Benefits

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The City of Keller is pleased to offer a wide array of exciting, competitive benefits to our regular full-time employees.

Health Insurance

  • High-deductible Health Plan insurance with Health Savings Account
  • "Buy-Up" Health Plan insurance with Health Reimbursement Account 
  • Dental & Vision insurance
  • A portion of medical and dental insurance paid for eligible dependents
  • Compass Professional Health Service offered to all employees who elect medical benefits through the City.

Life Insurance

  • $10,000 life insurance policy and $10,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy
  • $5,000 life insurance policy for spouse, $2,500 for dependent children over 6 months of age, and $1,000 for dependent children 14 days to 6 months of age
  • Additional optional life insurance is available for purchase by employee (eligibility requirements may apply)

Vacation

  • Accrued monthly beginning in the first month of employment
  • Sworn Police Officers & Fire Protection Personnel (8-hr shifts)
    • 1*-119 months of service = 120 hours (15 days) per year
    • 120+ months of service = 160 hours (20 days) per year
  • Fire Fighter accrual:
    • 1*-119 months of service = 7.5 shifts per year (15 hours per month accrued)
    • 120 + months of service = 10 shifts per year (20 hours per month accrued)
  • Other Department Employees accrual:
    • 1* - 60 months of service = 80 hours (10 days) per year
    • 61 - 120 months of service = 120 hours (15 days) per year
    • 121 + months of service = 160 hours (20 days) per year
  • * employees begin accruing, but cannot use vacation until 6 months employment completed.
  • Employees who have completed one year of full time employment may be paid for unused accrued vacation upon separation.

Holidays

  • Employees enjoy 10 paid holidays per year, including one personal day to be used by the end of the year

Sick Leave

  • 8 hours accrued per month, 12 days per year; unlimited accrual
  • Accrued sick leave is not paid upon termination

Short-Term Disability Plan

  • 60% of base weekly salary to a maximum of $600
  • Benefits begin on the 30th day for disability due to an accident or illness
  • Maximum benefit duration is 22 weeks

Long-Term Disability Plan

  • 60% of base monthly salary to a maximum of $5,000 per month
  • 180-day waiting period before benefit takes effect

Bereavement Leave

  • Three days per year is allowed for a death in the immediate family

Retirement

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS): employees contribute 7% of salary (tax deferred)
  • City contributes 2 to 1 at retirement (5 years vesting, retire at age 60 or 20 years service-any retirement age)
  • Supplemental life insurance policy pays the equivalent of one year's current annual salary to beneficiary

FICA

  • 7.65% of salary paid to Social Security/Medicare

Longevity

  • $5 paid for each month of completed service with the City up to a specified amount of time

Tuition Reimbursement

  • Courses must be job-related, approved in advance, meet grade requirements, and tuition cost not exceed State rates
  • Available after one year of employment

The Keller Pointe membership

  • Free membership for employees to the fitness, aquatic and recreation facility
  • Discounted family memberships available through payroll deductions

Employee Assistance Program

  • Service provided for employees and their families to be used for confidential counseling and personal concerns

Workers Compensation

  • The City provides insurance for all on-the-job injuries.

Administrative Leave

  • The City pays employees for jury duty, training, conferences and voting.

Military Leave

  • 15 paid days per year

Uniforms

  • Provided to employees in departments that require uniforms

The City of Keller also offers a number of optional benefits for employees to take advantage of if they choose, such as: Section 125 plans, deferred compensation (457(b)) plans, and other optional insurance products.