Vacation and Key Benefits for City Employees

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 Plans:
  • Full-time employees are eligible.
  • Coverage for spouse is offered with dependent documentation.
  • Domestic partners are eligible for coverage with Affidavit of Domestic Partnership and dependent documentation.
  • Dependent children coverage is offered up to age 26 with supporting documentation.
  • 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 in the Spring prior to the beginning of the Plan year.
  • Open enrollment period for Legal Insurance is held annually in the Spring prior to the beginning of the Plan year.
  • Enrollment period for AFLAC, Washington National (formerly CONSECO), is open during the year.
  • Enrollment for Basic and Optional Life Insurance; Accidental Death and Dismemberment; and Long Term Disability Buy Up Option, is open during the year.
  • Basic Life Insurance and Base (Core) Long Term Disability are City-provided; with no premium responsibility for employees.
  • Optional Life Insurance has a guaranteed issued coverage up to three (3) times the employees annual base salary, up to $250,000, with no questions asked.

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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