All active, regular full-time employees and seasonal employees working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for benefits. Employees, except for seasonal employees, working 20 or more hours are eligible for PERSI.

The City of Meridian provides employees with a great benefit package:

Medical - Blue Cross of Idaho

Vision - VSP

Dental - Delta Dental & Willamette Dental

Life Insurance, STD & LTD - United Heritage

Supplemental Life Insurance - United Heritage, NCPERS

Supplemental Policies - AFLAC

Flexible Spending Accounts - WEX

Retirement - Public Employee Retirement System (PERSI), PERSI 401K Choice, and Deferred Compensation State 457

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - BPA Health

PERSI Information

Employees who work (20) twenty or more hours per week (with the exception of seasonal employees) become active members on their date of hire. The City will take a percentage of your salary each pay period. The City contributes into the plan for eligible employees as follows:

Employee TypeEmployees ContributionCity's Contribution
Police & Fire9.13%12.28%

PERSI 401k

All regular full time employees are eligible to participate the 1st of the month following hire date. Employees may contribute 1-100% of gross salary. To support retirement saving efforts, the City of Meridian contributes a percentage match of up to 2%.

Vacation and Sick Leave

Vacation is earned at the following rate:

All City Employees with the Exception of Bargaining Unit Employees
1-2 years of service12.00 hours per month
3-4 years of service12.50 hours per month
5-6 years of service13.00 hours per month
7-8 years of service13.50 hours per month
9-10 years of service14.00 hours per month
11-12 years of service14.50 hours per month
13-14 years of service15.00 hours per month
15-16 years of service15.50 hours per month
17-18 years of service16.00 hours per month
19-20 years of service16.50 hours per month
21-22 years of service17.00 hours per month
Sick leave is accumulated at 8 hours per month. 


The City observes ten (10) holidays with pay during the calendar year:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday/Human Rights Day (3rd Monday in January)
  • President’s Day (3rd Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
  • Veteran’s Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November)
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day (December 25)