The District takes great pride in attracting and maintaining a high-quality workforce in order to ensure that we provide world class public service. Part of the retention program includes a comprehensive benefits package for employees and providing a safe and secure work environment by offering the following Risk Management and Safety services:
- Comprehensive safety training program
- Managing adherence and compliance with state safety mandates as well as the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Manages the general, auto, and property liability insurance for the District
The District contracts with CalPERS to provide retirement benefits and does not participate in the Social Security program.
Eligible employees hired by a CalPERS or reciprocal agency prior to January 1, 2013 will receive the 2.7% at 55 retirement formula (employee contribution of 2% of annual salary).
New members hired on or after January 1, 2013 will be contracted under the 2% at 62 retirement formula.
457(b) Plan - Deferred Compensation
A 457(b) plan is available to all employees, but enrollment is voluntary. Participating employees are eligible for the following district match toward their 457 (b) contribution: A 457 (b) plan is available to all employees, but enrollment is voluntary. Participating employees are eligible for the following District match toward their 457 (b) contribution:
- Executive and senior management - $225 / month
- Management - $200 / month
- Professional / Supervisory and General / Confidential employees - $175 / month
- Hourly Employees (EVWDEP Represented) - $100 / month
The District offers 3 PPO and 3 HMO health plans to choose from. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.
The District will cover 100% of the employee's selected dental and vision plan for employees and their qualified dependents.
All full-time employees shall be eligible to participate in the Percentage Based Employer Contribution Plan (PBECP). The PBECP covers ninety-five percent (95%) of health benefit premiums for employees in the Professional/Supervisory and Management classifications and their qualified dependents, and ninety percent (90%) of health benefit premiums for all other classifications and their qualified dependents, up to the cost of the benchmark plan (Blue Shield for the current year). Employees will be responsible for covering the remaining percentage of the health benefit premium costs, and any additional costs incurred by selecting a health plan above the benchmark plan.
The District offers a PPO / EPO dental plan as well as an HMO dental plan. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.
The district offers a voluntary vision plan. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.
The District offers 13 paid holidays.
Administrative Leave is offered as follows:
Executive management - 64 hours / year
Senior management - 56 hours / year
Management - 48 hours / year
Professional / supervisory - 40 hours / year
Sick Leave will be earned at 104 hours per year.
Annual Vacation Leave will be earned at 80 hours per year and will increase after 3 years.
Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Senior management and executive management employees are provided with a district-paid Life and AD&D policy of $150,000. All other employees are provided with a district-paid Life and AD&D policy of $100,000.
A voluntary Life and AD&D policy is offered to employees who wish to elect additional Life and AD&D insurance through payroll deduction. A dependent plan is also available for employees who wish to cover their spouse or dependent children.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees may contribute to a medical reimbursement account and/or dependent care reimbursement account to pay for unreimbursed medical and/or dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
A comprehensive EAP is provided to help employees and their family members find direction in solving problems.
Education Assistance Program
Continued education is encouraged and reimbursed up to $5,000 per Fiscal Year.
9/80 Work Schedule
In addition to the benefits listed above, EVWD offers a 9/80 flexible work schedule and professional development opportunities.