Benefits

KISSIMMEE UTILITY AUTHORITY

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

 

  1. PROBATIONARY PERIOD – All new employees are required to serve a probationary period of six (6) months during their initial employment.

 

  1. SICK LEAVE – Full time employees accrue sick leave from the date of hire at a rate of one (1) day per month. The six (6) month probationary period must be served before sick leave may be used.  Two (2) sick days per fiscal year (October 1 – September 30) may be converted to “emergency leave” days for personal reasons.  One (1) sick day per year may be converted to a “non-emergency” day.

 

  1. VACATION – 1 year = 10 days, 2 years = 11 days, 3 years = 12 days, 4 years = 13 days, 5 years = 14 days, 6 to 8 years = 15 days, 9 to 11 years = 16 days, 12 to 14 years = 17 days, 15 to 17 years = 18 days, 18 years = 19 days, 19 years = 19 days, 20 years = 20 days, 21 years = 21 days, 22 years = 22 days, 23 years = 23 days, 24 years = 24 days, 25+ years = 25 days.

 

  1. FUNERAL LEAVE – Upon approval of the Department Vice President, an employee may be granted up to three (3) days off with pay to attend the funeral of an immediate family member. If additional time is necessary, two (2) more days may be taken, but must be charged to vacation or sick leave with the Department Vice President’s approval.

 

  1. HOLIDAYS – There are 11 holidays available. They are: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and each employee’s birthday.  The employee’s birthday may be taken as a floating day anytime during the calendar year.

 

  1. LIFE, MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE – Coverage will be effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.

 

  • LIFE INSURANCE – The life insurance is based upon your annual salary (one x annual salary – not to exceed $200,000). KUA pays total premium for employee. Optional dependent life is $0.77 bi-weekly, which consists of $5,000 on spouse and $2,500 on children over 6 months up to 26 years of age.

 

  • MEDICAL INSURANCE – This insurance is not for occupational injuries. KUA pays the total premium for the employee’s coverage and $100.00 towards dependent coverage per month. In addition, you may purchase coverage for your dependents.  KUA offers three plans to choose from.

 

  • DENTAL & VISION INSURANCES – KUA pays the total premium for the employee’s coverage. You may also purchase coverage for your dependents.  KUA offers an HMO and a PPO plan.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) – KUA pays for this confidential service which is available to all employees and their family members.

 

  1. DEFERRED COMPENSATION (457) – KUA offers a Deferred Compensation plan with MassMutual.

 

  1. PENSION PLAN – An employee is partially vested after 5 years of service and fully vested after 10 years of service. The normal retirement age is 62 and early retirement age is 55.

 

  1. LONGEVITY PAY – This pay begins after an employee has completed five (5) years service. At this time, the employee will receive a pay of two percent (2%) of his/her annual wage, during the month of December. This pay will increase according to the following schedule: 10 years – 3%, 15 years – 4%, 20+ years – 5%.

 

  1. EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE – KUA may reimburse up to one hundred percent (100%) of the approved tuition costs incurred by an employee taken at an approved educational institution. Not more than two (2) college courses may be reimbursed at any one time. Also, this must be approved in advance of taking the course.

 

  1. SECTION 125 PLAN – Every January 1st employees will be enrolled to have their benefit deductions pre-taxed unless they opt out. This election may not be changed for the plan year unless they have a qualifying event as established by the Federal Government.

 

  1. SAFETY AWARDS – Award of one half (1/2) day off (low to medium risk) or one (1) day off (high risk employees) if you have not suffered a lost-time injury within one year starting October 1 through September 30 (fiscal year).

 

 PART-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

 

  1. PROBATIONARY PERIOD – All new employees are required to serve a probationary period of six (6) months during their initial employment.

 

  1. VACATION – The actual amount of leave accrued will be prorated on the portion of a full work week (40 hours) actually worked. For example, a 3-year employee would be eligible to accrue 12 days annually or 1 day per month, however, if they only worked 20 hours per week (as opposed to 40 hours), they would only accrue at a rate of 6 days annually or ½ day per month.  The original part time hire date will be used to determine how many leave days they will be eligible to earn (i.e., 1 year = 10 days; 2 years = 11 days; 3 years = 12 days).

 

  1. HOLIDAYS – There are 11 holidays available. They are: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and each employee’s birthday.  The employee’s birthday may be taken as a floating day anytime during the calendar year. Part time employees are eligible to receive four (4) hours of holiday pay and four (4) hours for their birthday.

 

  1. DISCRETIONARY TIME – Part-time employees may qualify to receive discretionary time off.

 

  1. MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE – Coverage will be effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.

 

  • MEDICAL INSURANCE – This insurance is not for occupational injuries. KUA pays the total premium for the employee’s coverage and $100.00 towards dependent coverage per month. In addition, you may purchase coverage for your dependents.  KUA offers three plans to choose from.

 

  • DENTAL & VISION INSURANCES – KUA pays the total premium for the employee’s coverage. You may also purchase coverage for your dependents.  KUA offers an HMO and a PPO plan.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) – KUA pays for this confidential service which is available to all employees and their family members.

 

  1. DEFERRED COMPENSATION (457) – KUA offers a Deferred Compensation plan with MassMutual.

 

  1. SECTION 125 PLAN – Every January 1st employees will be enrolled to have their benefit deductions pre-taxed unless they opt out. This election may not be changed for the plan year unless they have a qualifying event as established by the Federal Government.