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  Salary

Position

 

 Monthly

Apprentice Police Officer / Recruit                 $4,385
Upon Promotion to Police Officer    $4,604
Police Officer – 6 months   $4,835
Police Officer – 12 months   $5,077
Police Officer – 24 months   $5,331
Police Officer – 36 months   $5,597
Police Officer – 48 months   $5,880
Police Officer – 60 months   $6,056
     

  Incentive Pay

Education

   
 Master’s Degree    $125 Monthly
 Bachelor’s Degree    $100 Monthly
 Associate Degree    $  50 Monthly
     

Certification

   
 Master’s Certification    $100 Monthly
 Advanced Certification    $  75 Monthly
 Intermediate Certification    $  50 Monthly
     

Language Pay

   
 Verbal Only    $100 Monthly
 Verbal & Written    $150 Monthly

 

 Alternative Career Ladder Program (ACL)
Police Officers at the maximum salary step are eligible to participate in the ACL Program and earn an additional $1,500 to $5,000 per year.

 Benefits
The City of Richardson offers its full-time employees a benefit package which rivals that of many municipal governments. The package includes major health care benefits, as well as the opportunity for financial security for you and your family, and...because we are a city government our employees also have the advantage of preparing for retirement by participating in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Click on the topics of interest below for more information.

 Deferred Compensation

Medical and Dental Insurance

 Disability - Long Term

 Prescription Plan

 Emergency Leave

 Retirement Plan

 Family & Medical Leave

 Sick Leave

 Flexible Spending Plan

 Social Security

 Holidays

 Vacation

 Jury Duty

 Wellness Program

 Life Insurance

 The COR Employee Assistance Program

 Longevity

 ...and More

 

Medical and Dental Insurance
City funded PPO coverage for full-time employees. This plan becomes effective after 31 days of service. Employees pay a small monthly premium for this coverage. Employee paid group medical and dental coverage is available to dependents of full-time employees who subscribe to this group insurance.
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Prescription Plan
A city funded prescription plan is included with medical/dental coverage for full-time employees. This plan is also available to their covered dependents. Coverage is effective after 31 days of service. 
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Life Insurance
City funded for full-time employees. This insurance pays twice the employees salary, not to exceed $50,000. Life insurance coverage is effective after 31 days of service. Optional supplemental life and AD&D coverage is available to full-time employees and their dependents.
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Long-Term Disability
City funded for full-time employees. This plan provides coverage to replace a portion of income, if an employee becomes disabled. Coverage is effective after 31 days of service.
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Retirement Plan (TMRS)
City and employee funded plan for full-time employees and some qualified part-time employees. This retirement program is provided by Texas Municipal Retirement System. Employee contributions to the plan are tax deferred under Section 401A of the IRS Code. Effective immediately upon hire, 7% of employee salary is deducted for TMRS. The City matches that deduction upon retirement, currently 2 to 1.
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Longevity
City funded for full-time employees. Longevity is paid at $4.00 per month for each full year of service. This is effective after the end of the first year of employment, and paid annually in November. 
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Flexible Spending Account
Optional program available to full-time employees. Paid by employee contribution. An FSA offers tax savings by withholding pre-tax income from each paycheck for reimbursement of eligible health and dependent care expenses. This is effective the first day of the month following completion of 31 consecutive days of service. 
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Wellness Program
Funded by the City. This program is effective immediately, for all employees, and offers guidance on exercise, nutrition, stress management, etc. 
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Vacation
Funded by the City for full-time employees as indicated below:

 LENGTH OF SERVICE

 

 HOURS EARNED

 7 - 12 months of employment

            

 6 2/3 hours vacation per month

 13th month - 14 years

 

 10 hour vacation per month

 after completion of 14 years and thereafter

 

 13 1/3 hour vacation per month

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Holidays
Funded by the City for full-time employees. Employees receive nine paid holidays per year. Holiday pay is effective immediately upon hire. 
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Social Security
City and employee funded plan. The city matches the employees contributions to his/her Social Security Account. This is effective immediately upon hire. 
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Sick Leave
Funded by the City for full-time employees. The employee earns 10 hours each month with unlimited accrual. Accrual begins upon hire, and this benefit can be used after the first 6 months of service has been completed. 
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Jury Duty
City funded for full-time employees. Employee receives full salary if serving on jury duty while scheduled to work. This is effective immediately upon hire. 
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Deferred Compensation
Optional plan available for retirement planning to full-time employees. The program is paid by employee contribution (no city contributions). An employee may choose one of two companies providing deferred compensation programs. Using, this program the employee may set aside an amount from his or her paycheck to be invested for retirement. This program is optional and is effective immediately upon hire. 
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Family and Medical Leave
This is an unpaid leave available to full-time employees and part-time employees who work 1250 hours during the 12 month period immediately before the beginning of a leave. The employee may take up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave for qualifying family medical situations. This is effective after twelve continuous months of employment.
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Emergency Leave
Funded by City for full-time employees. Employees may take a maximum of five (5) days per occurrence, if needed, for death in the immediate family. This is effective immediately with department head approval. 
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Additional Benefits and Services:
•Adoption Assistance Program
•Van Pooling (where available)
•Direct Deposit
•Internal Job Posting Policy
•Management Skills and Career Development Training
•Military Leave of Absence
•Free Parking
•Service Awards
•Tuition Reimbursement
•Uniforms (if required by department)

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Last updated: 4/11/2014 9:07:50 AM