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Part of the City of Gainesville’s success is due to the efforts and loyalty of employees of our City. The City of 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 afford City staff with coverage to best suit individual and family needs. In many cases, deductions are available on a pre-tax basis. The City engages in periodic Request for Proposals 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.

City benefit offerings provide a competitive edge for employment 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 Clinic
  • Short Term Disability Insurance*
  • GMEBS Retirement Plan (select positions)
  • Uniforms (select positions)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance (up to $75,000)
  • Paid Holidays (9)
  • Paid Jury Duty Leave
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Protective Safety Equipment
  • Tuition Reimbursement*
  • Employee Assistance Program

* After 12 months of employment.

Supplemental Benefits

  • Plan A Retirement (50% City Paid) (select positions)
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Long Term Disability
  • Accident
  • Death & Dismemberment
  • Universal Life
  • Cancer Indemnity Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account

Other Benefits

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


Summary of Employee Benefits

2020 New Hire Employee Benefits Guide

2020 Retiree Benefits Guide