Administrative Absence with Pay
Employees may be granted administrative absence with pay for such activities as jury duty, conferences, conventions, legislative proceedings, civic functions or voting in official elections.
Employees may be granted up to three days of paid leave per calendar year in the event of a death within the employee’s immediate family.
It is the City’s policy to ensure compensation programs are competitive with the external labor market, and provide internal equity and consistency in the valuation of jobs. Employees may qualify for an increase, effective at beginning of the fiscal year. Percentage is established and approved, based on availability of funds, by the City Council.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Passes
50% discount on monthly passes ($40/month).
Free Plano Public Library card while employed (Plano residency not required).
YOUR FREE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES:
- Books, movies and music (800,000+ items)
- Classes and programs to enrich your life (3,000+ each year)
- eBooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive
- eMagazines and eAudiobooks through RB Digital
- Access to Lynda.com for almost 6,000 online learning courses
- STEAM kits for experimenting (science, technology, engineering, arts & math)
- Test prep for college and career advancement through LearningExpress
- Brain enrichment with preloaded tablets for kids, teens & adults (Launchpads)
- Listening on-the-go with preloaded audiobooks (Playaways)
- Online learning for 70+ languages through Pronunciator
- Live on-line tutors for grades K-12 homework help through Tutor.com
- Investment research through Morningstar
- Business information and sales leads through Reference USA
- Staffed Genealogy Center at Haggard Library and access to Ancestry.com
- Online information and access 24 hours a day
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After completing 12 full calendar months of service, $4 per month for all months worked paid in November.
The City offers a gift selection and milestone leave awards to employees upon reaching their 5th (1 day off), 10th (2 days off), 15th (3 days off), 20th (4 days off), 25th (5 days off), 30th (6 days off), and 35th (7 days off) anniversaries.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
The City of Plano is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
All regular full-time employees earn 4.616 hours of sick leave per pay period. Fire department civil service shift personnel earn 6.924 hours of sick leave per pay period. It must be taken in 15-minute increments and can be used to care for an immediate family member (illness or health care appointments). Fire Department civil service may be paid for upto 1080 hours upon separation. Non-Civil Service will be eligible to receive pay for unused sick leave upon termination according to the following schedule:
|Years of Service||Maximum Possible Hours Accrual of Sick Leave||% Payment||Maximum Hours Eligible to be Paid|
|Less than 5||0-480||0||0|
|10 & over||1200 & over||100||720|
Sick Leave Bank
The bank provides employees (who are bank members) with a possibility of obtaining additional sick leave days to avoid loss of compensation due to a catastrophic illness or injury of the employee or an eligible family member of the employee when the employee has exhausted all accrued leave. Employees must transfer a minimum of 10 hours of sick leave to the Bank as membership. Membership drives are announced annually, generally in December.
Sick Leave Buy Back
Any employee who has an accrued sick leave balance in excess of 1,040 hours (1,456 hours for Fire shift) as of November 30, may participate. Eligible employees may convert up to 10% of the excess hours, not exceeding 120 hours for regular employees (180 hours for Fire shift) to contribute to the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. An election to participate must be made in the month of December for distribution to take place in February of the following year
Employees are eligible to apply for tuition assistance for associate, bachelor, master, or doctorate level degrees from accredited colleges or universities. Employees will be reimbursed for successfully completed courses with a maximum of $3,000 per Fiscal Year.
Regular full-time employees earn vacation as follows:
|Length Of Service||Hours Earned Per Pay Period|
|1-10 years||4.616 hours , 6.924 hours (Fire Shift)|
|11-19 years||5.539 hours, 8.308 hours (Fire Shift)|
|20 years or more||7.385 hours, 11.077 hours (Fire Shift)|
It is taken in 15-minute increments and may not be used until the initial 6 months of employment are completed. You are required to use 40 hours each calendar year (60 hours Fire civil service). Employees who have completed 5 years of employment will be paid for up to 480 hours (720 hours Fire civil service) of accrued vacation upon termination.
Vacation Buy Back
Employees may elect to buy back up to 40 hours per year (60 hours fire shift) of future vacation accruals in lieu of taking vacation leave. To participate, employees must make an irrevocable election to buy back a specified number of vacation hours during the month of December for payment to occur in the following year.