Part Time

There are two types of part-time city employees that have separate benefit packages:

  1. Part Time B
  2. Part Time C

Part Time B employees:

  • Work in a position that is not considered temporary or seasonal.

  • Are projected to work at least 1,000 hours per calendar year. This is monitored annually and may be re-evaluated or reclassified by department directors.

  • Will normally work less than a standard work week and may work less than 1,000 hours. Department directors determine the work schedule.

  • Are required to participate in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.

  • May be offered other benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook.


Benefits

Paid time off

Paid time off is available, up to 80 hours, provided the employee works at least 1,000 hours in the previous year. The amount of time earned is based on the number of hours worked during the previous calendar year. Those that have worked less than 1,000 hours will receive paid time off pro-rated on the number of hours worked.

Paid time off must be taken in time blocks equivalent to the employee's scheduled hours. All earned time must be taken during the calendar year.

Wellness Program

This voluntary program includes a Health and Fitness Assessment (a series of tests) designed to help employees understand their health status and identify risk factors that may be related to future illness or injury. Free assessment tests are performed annually at several city facilities. Family members also are eligible to participate in this program for a discounted cost.

Retirement plans

Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)

This federally required plan is administered through the Social Security Administration and requires all employees to contribute 7.65% of their gross salary; the city is required to contribute an additional 7.65% as an employer match.

This plan provides retirement, survivor, disability and health insurance benefits.

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

(a defined benefit plan)

Participation is mandatory for Full-Time and Part-Time B employees, who become members on the first day of employment and contribute 6% of their salary. Employees are vested after five (5) years of service.

Employees enrolled in KPERS also receive term life insurance coverage equal to 1 1/2 times their annual salary. The employer contribution pays for this coverage.

Long-term disability benefits are provided by KPERS. If approved, an employee will receive 60% of his/her monthly base salary beginning with the 181st day of disability. This benefit may continue until age 65 or retirement.

Deferred Compensation Plan (457)

This is a supplemental retirement plan. Participation is voluntary and there is no waiting period to begin contributing. Contributions (up to the lesser of $18,000 in 2015or 100% of annual salary) are made on a pre-tax basis, thus reducing a participant's immediate taxable income.

Employees are 100% vested at all times, although monies are not available until retirement or termination except in cases of extreme financial hardship.

There are no employer contributions to this plan.

Participants choose their own investment options from a choice of more than 60 mutual funds and similar investment products that are offered through two different deferred compensation providers:

Other Benefits (not all inclusive):

  • Activities and Recreation Program, an employee organization, sponsors and organizes charitable events as well as entertainment and recreational opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program is designed to provide employees and their families with assistance in dealing with personal issues.
  • Service Award Program provides recognition and rewards to employees every five years for completion of continuous service.

Part Time C employees:

  • Work in a position that is not considered temporary or seasonal

  • Are projected to work less than 1,000 hours of work per calendar year for which compensation is paid. The 1,000 hour requirement applies to the position but does not mean that an employee must work less than 1,000 hours per calendar year.

  • Will normally work less than the standard work week/work day.


Benefits

Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)

This federally required plan is administered through the Social Security Administration and requires all employees to contribute 7.65% of their gross salary; the city is required to contribute an additional 7.65% as an employer match.

This plan provides retirement, survivor, disability and health insurance benefits.

Deferred Compensation Plan (457)

This is a supplemental retirement plan. Participation is voluntary and there is no waiting period to begin contributing. Contributions (up to the lesser of $18,000 in 2015 or 100% of annual salary) are made on a pre-tax basis, thus reducing a participant's immediate taxable income.

Employees are 100% vested at all times, although monies are not available until retirement or termination except in cases of extreme financial hardship.

There are no employer contributions to this plan.

Participants choose their own investment options from a choice of more than 60 mutual funds and similar investment products that are offered through two different deferred compensation providers:

Other Benefits (not all inclusive):

  • Activities and Recreation Program, an employee organization, sponsors and organizes charitable events as well as entertainment and recreational opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program is designed to provide employees and their families with assistance in dealing with personal issues.