Sixty (60) days after employment, full-time employees become eligible for life insurance and medical/dental coverage which is provided for a nominal cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is offered at group rates to the employee. The City of Longview offers two plans to choose from: Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) or a High Deductible Health Plan combined with a Health Savings Account (HSA).
Full-time employees immediately begin earning vacation time at the rate of 120 hours per year. Vacation accruals increase with tenure to the City of Longview. Employees can accumulate up to 320 hours of paid vacation time.
Fifteen (15) days of military leave with pay per year for active duty reserve service.
Full-time employees receive ten (11) paid holidays per year.
Full-time employees immediately begin earning sick time at the rate of ten (10) hours per month. Employees can accumulate up to 720 hours of paid sick leave.
The City of Longview participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Full-time employees contribute 7% of their gross salary to TMRS and the City provides matching funds at a rate of 2 to 1 upon retirement. Employees can retire with 20 years of service at any age OR 5 years of service at age 60 or older.
- Fire personnel participate in the Fire Pension and Relief Retirement Fund.
- All other employees Public Agency Retirement System (PARS).
Full-time employees receive longevity pay at the rate of four dollars per month for each year of service.
The City of Longview participates in a Cafeteria Plan in which employees can be reimbursed for medical or childcare expenses in accordance with IRS laws.
A full-time employee who experiences the death of an immediate family member, may be given bereavement leave of up to three (3) working days, with pay, per occurrence to be taken at the time of death.
Employee Health Clinic
The City of Longview offers an employee health clinic to all employees and dependents who are on the health plan.
The City of Longview has two plans available to full-time employees to assist them in obtaining a college degree.