City of La Quinta: Gem of the Desert

Benefits of Employment with the City of La Quinta


Retirement Benefits
Tier 1 - 2.5% @ 55 formula for employees hired before November 1, 2012 (Employee pays 8%)
Tier 2 - 2.0% @ 60 formula for CalPERS "Classic" members hired after November 1, 2012 (Employee pays 7%)
Tier 3 - 2.0% @ 62 formula for new CalPERS members (Employee pays 6.25%)

The City does not participate in Social Security.

Disability Benefits

Short- and Long-Term Disability.Kaiser Permanente logo


Medical/Life BenefitsBlue Shield logo
Health/dental/vision/life (up to $1,312 per month).


VSP vision provider logoCity employees may choose from five plans offered through either Blue Cross of California, Blue Shield or Kaiser Permanente, all of which are administered through CalPERS Health.  Dental insurance is provided by CIGNA Dental. Vision Insurance is provided by VSP.  Life Insurance is offered in the amounts of $20,000 Term (all employees) and $50,000 Term (Directors only).

                 Anthem Blue Cross logo                      CIGNA logo

Paid Holiday and Sick Days
12 sick days and 12 paid holidays annually.

80 hours of vacation per year (plus 8 hours for each additional year of service up to a maximum of 160 hours per year).

Administrative Leave
40 hours (specific management positions) or 80 hours (Directors) administrative leave per year.

Employee Assistance Program
The City provides this program for all employees at no cost.

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