups.

Social Security

The City does not participate in Social Security except for the required Medicare portion, which equals a 1.45% employee contribution and a matching contribution by the City.

Retiree Health

Employees are eligible for retiree health benefits if they retire from the City on or after age 50 and have met the minimum vesting period required (see below) to receive the benefit.  The City of San Ramon covers costs for eligible retired employees (and in some cases spouses/registered domestic partners) medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for the City sponsored group plans based on a vesting schedule until a retiree reaches Medicare eligibility age (65 years old).

Miscellaneous Employees

For employees hired before July 1, 2006, medical, dental and vision premium payments shall be made on behalf of the employee plus a spouse/registered domestic partner who retires from the City of San Ramon based on the following vesting schedule:

0 - 3 years of service No payment
4 to 7 years of service 50% of the cost of premiums
8 to 11 years of service 75% of the cost of premiums
12+ years of service 100% of the cost of premiums

For employees hired after June 30, 2006, medical, dental and vision premium payments shall be made on behalf of the employee only who retires from the City of San Ramon based on the following vesting schedule:

0 - 4 years of service No payment
5 years of service 25% of the cost of premiums
Each additional service year +5%
20 or more years of service 100% of the cost of premiums

SEIU Local 1021 Employees

For employees hired before July 1, 2006, medical, dental and vision premium payments shall be made on behalf of the employee plus spouse/registered domestic partner who retire from the City of San Ramon based on the following vesting schedule:

0 - 3 years of service No Payment
4 to 7 years of service 50% of the cost of premiums
8 to 11 years of service 75% of the cost of premiums
12+ years of service 100% of the cost of premiums

For employees hired after July 1, 2006, medical, dental and vision premium payments shall be made on behalf of the employee only who retire from the City of San Ramon based on the following vesting schedule:

Upon completion of 5 years of service 25% of the cost of premiums
Each additional service year +5%
20 or more years of service 100% of the cost of premiums

Sworn Safety Employees

For employees hired on, or before July 1, 2007, medical, dental and vision premium payments shall be made on behalf of the employee plus spouse/registered domestic partner who retire from the City of San Ramon based on the following vesting schedule:

0 - 3 years of service No Payment
4 to 7 years of service 50% of the cost of premiums
8 to 11 years of service 75% of the cost of premiums
12+ years of service 100% of the cost of premiums

For employees hired after July 1, 2007, medical, dental and vision premium payments shall be made on behalf of employees only who retire from the City of San Ramon based on the following vesting schedule:

Upon completion of 5 years of service 25% of the cost of premiums
Each additional service year +5%
20 or more years of service 100% of the cost of premiums

Medicare Eligibility Age for all Employee Groups
At Medicare eligibility age, a retiree is required to leave the City sponsored group health plans. 

  • Miscellaneous, Local 1021 and Safety Retirees may receive a reimbursement of up to $394 per month to purchase a Medicare supplemental insurance policy and to pay for dental and vision coverage.  In some cases an additional amount up to $394 may be available for a spouse/registered domestic partner.

The reimbursement amount is adjusted 2% annually. 

Vacation
Each regular full-time employee accrues vacation at the follow rate:

Years 1 - 4 12 days per year
Years 5 - 9 15 days per year
Years 10 - 14 20 days per year
Years 15+ 22 days per year

Regular part-time employees accrue vacation in an amount proportionate to the ratio of scheduled hours of work per week.

Maximum vacation accrual is equal to two times the annual accrual.

Sick Leave
Sick leave is accrued at 7.5 hours per calendar month for each month that a regular full-time employee has worked.  Regular part-time employees shall accrue sick leave in proportion to actual work hours per week.  Sick leave may be accumulated without limit for use purposes.

Compensatory Time
Compensatory time may be accrued up to a maximum of 240 hours.

Administrative Leave
Executive Management employees receive 10 days administrative leave on January 1 of each year.  Management/Professional employees receive 7 days administrative leave on January 1 of each year.  No employee shall be paid for unused administrative leave.

Deferred Compensation Plan
The City offers optional participation at the employee’s cost in the ICMA-RC Deferred Compensation 457 Plan.

Auto Allowance
Certain designated positions are eligible for a monthly allowance.

Paid Holidays
The City observes the following 10.5 holidays plus 2 discretionary days for a total of 12.5 days:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving and the day after
  • ½ day Christmas Eve Holiday or ½ day New Years Eve Holiday
  • Christmas Day

Education Reimbursement (Suspended due to budget constraints)
Personal and professional development of employees is vital to the success of each individual and to the City.  Advanced education programs are available to all employees and the City offers financial support for approved courses.

Computer Loan Program
The City has a Computer Loan Program to provide a financing alternative for employees wishing to purchase personal computer hardware and software similar to what they may be asked to use for City business.

The above information is a summary of the benefits offered by the City of San Ramon.  If you have any questions please contact the Employee & General Support Services Division at (925) 973-2523.                                        

 

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