The City of Tukwila offers a comprehensive benefit package to all regular full-time and regular part-time employees and their eligible dependents, including domestic partners (DP) and domestic partner’s children (a tax penalty applies to the domestic partner portion of the premium). Part-time employees pay a pro-rated share of the premium.
Employees have the option of choosing from the City’s self-insured plan that is administered by Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA) and is part of the Regence Preferred Provider network; or Group Health Cooperative an HMO, for medical and prescription coverage.
The dental plan is provided through the City’s self-insured plan and covers preventative, basic, and restorative services to an annual maximum of $2,000. An incentive level applies to these services ranging from 70% to a maximum of 100% coverage. Orthodontia is available for dependent children to age 19.
Vision coverage is provided through the City’s self-insured plan and includes an annual eye exam and a $400 per family allowance for vision hardware or contact lenses.
Upon date of employment uniformed police employees receive 12 days of sick leave. After the 13th month of continuous employment, sick leave accrues at 4 hours per pay period to a maximum of 720 hours.
After one year of service uniformed police employees receive 96 hours of vacation. Additional shifts of vacation are earned for completed years of service to a maximum of 184 hours earned annually after 25 years.
Uniformed police patrol employees receive an annual holiday bank of 128 hours and may use the hours to take time off or receive pay or a combination of both.
Education incentive pay is available for non-probationary police officers holding a degree in an approved field of study. Tuition reimbursement may be available for courses in approved fields of study.
Membership in the Washington State Retirement System LEOFF 2 plan is required. The employee and employer both contribute to the plan.
Deferred Compensation Program (457B): Employees may choose to set aside a portion of their earnings on a tax-deferred basis for retirement purposes. The city offers three investment programs: Mass Mutual, ICMA-RC, and Security Benefits Group.
LIFE AND LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
A basic life insurance policy of $25,000 is provided for uniformed police employees at no cost.
Supplemental life insurance is available at group rates through payroll deduction for employees and their dependents.
A long term disability (LTD) policy is provided through the Tukwila Police Officers' Guild.
The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows employees to set aside a portion of their salary, tax-deferred, to pay for out of pocket medical expenses; dependent care expenses (child and adult); and adoption expenses.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The City of Tukwila contracts with an outside agency to provide confidential personal or job related counseling and referral assistance to employees and their eligible dependents at no cost.
Longevity is available through the Master Police Officer plan and requires combinations of years of service and college quarter or semester credits.
The City of Tukwila issues and maintains uniforms and equipment for each commissioned police officer under a quartermaster system.
Hours of Work:
Patrol officers work 3 consecutive 12-hour days, followed by 4 consecutive days off followed by 4 consecutive 12-hour days followed by 3 consecutive days off.