Employee Benefit Snapshot

The City of Tucson offers eligible employees a generous benefits package. For comprehensive information, please visit the links below.

Paid Time Off


  TheCity's rich vacatioprograensurethat you have time to rest anrejuvenate.
Eligiblemployees who are new to the City ear13 vacation days annually and work up to 26  days after 20 years of continuous service:

  • 0-1year 13 day(104 hours)
  •   Over 1-2 years = 14 days,5 hours (117 hours)
  •   Over 2-6 years = 16 days, 2 hours (130 hours)
  •   Over 6-9 years = 19 days, 4 hours (156 hours)
  •   Over 9-14 years = 21days,1 hour (169 hours)
  •   Over 14-17 years = 22 days, 6 hours (182 hours)
  •   Over 17-20 years = 24 days, 0 hours (192 hours)
  •   Over 20 years = 26 days,0 hours (208 hours)

Sick Leave

Eligiblemployees earn 13 days(104 hours)of sicleave each year.


Eligible employees receive 1paid holidays:

  •   New Year'sDay
  •  MartinLuther King, Jr.Day
  •  President'sDay
  •  Cesar ChavezDay
  •  MemorialDay
  •  Juneteenth
  •  Independence Day
  •  Labor Day
  •  Veteran's Day
  •  Thanksgiving Day
  •  Christmas Day
  •  Floating Holiday or Birthday (depending upon your position)

Leaves of Absence

The City offers up to 6weekof paid parental leave.

  In addition, leaves are available for FamilMedicaLeave(FMLA), other qualifying  medical reasons,and USERRA


Full-time is defined apermanent or probationary employeeworking 40 or more hours pepay period.  Days are based on 8-hour days.


We're committed to the health of our employees. Our robust wellness program offers opportunities ranging from attaining personal health goals, to competitions, to fun ways to get out and be active.

Medical Insurance

  • Three plans: two high deductible health plan options (with HRA or HSA) and one HMO
  • Generous employer contributions toward rates
  • HRA and HSA include additional employer funding to help pay for out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles and coinsurance
  • HSA participants may make additional pre-tax contributions to their HSA bank accounts

Dental Insurance

Two plans: An HMO and a PPO

Generous employer contributions toward rates

Life Insurance

  • City-paid Basic coverage equal to annual salary rounded up to the nearest thousandth (maximum of $50,000)
  • City-paid Basic coverage for eligible spouses and children equal to $5,000 for dependents age 6 months and older
  • Employee-paid Supplemental coverage based on salary (maximum of $300,000)
  • Employee-paid Spouse coverage (maximum of $22,500)

Long Term Disability

City provides base coverage of up to 60% of base salary to maximum benefit of $4,000 per month for up to five years (6 month elimination period)

Buy-up coverage (employee-paid) pays 60% of salary to maximum of $6,000 per month up to age 65 (90 day elimination period)

Flexible Spending Accounts

Pre-tax, flexible spending accounts for health care and/or dependent care expenses

Voluntary Insurance

Supplemental Voluntary Insurance Products (employee-paid): Disability, life and accident and illness

Employee Assistance Program

  • Provides counseling free to employees and dependents
  • Up to three face-to-face sessions per occurrence per year
  • Unlimited 24/7 access to professionals
  • Financial aid and legal consultation
  • Trusted online resources and tools

Worker’s Compensation

Benefit rate is equal to 2/3 of the employee’s average monthly wage up to a monthly maximum salary of $2400 per month defined by law


  • City of Tucson Supplemental Retirement System is a defined benefit pension plan for civilian employees (not commissioned Police or Fire)
  • Public Safety Personnel Retirement System offers retirement options for commissioned Police and Fire personnel

Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

  • The City of Tucson offers a variety of ways employees may save for retirement

Tuition Reimbursement

Up to $5,250 or 30 credit hours (whichever occurs first) per year to help offset the cost of continuing education


Insurance Benefits: benefitquestions@tucsonaz.gov, (520) 791-4597,

Pension & Deferred Compensation:

Contact Us

Contact Information

City Hall
255 West Alameda
Tucson, AZ 85701

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210

General HR Info 520-791-4241