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Employee Benefits

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
MISCELLANEOUS EMPLOYEE BARGAINING UNIT

Following is a brief summary of some key benefits currently offered by the Big Bear City Community Services District. These benefits are subject to change by the Board of Directors. Please refer to individual contracts or policies for details.

Vacation

Regular full-time employees in continuous service shall be entitled to the following vacation time following anniversary dates from the first day of employment with the District.

YEARS OF SERVICE ACCRUED VACATION LEAVE PER YEAR
0-6 13 days
7-10 18 Days
11 19 Days
12 20 Days
13 21 Days
14 22 Days
15 23 Days
16+ 24 Days

 

Sick Leave

The District provides 144 hours of paid sick leave per year for illness of the employee or for doctor/dentist appointments. Employees will be eligible for sick leave beginning on the first day of employment. The maximum sick leave accumulation will be 2,000 hours.

Administrative Leave

Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay or compensative time for working hours over and above the normal daily work schedule. Exempt employees are entitled to 40 hours of administrative leave per calendar year.

Holidays

The District provides 11 paid set holidays each year; 2 paid floating holidays are granted to regular employees at the beginning of the calendar year.

Medical Insurance

You are entitled to enroll in the CalPERS medical insurance program that offers a selection of health plans. Currently, the District pays a maximum of $1,262.91 a month for your CalPERS medical insurance. Medical insurance will become effective the first of the month following enrollment.

Dental/Vision Insurance

Dental/Vision insurance is provided by Delta Dental and Vision Service Plan and commences on the first of the month following 60 days of employment. The District will pay the premium for this insurance for you and your family.

Life Insurance

Full-time regular employees are entitled to be eligible for the District life insurance program. A fully paid $15,000 life insurance will be paid to the designated beneficiary.

Deferred Compensation

Employees may make contributions to a deferred compensation program (457), at their own expense. The District offers a choice of 3 deferred compensation plans, CalPERS, Nationwide Retirement Solutions, and Lincoln Life.

Educational Assistance

The District encourages employees to obtain job-related education. Seminar and conference attendance are often approved.

Retirement

Employees are enrolled in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). The current retirement formula is 2%@62. The employee's contribution rate is 6.5% of your monthly salary. District employees currently pay 6.5% on a pre-tax basis. Under CalPERS, an employee may retire if he or she has reached the age of 50 and has five years of service with CalPERS. The District's contract with CalPERS provides for continuing medical coverage for the retiree after five years of service. This coverage will be the same monthly amount given to active members employed by the District. Dental/vision insurance is not covered for the retiree, but can be obtained through COBRA.

More information about CalPERS is available at www.calpers.ca.gov

Social Security

The District participates in the Social Security System and payroll deductions are made each pay period in accordance with Federal Law.

Employee Assistance Program

Counseling and referral services for employees and family members who are experiencing personal, marriage family, work, substance abuse, financial problems, etc.

Alternative Workweek

Allows employees to work a flexible work schedule during the 2-week pay period by redistributing the 80 hours.