Employment Benefits

 

The City of Paris Department of Human Resources is committed to serving you, the employee. Our goal is to support a positive and productive work environment.

The City of Paris offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Benefit eligibility varies by job status—full-time or part-time; regular, seasonal, or temporary. The following is a brief summary of the City's benefits.

Most employees receive the option for medical, dental, vision, short/long-term disability and retirement benefits on the first day of the month following 30 days of full time of employment.

Medical Coverage provided by United Health Care https://www.myuhc.com

  • Group Health High Deductible Plan
  • Group Health Standard PPO Plan  

Dental coverage is provided by Guardian https://www.guardiananytime.com

Vision coverage is provided by United Health Care   

https://www.myuhc.com

Health Savings Accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for dependent care and medical expenses for themselves and dependents. https://hsa.umb.com

Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for dependent care and medical expenses for themselves and dependents. Including day care cost.

Employee Assistance Program
Provides professional, confidential counseling to assist employees with personal or work related problems. 1-877-613-8067

Retirement
Eligible employees contribute a percentage of their salary and the City matches the states defined benefit. The plan is designed to reward service with a retirement income based on length of service, salary and age.
https://kyret.ky.gov

Deferred Compensation Plan
Voluntary pre-tax savings in either a 401, 457 or post tax savings Roth IRA through Deferred Compensation Plan for public employees.
https://www.kentuckyplans.com

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

All full time employees receive a $25,000 policy provided by Assurant Insurance Company paid by the City of Paris https://www.assurantemployeebenefits.com

 

Optional Benefits Provided by American Fidelity https://americanfidelity.com/

  • Accidental Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Disability Insurance (supplemental income)
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance

Paid Time Off (PTO)
Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual rate increases with tenure as follows:

Job Category

Year of Service

Vacation Accrual Rate

Firefighter, EMS

0 - 1 year

8 hours per month

Firefighter, EMS

1 - 5 Years

14 hours per month

Firefighter, EMS

5 + Years

20 hours per month

Police Officer

1 + Years

16.6 hours per month

Police Captain, Lieutenants, Sgts, Dispatchers

1 + Years

16.6 hours per month

Police and Fire Chief / Asst Chief

1 + Years

10 hours per month

All other eligible Employees

0 - 1 Year

4 hours per month

All other eligible Employees

1 - 5 Years

8 hours per month

All other eligible Employees

5 + years

10 hours per month

Sick Leave

All full-time employees shall earn and accumulate sick leave with pay at the rate of eight (8) hours per month. Fire Department employees assigned to 24-hour shifts shall earn (12) hours per month.

An employee must have completed six months of employment, including successful completion of the probationary period, before taking vacation leave. Employee can access leave accrual and time cards thru the employee portal via Kronos: https://secure3.entertimeonline.com/ta/6132208.login?rnd

Holidays and Personal Days
The following days are declared paid holidays at the regular straight-time
rate of pay for employees occupying full-time established positions:

  • The first day of January (New Year's Day)
  • The third Monday of January (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday)
  • The Friday preceding Easter (Good Friday)
  • The last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
  • The fourth day of July (Independence Day)
  • The first Monday in September (Labor Day)
  • The second Monday is November (Veterans Day)
  • The fourth Thursday and Friday in November (Thanksgiving Day and day after)
  • The 24th day of December (Christmas Eve)
  • The twenty-fifth day of December (Christmas Day)
  • Employee Birthday (by request)