City Employee Benefit Package
The City of Hollywood offers generous benefits packages depending upon applicable employment classifications and employment status. For specific information on the benefits received, please refer to the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Most benefit packages for full-time employees include the following:-
4-Day Work Week
The City offers a compressed work week allowing employees flexibility and the ability to maintain adequate work/life balance with either a long weekend or additional off-day to tend to family/personal needs.
Eligible employees earn vacation time per year. The amount earned is dependent on the employee’s years of service, classification, and the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
Eligible employees accumulate 12 days of sick leave per year. Eligibility to accrue sick leave begins with the first day of work, and there is no limit on the amount of sick leave that may be accumulated.
Sick Leave Pool Program
Employees may participate in the City's Sick Leave Pool Program upon the completion of one year of employment and with a minimum accumulation of ninety-six (96) hours of sick and/or vacation leave. This program entitles eligible employees to participate in extended sick leave benefits for cases involving non-work-related catastrophic, or long-term illnesses, or injuries.
Eligible employees will be awarded 40 hours of personal management time per fiscal year. Personal leave hours are subjected to the 'Use it or Lose it' rule and must be exhausted before the end of the fiscal year. Personal leave hours do not roll over.
The City offers three to five days of bereavement leave. The amount of days corresponds to the location of memorial services.
Volunteer Day Time Off
Employees are provided with one full day or two one-half days to volunteer at a charitable Hollywood organization or school event during the employee's normal workday.
Health Insurance Benefit Plans
The City offers the following health insurance benefit plans for eligible employees:
- Dental Plan
- Medical Plan (PPO)
- Prescription Drug
- Vision Plan
The City is self-funded. The medical, dental, and prescription drug benefits are administered by Cigna, and the contributions are payroll deducted on a pre-tax basis. The Vision Plan, through VSP, is a fully insured employee voluntary product.
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA)
The City contributes funds annually to eligible employees' HRAs accounts. These funds are available on a "use it or lose it" basis to be used for IRS-approved medical expenses that are not reimbursed. Funds are normally available by January 1st and expire by December 31st of the same calendar year. Any unused amounts will be returned to the City's Health Fund.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Eligible employees can also participate in the City's 125 Flexible Spending Plan, a way to set aside a portion of pre-taxed dollars to pay for qualifying out-of-pocket medical expenses or dependent care. These funds are elected during Open Enrollment or upon hire and expire on December 31st and are subject to a "use it or lose it" basis.
Group Life Insurance
The City provides basic group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance to all full-time employees through Symetra Life Insurance Company. Employees have the option of purchasing additional supplemental life/ADD and/or dependent life/ADD insurance.
Long Term Disability
The City provides Long Term Disability insurance to full-time employees through Symetra. Long Term Disability is a salary replacement program whereby sixty percent of an employee's salary is supplemented (up to a max of $9k per month) after the employee has been out of the office for ninety consecutive days tending to an illness or disability.
Voluntary Supplemental Insurance
The City offers voluntary supplemental insurance choices through employee-paid, payroll-deducted policies. The companies offered are AFLAC and Preferred Legal Plan.
The City offers employees and their families a Work/Life assistance program at no cost to the employee. This program, through CCA, provides a wide range of services and support to employees and their family members. Some services and support include confidential counseling, financial information and resources, legal support and resources, and work-life solutions. Additionally, employees and members of their families may receive 10 FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counseling sessions per member, per issue, per year!
Employees receive longevity compensation based on continuous years of service to the City.
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran's Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year's Eve
- Employee Birthday
Tuition Reimbursement or Educational Incentive
Employees may apply for tuition reimbursement up to $1,800 each fiscal year for attendance at an accredited college or university.
Cell Phone Stipend
The City offers eligible employees a cell phone allowance of $70 per month.
The City offers eligible employees the use of a City vehicle or a car allowance up to $400 per month.
The City's award-winning wellness program, Hollywood Wellness, offers opportunities to earn incentives such as gift cards (taxable), iWatches, BBQ Grills, and other items for participating in Wellness initiatives. There are several state-of-the-art fitness facilities throughout City Departments that employees and their dependents can for FREE. Hollywood Wellness partners with local community vendors to offer subsidized fitness memberships to employees, i.e. OrangeTheory Hollywood. Additionally, the City covers the cost of a comprehensive wellness exam, Life Scan, for eligible employees to complete annually, a value of $400 per scan.
Eligible employees are required to participate in the City’s Pension Retirement Plan. This is a defined retirement plan, with a required pre-tax contribution. Contribution amounts vary depending upon employment classification.
Employees may elect to have pre-taxed contributions deferred to a voluntary retirement investment account through automated payroll deductions. Nationwide is currently the Administrator of the City's 457 Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan.