CITY OF ORANGE BEACH
MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
All full-time employees and their dependents are eligible for health insurance coverage, which will become effective on the first day of employment. The City contributes toward the cost of health insurance coverage for the employee. If the employee chooses to cover his/her dependents it is done by payroll deduction twice per month.
All full-time employees and their dependents are eligible for dental insurance coverage, which will become effective on the first day of employment. The City contributes toward the cost of dental insurance coverage for the employee. If the employee chooses to cover his/her dependents it is done by payroll deduction twice per month.
The City provides full-time employees with life insurance coverage of $15,000.
All full-time employees begin accruing vacation leave upon hire. Ten (10) days of vacation can be accrued during the first year of employment. A maximum of 164 hours of vacation leave may be accrued.
All full-time employees begin accruing sick leave upon hire. Thirteen (13) days of sick leave can be accrued each year. There is no cap on the amount of sick leave that can be accrued. Probationary employees can use only four shifts of accumulated sick leave during the probationary period.
The City of Orange Beach observes twelve (12) holidays during the year.
New Year’s Day Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
Martin Luther King Day Independence Day Friday following
Mardi Gras Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day
Good Friday Veterans Day Christmas Eve
Participation in the Employees Retirement System is mandatory for all full-time employees. Certified firefighters and law enforcement officers must contribute seven percent (7%) of their earnable compensation. For all other employees the contribution is six percent (6%) of their earnable compensation.
RETIREMENT DEFERRED COMPENSATION
All employees may make additional contributions to the Retirement Systems of Alabama RSA-1 Deferred Compensation Plan in accordance with the Summary Plan Descriptions rule on contributions and eligibility.
Uniform requirements and subsidies vary by department.
The City offers payroll deduction for several supplemental insurance programs.
RECREATION CENTER MEMBERSHIP
The Orange Beach Recreation Center provides special membership rates to City employees and their families.
BEACH EXPRESS DISCOUNT
The Beach Express allows City employees to pay a reduced rate to use the toll bridge.
FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN (CAFETERIA PLAN)
Full time employees are eligible to participate in the Flexible Benefit Plan immediately upon hire. This plan allows employees to pay pre-tax (for state and federal income tax and social security tax) amounts that are withheld from payroll for medical and dental insurance premiums, dependent care expenses, outside medical premiums, or unreimbursed medical expenses incurred during the plan year (January – December).
Full time employees are eligible to participate in a Vision Care Plan upon hire. This plan is designed to cover visual needs such as eye examinations, materials, lenses, etc.