City Employees - Vacation and Key Benefits

Basic Summary

The City of St. Louis offers a wide variety of benefits to its employees.  Benefits are offered to eligible City employees on a voluntary basis and deductions are on a bi-weekly basis.  

Key Provisions

The following are some key provisions of The City of St. Louis Benefit Plan:
  • Full-time employees are eligible
  • Coverage for spouse is offered (dependent supporting documentation requirement)
  • Domestic partners are eligible for coverage (pending approval of completed Affidavit of Domestic Partnership + dependent supporting documentation requirement)
  • Dependent children coverage is offered (dependent supporting documentation requirement)
    • until age 26 for Medical Insurance
    • Age 26 for Dental Insurance
  • Deductions for Medical and Dental benefits can be taken on either before or after tax basis
  • Changes in coverage can be made at open enrollment periods or due to a life-change qualifying event, such as marriage, birth of a child, etc.
  • Open enrollment periods for Medical and Dental Insurance are held annually prior to the beginning of the fiscal year
  • Open enrollment period for Legal is held annually prior to the beginning of the calendar year
  • Enrollment period for AFLAC, Washington National (formerly CONSECO), and Accidental Death & Dismemberment is ongoing.

For inquiries about employee benefits key provisions, employees may email

Vacation Time

The City offers excellent vacation program providing annual vacation leave approximately as follows:
  • Two weeks after one year
  • Three weeks after five years
  • Four weeks after ten years
  • Four and one-half weeks after fifteen years
  • Five weeks after twenty years

Employees may make inquiries about vacation time directly to their Department Payroll Contact/Clerk/Specialist.


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