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The City prides itself in its employee benefits package. Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our plans and programs. The City participates in KPERS and KPF, as well as offers a Supplemental Retirement package available to all employees.
For more information about the City’s benefit program, contact Debra Mootz at 913-722-2600.
Summary of Benefits:
Full-time Employees Employees begin earning paid vacation time upon date of hire. Paid Vacation Time is accrued on a per-pay period basis.
Part-Time Employees Regular part-time employees earn vacation benefits based on total number of hours worked.
Seasonal and Temporary Employees Seasonal and temporary employees do not earn vacation benefits
Employees begin earning paid sick leave upon date of hire. A trial or regular employee earns and accrues 8 hours of sick leave monthly basis to a maximum of 12 days per calendar year.
The City recognizes the following paid holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- The Friday following Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
All regular employees may enroll in a basic Health Insurance Plan provided through Midwest Public Risk. The City pays 100% of the employees monthly premium. Contact Debra Mootz for more information.
All regular employees and their dependents may enroll in a dental insurance program provided through Midwest Public Risk (Delta Dental of Kansas). The City pays for 100% of the employee’s dental insurance premium.
All regular employees and their dependents may enroll in a vision insurance program provided through Midwest Public Risk (VSP) . The City pays for 100% of the employee’s vision insurance premium.
Life Insurance (Principal)
The following Life Insurance coverages are provided:
- The City provides $20,000 of life insurance to all employees.
- City employees participating in the KPERS program have an additional life insurance coverage.
- Employees may be able to purchase, at their expense, additional Optional Life Insurance coverage through KPERS.
Short-Term Disability Insurance (Principal)
The City pays the insurance costs for a basic Short-term disability plan for each employee. City employees are eligible for short-term disability benefits on the first of the month following 30 continuous days of employment.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance (KMIT)
Employees injured on the job are covered by the Kansas Workers’ Compensation Act. Earned sick leave and vacation time can be used to supplement workers compensation payments not to exceed the employee’s normal salary.
KPERS Retirement Plan – Eligible employees are enrolled in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). Each employee contributes 6% (4% for Tier I) of his/her total salary. This amount is withheld from every payment to the employee for salary/wages. The City contributes to KPERS a percent of the wages paid to eligible employees, the amount of City contribution is calculated by the KPERS Board.
KPF Retirement Plan – Eligible employees are enrolled in the Kansas Police and Fire Retirement System (KPF). Each employee contributes 7% of his/her total salary. This amount is withheld from every payment to the employee for salary/wages. The City contributes to KPF a percent of the wages paid to eligible employees, the amount of City contribution is calculated by the KPERS Board.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The City of Roeland Park provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through New Directions which provides confidential professional consultation and short-term counseling for employees and their family members at no charge. The program is designed to assist employees with personal issues and/or workplace issues. Services are available to family members who reside with the employee.
For confidential assistance, please contact New Directions directly at 816-395-3866 or 800-669-6777 anytime 24-hours/day. If you prefer, you may also visit the New Directions web site at www.ndbh.com.
The City of Roeland Park will not be advised that you have used this service.
All regular full-time and part-time employees, their spouses, and children living in the same home with the employee will be provided with a Roeland Park Pool membership as a Fringe Benefit.
The City offers employees the ability to use the Roeland Park Community Center with equipment for cardiovascular and weight lifting at a discounted rate.