Benefits Summary

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The City of Abilene is self-insured and offers a variety of competitive benefit packages and salaries for regular full-time employees.


City of Abilene Employee Benefits Compensation

Stability Pay

Non-civil service employees who have completed 5 years of continuous employment are awarded stability pay.

Annual Salary x Years of Service x .005 = Stability Pay
(Maximum $1200)

Civil service employees receive special pay for longevity, certification, & education

Salary Schedules

Police, Fire, and Non-Civil Service salary schedules are posted on the City of Abilene Intranet for employees to view.

Leave Time


11 Paid Holidays

New Year’s Day • MLK Day
Good Friday • Memorial Day
Independence Day • Labor Day
Veterans Day • Thanksgiving Day
& following Friday • Christmas Eve
Christmas Day



120 Hours Per Year
or 15 Days Per Year

Taken after 1 year of service for civil service employees or 6 months of service for all other employees


Sick Leave

120 Hours Per Year
or 15 Days Per Year

Provided during time lost due to personal illness or injury to the employee or employee’s dependent

Funeral Leave

3 Days

To arrange or attend the funeral of an immediate family member


Court Leave

When called for jury duty or as witness, employees receive their regular salary while serving


Military Leave

15 Days

To attend a regular training activity

Sick Day Reward Pay

Employees who use 3 or less sick days during the calendar year are awarded an extra day off with pay. Employees must be employed the entire calendar year to earn this bonus day.


Health Coverage

Full-Time Employees
& Their Dependents

The City is self-insured through Aetna - Cost is deducted from wages twice a month


Dental Insurance

Full-Time Employees
& Their Dependents

Provided by Aetna Dental - Cost is deducted from wages twice a month


Vision Insurance

Full-Time Employees
& Their Dependents

Provided by Aetna Vision - Cost is deducted from wages twice a month

Section 125 Flexible Benefits

Under the flexible spending plan, your health, dental and vision insurance premiums may be pre-taxed. This is administered through PayFlex and is available to all full-time and part-time employees. 

Money may also be set aside, pre-taxed, to cover medical expenses not covered by the health plan or for child care expenses. This is available to full-time and part-time employees.

Life Insurance

For Employees
$5,000 Term Life

Provided at no cost for all full-time employees on the City's health insurance plan

Dearborn National
Life Insurance

Provided at no cost for all full-time & part-time employees participating in TMRS, equal to your annual salary


Life Insurance

Voluntary Term Life
Dearborn National Life Insurance
For All Full-Time & Part-Time Employees & Spouse

May be purchased in increments of $10,000 up to $500,000 or 5x the employee’s annual salary • Spouse’s coverage cannot exceed employee’s coverage • An EOI (Evidence of Insurability) form is required for some levels of coverage

For Employee's Child/Children

May purchase a $5,000 or $10,000 term life benefit if the employee selects voluntary term life for themselves

Voluntary AD&D

Dearborn National Life Insurane

$5,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance is provided at no charge for full-time employees on the City’s health insurance plan

All full-time & part-time employees are eligible to elect AD&D insurance • Benefits are available in $10,000 increments up to $500,000 • Amounts over $150,000 are limited to 10x the employee’s annual salary


Employee Assistance

Alliance Work Partners provides all full-time, part-time, & temporary
employees and their immediate family members up to 5 counseling
sessions per year to help resolve problems

Stress • Emotional/Mental Problems • Marital/Family Problems • Financial Difficulties • Alcohol/Drug Abuse • Work Related Difficulties • Grief & Loss

Sessions are provided at no cost to the employee


Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

All Employees (Except Firemen)

Retirement contributions are deducted from pay checks each pay period at a fixed rate of 7% gross pay

TMRS Benefits Guide


Firemen's Relief & Retirement Fund

All Firemen

Fund contributions are a percentage of the fireman's gross pay. The amount is agreed upon by the Firefighter's Pension Board and the City Council


Optional Retirement

Pre-taxed deduction plans are available through IRS Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan with Nationwide Solutions