Benefits

Below you'll find benefit information for non-union employees of the City of Hastings.

Vacation Leave

General full-time employees are entitled to accrue vacation leave based on years of service. After six months of service employees receive one week of vacation and then earn 6.6666 hours per month which is equivalent to two weeks of vacation per year.

Beginning with the employee's five year anniversary, the employee will earn 10 hours per month which is equivalent to three weeks of vacation per year. After fifteen years of service employees earn 13.333 hours per month which is equivalent to four weeks of vacation per year. Non-union employees are allowed to accrue up to two times his or her yearly allowance for vacation leave.

*Note:  Some departments are required to remain open on certain holidays.  Holidays for those departments will vary.

 

Holidays

General employees receive the following paid holidays per year:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • 1/2-Day Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • 3 Days, Floating Holiday
*Note: Some departments/positions are required to work holidays – refer to departmental rules for holiday procedures.

 

Medical Leave

Medical leave is provided so the employee will not suffer financially because of an inability to work due to illness or injury.

Full-time employees accrue medical leave at the rate of eight hours per month of service. Medical leave may be accrued up to a maximum of 1060 hours.


Part-Time Employees

Regular part-time employees who work at least 1560 hours per year earn benefits at 75% of those of a full-time employee.

Pension

Employees join the mandatory pension plan on the first of the month following six months of service during which at least 1,560 hours must have been worked provided the employee is 21 years of age. The employee contributes 4% of the first $20,000 gross pay and 8% in excess of $20,000.

Contributions are made with "before tax" dollars. The City will contribute an amount equal to the employee's contribution.  Employees may select from many different types of accounts for investment purposes. 

Pay Information

Employees have their paycheck directly deposited into a checking or savings account at the bank of his/her choice. Paydays are bi-weekly on Fridays.

Employee Assistance Program

EAP services are available to all regular full and part-time employees. Confidential services are available to each employee, employee's spouse, employee's minor children and any other family member who regularly resides with the employee and is a legal dependent of the employee. Each person receives six free visits annually for help with many personal and work-related issues.  Visit http://www.hmsanet.com/ for additional information.

Health Insurance

The City pays most of the premium for your medical plan. You may have to pay a portion of the premium, depending on the number of dependents covered and which plan is chosen.

Non-Union Employee Insurance Rates 2018-19
Fire Union Employee Insurance Rates 2018-19
Police Union Employee Insurance Rates 2018-19

Optional Programs

The City offers many optional programs that an employee may elect to participate in. Following is brief outline of those programs.

  • Fitness Memberships: Discount memberships are available from three facilities when dues are paid by payroll deduction:  Anytime Fitness, Beauty and the Beast, YMCA.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Employees can invest by payroll deduction with pre-tax dollars into a deferred compensation plan with Empower that works much like an IRA. Empower also offers a Roth investment option.
  • Aflac: Insurance programs are offered through payroll deduction at the employee's expense.
  • Flexible Spending: Health care and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts are offered.
This information is not a contract. It is intended to provide general information
about the benefits offered to City of Hastings' employees and is subject to change.  Contact Human Resources to ensure most up-to-date information.  

Contact Us

City of Hastings Human Resources
Hastings Utilities
1228 N. Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 461-2313