Employee Benefits

Benefits - Part-Time (1,000 hours or more per year)


  • 401(k) retirement plan (5.0% of salary)
  • State retirement plan

Benefits Part-Time (Average 30 hours per week over 12 month period)


  • 401(k) retirement plan (5.0% of salary)
  • State retirement plan
  • Health and dental
  • Pro-rated vacation and sick leave
  • Floating Holiday

Benefits – General Full-Time Employees


  • 11-12 paid holidays per year
  • 12 standard work days of vacation per year
  • 12 standard work days of sick leave per year, which accumulates indefinitely; sick leave may be used toward early retirement
  • 2 weeks paid military leave per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life insurance plans
  • State and City retirement plans
  • Short and long term disability plans
  • Paid temporary disability leave for specified conditions
  • City contribution of 7.25% into the N.C. State Retirement System
  • Paid funeral leave
  • Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling
  • Paid life insurance equal to annual salary
  • 48 hours for volunteer work each year*
  • 4 hours parental leave each year
  • Workman's Compensation Insurance
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans

Benefits – Sworn Police


  • 11-12 paid holidays per year
  • 12 standard work days of vacation per year
  • 12 standard work days of sick leave per year, which accumulates indefinitely; sick leave may be used toward early retirement
  • 2 weeks paid military leave per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life insurance plans
  • State and City retirement plans
  • Short and long term disability plans
  • Paid temporary disability leave for specified conditions
  • City contribution of 8% into the N.C. State Retirement System
  • Paid funeral leave
  • Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling
  • Paid life insurance equal to annual salary
  • 48 hours for volunteer work each year*
  • Four hours parental leave each year
  • Workman's Compensation Insurance
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans

Benefits - Sworn Fire


  • 11-12 paid holidays per year
  • 12 standard work days of vacation per year
  • 12 standard work days of sick leave per year, which accumulates indefinitely; sick leave may be used toward early retirement
  • 2 weeks paid military leave per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life insurance plans
  • State and City retirement plans
  • Short and long term disability plans
  • Paid temporary disability leave for specified conditions
  • City contribution of 7.25% into the N.C. State Retirement System
  • Paid funeral leave
  • Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling
  • Paid life insurance equal to annual salary
  • 48 hours for volunteer work each year*
  • 4 hours parental leave each year
  • Workman's Compensation Insurance
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans

        *  Contingent upon Completion of one year of employment