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Employee Benefits

All active, regular full-time employees and seasonal employees working 30 or more hours per week for 5 months or more are eligible for medical, dental, vision benefits. Employees, except for seasonal employees, working 20 or more hours are eligible for PERSI.

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 and Health Savings Accounts - WEX »

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

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - BPA»

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 Type Employees Contribution City's Contribution
Police & Fire 9.83% 13.26%
General Members 6.71% 11.18%

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:

Eligible City Employees with the exception of Bargaining Unit Employees. Seasonal Employees receive 12 hours vacation and 8 hour month per pay cycle.
1-2 years of service 12.00 hours monthly
3-4 years of service 12.50 hours monthly
5-6 years of service 13.00 hours monthly
7-8 years of service 13.50 hours monthly
9-10 years of service 14.00 hours monthly
11-12 years of service 14.50 hours monthly
13-14 years of service 15.00 hours monthly
15-16 years of service 15.50 hours monthly
17-18 years of service 16.00 hours monthly
19-20 years of service 16.50 hours monthly
21-22 years of service 17.00 hours monthly
23-24 years of service            17.50 hours monthly
25 plus years of service 18.00 hours monthly


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