New Hire OrientationOverview

Part of the City of Gainesville's success is due to the efforts and loyalty of City employees. Gainesville offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees and retirees. In assessing our comprehensive programs, the City has taken great care to seek a fair balance between business needs and employment security. There are many options available which provide City staff with coverage to best suit individual and family needs. In many cases, deductions are available on a pre-tax basis.

Request for Proposals

The City engages in periodic request for proposals (RFPs) for benefits to ensure premiums and coverages remain competitive and comprehensive, and help provide employees with financial security. We welcome ideas and suggestions from our covered members.

Competitive Edge

City benefit offerings provide a competitive edge for employee recruitment and retention. In some cases, the City funds 100% of the benefits; in most cases, City subsidies are common.

City Benefits Paid at 100%

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gainesville Health & Wellness Center
  • GMEBS Retirement Plan (select positions)
  • Life Insurance (up to $75,000)
  • Paid Holidays (10)
  • Paid Jury Duty Leave
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Protective Safety Equipment
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance (After 12 months of employment)
  • Tuition Reimbursement (After one year of employment)
  • Uniforms (select positions)
  • Workers' Compensation

Supplemental Benefits

  • Accident
  • Critical Illness
  • Death and Dismemberment
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Plan A Retirement (50% City paid - select positions)
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance

Other Benefits

  • Biweekly Paycheck
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount PC Purchase Plan
  • Employee Recognition Events
  • Employee Wellness Opportunities
  • Free Flu Shot
  • Free Parking
  • Health and Benefits Fair