City of Storm LakeSummary of Employee Benefits 07-01-2018



New Year’s Day                        Thanksgiving Day                     Good Friday                 Friday after Thanksgiving

Memorial Day                           Christmas Eve Day                   July 4th                        Christmas Day

LaborDay                                Personal Holiday

*(Eligibleafter 60 days of service.  Must work the day preceding and the dayfollowing Holiday, excluding approved vacation, to be eligible for HolidayPay.)

PaidSick Leave*

8 hours per month (12 hours for Patrol Officers) accrues to a maximum of 1440 hours. 40 hours of accrued sick leave per year may be used for Family Care Leave.   ***(Eligible after 6 months of service)

PaidVacation*  **

After 1 year – 40 hours                         After 10 years  - 120 hours 

After 2 years – 80 hours                       After 12 years – 128 hours 

After 3 years – 88 hours                       After 14 years – 136 hours 

After 5 years – 96 hours                       After 16 years – 144 hours 

After 7years – 104 hours                     After 18years – 152 hours 

After 9years – 112 hours                     After 20years – 160 hours 

*(Must useaccrued vacation within one year of the employee’s anniversary date followingthe year it was accrued.) 

 **Thischart is for 8 hour shift employees only.

PaidBereavement Leave

Up to 40hours for funeral/death of spouse or child, up to 24 hours for funeral/death ofan immediate family member, up to 8 hours for the funeral/death of a relativethrough first cousin.


90% PaidMedical insurance for employee and dependents.  

2018Calendar year costs to employees:

Single$24.81/pay period.  Family $65.10/pay period. 

Paid Lifeinsurance for employees and dependents. (Limit of $50,000 coverage/employee, upto age 65)

Paid Disabilityinsurance for employees.     125 Flex plan.

DentalInsurance 2018 Calendar year costs to employees per pay period

Employee $1.04 ** Employee/Family $4.51 ** Employee/Spouse $2.13 ** Employee/Child $3.00


LongevityPlan – Annual lump sum payment on employee’s anniversary date paycheck.

After 3years of service   $225.00

After 5years of service   $350.00

After 10years of service $600.00

After 15years of service $850.00

After 20years of service $950.00


IPERS(Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)

Currentlythe City of Storm Lake contributes 9.44% of employee’s salary.  Theemployee contributes 6.29% (tax deferred). 

 Volunteerfirefighters IPERS rates 6.81% employee, Employer 10.21%


411(Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System)

Currentlythe City of Storm Lake contributes 26.02% of employee’s base salary.



The Cityof Storm Lake has two deferred compensation plans (457) that employees maychoose to join.