Employee Benefits

City of Santa Ana offers the following benefits:

RETIREMENT:  
Miscellaneous (non-safety) employees hired after January 1, 2013, who are deemed to be new CALPERS members, will be enrolled in the 2% @ 62 CalPERS formula and will contribute at least 50% of the total normal cost (approximately 6%) toward this benefit. Miscellaneous (non-safety) employees hired prior to or after January 1, 2013, who are deemed to be existing CALPERS members, will be enrolled in the 2.7% @ 55 CalPERS benefit formula and will pay 11.8% toward cost-sharing.

Sworn employees
 hired after January 1, 2013, who are deemed to be new CALPERS members, will be enrolled in the 2.7% @ 57 CALPERS formula and will contribute at least 50% of the total normal cost (approximately 4%) toward this benefit. Sworn employees hired prior to or after January 1, 2013, who are existing CALPERS members, will be enrolled in the 3% @ 50 CalPERS retirement benefit formula and will pay 7.92% toward cost-sharing.

HOLIDAYS:  96 hours per year.

SICK LEAVE:  96 hours per year.

VACATION LEAVE:

  • 1-2 years = 80 hours
  • 3-5 years = 120 hours
  • 6-15 years* = 124 – 160 hours
  • 16-20 years* = 168 – 200 hours

*Includes Longevity Vacation Benefit.

MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCE:  The City provides comprehensive medical and dental coverage plans for employees and their families. Currently the City pays a maximum of $1,293 per month for medical and $80 per month for dental.  Different plans exist.

VISION INSURANCE:
  Employees may elect to purchase a City-sponsored vision plan.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT:  Three accounts are available to reduce taxable income for federal, state and Social Security tax purposes:  health care ($2,400 annual maximum), dependent care ($4,992 annual maximum) and Section 125 premium only plan.

LIFE INSURANCE:  City paid life insurance.  $20,000 policy.  Optional additional coverage is available for employee and dependents at employees expense.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  A voluntary deferred compensation 457 plan is available.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM:  Available for eligible employees. Maximum reimbursement is $2,000 per year.

NOTE: The above is intended as a summary of some of the benefits available and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  For a list of complete benefits or further information please see the appropriate MOU .  Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  The types and levels of employee benefits provided, including City contribution toward benefit costs, are subject to change as a result of periodic contract settlements between recognized employee associations and the City of Santa Ana.