Benefits Information

The following benefits are among those available to eligible positions (full-time and some part-time): 

Health Insurance - The City provides medical, dental, life insurance, and long-term disability for employees. Employees can opt for vision coverage and additional optional voluntary life for self and dependents.

Retirement - The City matches an employee's required contribution of 7% to the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a contribution of 14%. The retirement program contributions begin upon date of hire. Employees vest in the retirement system after five years of employment and are eligible for retirement after 20 years. City employees also participate in Social Security.

Sick Leave - Sick leave is accrued on the basis of four hours per pay period (104 hours per year). The Fire Department on 24 hour shift accrues 156 hours per year.


Fire Department - 24 hour shift Employees:

City Years of Service Hours Accrued Per Year 
 0-9 180
 10-19 240
 20+ 300

Police/Fire Department Employees (working equivalent of 8 hour shift):

City Years of Service Hours Accrued Per Year 
 0-9 120 
 10-19 160
 20+ 200

All Other City Employees (except Police/Fire):

 City Years of Service  Hours Accrued Per Year
 0-4 80
 5-9 120
 10-19 160
 20+ 200

Longevity Pay - Employees become eligible for longevity pay after five years of service. Sworn officers of the police and fire departments receive longevity pay as required by state law.

Holidays - Each eligible employee is paid for 10 holidays per year. Some part-time may be eligible based on length of service. Seasonal positions do not receive holiday benefits.

Wellness Day - Full-time employees that meet wellness program criteria receive a wellness day off with pay.

Deferred Compensation - A Deferred Compensation (457) plan is administered through the ICMA Retirement Corporation. The City offers payroll deduction and the employee chooses the amount of investment and investment choices.

Employee Assistance Program - The City provides an employee assistance program through a third-party provider. Each employee has access to employee assistance for various confidential counseling services.

Flexible Benefit Plan - Dependent health insurance premiums can be deducted from an employee's pre-tax income. Employees may also participate in a flexible spending account by setting aside pre-tax income to pay for unreimbursed health expenses and dependent child care.


This is provided as general information and does not replace any benefits or procedures as outlined in the City of Burleson Employee Handbook or in any other applicable administrative policies or procedures. These employee benefits are subject to change without notice by the employer.

Additional Information

Contact the Human Resources Department for additional information at 817-426-9642.