The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:Medical
Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment. Dental
Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment. Vision
Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment. Life Insurance
Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.
Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)
The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.VACATION and LEAVEHolidays
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year’s EveSick Leave
City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.Other Leave Policies
The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave, RETIREMENT BENEFITSCity Employees Retirement System
As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:
• Completion of thirty (30) years of service;
- At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service,
- At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of
disability, other eligibility rules apply);
• An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service;
• Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.
Defined Contribution Plan (Annuity Savings Fund)
The Plan is an optional program which permits you to contribute toward an annuity, which can be used to enhance your retirement. As a City employee you have the option of contributing 0%, 3%, 5% or 7% of your gross earnings to your account in the Annuity Savings Fund. At retirement, your annuity fund may be transferred into monthly annuity payments or withdrawn in the form of a lump sum payment at the time you retire, or leave City employment before reaching retirement age. 1998 Defined Contribution Plan
This Plan is a self directed 401-a plan with the City contributing 6% of gross pay and matching the first 3% of the employee’s contributions. The employee will be able to contribute from 0% to 6%. Vesting for the City’s contributions will be fifty percent (505) after two years of service and one hundred percent (100%) after four years of service.Advancement Opportunities
Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.Have a successful career with the City of Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.