|The City-Parish Government offers its Full-time -
Regular Classified Employees an Excellent
Basic Life Insurance
City-Parish provides a group life policy on each employee at no cost to the employee. The policy includes both Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.
City-Parish Employees Retirement System (CPERS)
CPERS was established on January 1, 1973. All employees are automatically enrolled in the system from employment date. The Retirement System is funded by 9.5 percent contributions by employees and also contributions by the City-Parish.
Employees shall be
granted time off without loss of pay for the following: performing jury
duty in any local, state, or federal court; serving as an election
commissioner in either a primary or general election; subpoenaed to
appear before a court, public body, commission, or board regarding
his/her performance of duties with the City-Parish; or subpoenaed on
behalf of a governmental entity.
Employees and family members are eligible to join the credit union at any time. Payroll deductions are used for the purchase of shares and the repayment of loans.
The credit union offers accounts and money machine use to all members.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employees and their families are offered confidential professional assessment and counseling services.
Family Medical Leave
An eligible employee shall be entitled to a total of twelve (12) weeks
leave during any calendar year. An employee must have been employed at
least twelve (12) months and must have worked 1,250 hours in the
preceding calendar year.
Employees receive leave without loss of pay not to exceed 24 hours,
dependent on the relationship of the deceased family member.
Medical and dental health insurance plans are available to City-Parish
employees. The City-Parish pays a portion of the premiums, dependent on
the type of coverage.
All employees in the classified civil service receive eleven (11) paid
holidays established by the Metropolitan Council.
Employee is granted fifteen (15) days per calendar year leave of absence with pay.
Employees hired prior to April 4, 2015, sick leave is earned on a
pro-rated schedule according to years of service. There shall be no
maximum to the number of sick days which may be accumulated.
Employees hired on or after
April 4, 2015, sick leave is earned on a pro-rated schedule according to hours worked within a week.
The maximum accrual of sick leave is up to 480 hours (pro-rated based on scheduled hours).
Tax Deferred Compensation Program
Employees are eligible to have a portion of their salary paid directly
to a tax deferred compensation program.
Training/Employee Development Program
The available training programs provide employees with a means to
increase their capabilities and opportunities for advancement.
Tuition Reimbursement Program
City-Parish employees have an opportunity to obtain additional
education, therefore, increasing their job skills, as well as preparing
them for future advancement.
Vacation is earned on a pro-rated schedule according to years of
service. The maximum number of vacation days that can be accumulated is
five years of accrued time.
Voluntary Insurance Benefits
City-Parish offers additional voluntary insurance benefits wherein the employee is responsible for 100% of the premium. Choices include: cancer, critical illness, flexible spending account (FSA), health spending account (HSA), long-term disability, off-the-job accident, optional life, short-term disability, universal life, and vision.
City-Parish employees are covered by the Louisiana State Workers
Compensation Act. This is a system for compensating those accidentally
injured and/or disabled at a direct result of employment.