- Paid Holidays
- Sick Leave
- Other Types of Leave
- Short Term Disability
- Group Medical Coverage
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Recreation Facilities
- Employee Benefit Committee
- Retirement and Savings
- Education and Training
- Direct Deposit
Ten holidays and 3 personal days. Firefighters who work 56 hours receive 11 holidays and 2 personal days.
Personal days are pro-rated for new employees throughout the year.
Regular employees accrue vacation monthly, based on years of service. Annual accrual for 40 hour per week employees is as follows:
- 0-5 Years = 84 hours
- 6 Years = 92 hours
- 7 Years = 100 hours
- 8 Years = 110 hours
- 9 Years = 118 hours
- 10-14 Years = 128 hours
- 15 Years = 144 hours
- 20 or more Years = 168 hours
Vacation for part-time employees is prorated based on scheduled work hours.
Regular employees are allowed 96 hours of sick leave annually; firefighters are allowed 134 hours per year. Part-time sick leave is prorated based on scheduled hours of work. Up to 25 percent of annual sick leave may be taken to care for a sick relative.
Other Types of Leave
- Bereavement leave
- Military leave for members of the reserve or National Guard
- Jury Duty Leave
- Family and Medical Leave
- Voting time
Short Term Disability
Employees who are unable to work for medical reasons (not job related) may be granted up to six months of Short Term Disability leave.
Group Medical Coverage
Group medical coverage is available to all full-time and some part-time employees. Coverage is also available for purchase for eligible family members.
The City offers a group dental plan that employees may purchase to cover themselves and family members.
All full-time and some part-time employees are provided no-cost life insurance equal to $50,000. Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and family members.
Employee Assistance Program
Free short term professional counseling for employees and family members. All assistance remains confidential.
Employees are provided free membership in City recreational facilities and receive a City of Pinellas Park Library Card.
Employee Benefit Committee
Discounts to local and statewide tourist attractions as well as an annual holiday party and employee picnic. The committee also sponsors an annual golf tournament.
Retirement and Savings
All full-time employees participate in the City's retirement program. Additionally, the City offers disability retirement, tax-deferred savings and US Savings Bonds. All employees contribute to Social Security.
City programs recognize the employee of the year. Special programs recognize employees in the Police, Fire and Public Works departments. Work teams are eligible for the Excellence in Teamwork Award.
Education and Training
Employees may participate in City-funded in-house and professional training.
The City provides uniforms at no cost to police officers, firefighters and Public Works employees.
Employees' pay is deposited directly into their checking / savings accounts in any US bank.