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Employee Benefits
                                                       CITY OF CORTEZ
                                                      FRINGE BENEFITS

HOLIDAYS:The following are recognized as official holidays;

New Year’s Day, January 1
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, First Monday in September
Veterans Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, Fourth Thursday in November
Day after Thanksgiving Day
Last half day prior to Christmas
Christmas Day, December 25
Last half day prior to New Year’s Day

Health insurance:The City pays for employee coverage.For dependent coverage, the City pays 90% of the premium and the employee pays 10%.

Dental Insurance:The City pays for employee and dependent coverage.

Life Insurance:The City pays for coverage up to 50% of employee’s annual salary or $10,000, whichever is greater.

Employee Assistance Program:The City provides a counseling program for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

Vacation:Annual leave is granted at the following rate;

                           One through five years * 160 hours/year 80 hours/year
                           Six through ten years * 176 hours/year 96 hours/year
                           Eleven through fifteen years * 200 hours/year 120 hours/year
                           Sixteen years plus * 240 hours/year 160 hours/year

                            * Patrol Officers, Sergeants,
                              Communication Technicians

Sick Leave:Accumulated at the rate of eight (8) hours per month.

Retirement:The City pays 5% and the employee pays 5% of the employee’s salary into a supplemental retirement plan.

Deferred Compensation:Voluntary contributions may be made to a retirement plan prior to taxes being withheld.

Funeral Leave:Twenty-four hours per year is granted in the event of a death in the family.No accumulation.

For Police:

Pension Plan:The City pays 5% and the employee pays 5% of the employee’s salary into a supplemental retirement plan.

Police Retirement:In lieu of Social Security, the employee contributes 8% of their wages to the ICMA Retirement Corporation and the City matches the 8%.

Other benefits are clothing allowance and payment for training.

Contact Us
Matt Cashner
Director of Human Resources

123 Roger Smith Avenue
Cortez, Colorado 81321

Phone:  970-564-4018
Fax:      970-565-8172

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.