Careers: Non-Sworn Benefits
Non-Sworn Benefits Summary
|Paid Holidays||New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
Day After Thanksgiving
(Refer to Personnel Policy 419, Holiday Compensation, for additional information.)
|Vacation Days||120 hours/year* Less than 5 years of service*
160 hours/year At least 5 years but < 12 years of service
180 hours/year At least 12 years but < 15 years of service
200 hours/year At least 15 years but < 30 years of service
240 hours/year 30 or more years of serviceVacation leave is granted on January 1 of each calendar year.
*Newly hired members will not receive vacation time until January 1 of
the next calendar year.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 710, Vacation (V) Leave Time, for additional information.)
|Quality Days||All members are entitled to five (5) days or forty (40) hours of Quality (Q) Day time per calendar year.
Members with at least ten (10) years of service, but less than twelve (12) years of service, may use up to
Members assigned to the 10-4 schedule will receive two (2) hours of EX-time to complete a full day off
(Refer to Personnel Policy 760, Extra (E) Time Personal Leave (Y) Time, Quality (Q) Time and
|Religious Holidays||A member may request two (2) days off per year without pay for the observance of a religious holiday.|
|Direct Deposit||Members’ paychecks are directly deposited into their bank account. A Direct Deposit Request Form, Form 5729 P.D. is completed upon employment.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 401, Direct Deposit, for additional information.)
|Shift Differential||Members permanently assigned to Watch I and III receive $120 per month for shift differential.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 415, Shift Differential, for additional information.)
|Overtime Pay &
|Overtime pay and compensatory time are 1.5 times the hourly rate.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 418, Overtime/Court Time Compensation, for additional information.)
|Call Back Pay & Court Time||Four hours at 1.5 times the hourly rate are guaranteed when called back more than one (1) hour after initial shift. Members required to attend court during non-duty hours shall receive a minimum of two (2) hours of overtime compensation.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 418, Overtime/Court Time Compensation, for additional information.)
|Aerobics Program||Members may be awarded a specific number of Extra (E) Days off with pay, up to four (4) days per year, for successful participation in the program.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 811, Aerobics Program, for additional information.)
|Jury Duty||Leave with pay for jury duty; jury pay and travel expenses are retained by the member.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 230, Jury Duty, for additional information.)
|Sick Leave||Members accrue eight (8) hours per month, cumulative.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 740, Sick Leave, for additional information.)
|Personal Leave||Members are allowed to convert a maximum of 16 hours of Sick Leave per calendar year for use as Personal Leave days.|
|Injury Leave||Paid Injury Leave is granted to a member who is absent from work because of a work-related injury.
(Circumstances will be reviewed.)
|Funeral Leave||Members may be granted funeral leave to attend a funeral.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 708, Funeral Leave, for additional information.)
|Family & Medical Leave Act||Up to twelve (12) weeks of leave (480 hours) with or without pay during each calendar year (after first full year of employment).
Leave will be granted for birth, adoption or placement of a foster child, care for immediate family with a serious health condition
or the serious health condition of the member. Leave can also be used to fulfill a member’s family obligation related to military
leave or care for a service member in the military. Up to twenty-six (26) weeks of leave (1,040 hours) will be granted for Military
(Refer to Personnel Policy 746, Family and Medical Leave, for additional information.)
|Health Insurance||The department’s current health insurance coverage is through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City. Blue Cross plans are available on an individual, individual plus-one, and family basis. Contact the Benefits Section at 816-234-5419 or 816-234-5389 with questions.|
|Dental Insurance||The department’s current dental insurance coverage is through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City. Two voluntary dental insurance plans are offered. Contact the Benefits Section at 816-234-5419 or 816-234-5389 with questions.|
|Long Term Disability Insurance||Available to non-sworn members and paid in full by the department.|
|Benefit Subsidy||Department members are granted $6.00 per month Benefit Subsidy to be used to purchase either department sponsored health or dental insurance.|
|Life Insurance||The department provides each employee with Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage in the amount of one times your annual base earnings ($50,000 minimum and $150,000 maximum). Department members who wish to purchase additional insurance can do so equal to 1.5 times your annual base salary. Members may also purchase life insurance for their dependents. Contact the Benefits Section at 816-234-5419 or 816-234-5389 with questions.|
|Section 125 Premium Savings Plan||Members are allowed to pay insurance premiums (health, dental and life) with pre-tax dollars.|
|Employee Assistance Program||This program is available to members and their families free of charge through New Directions. Confidential professional assistance or counseling services are available for emotional problems, chemical dependency, financial problems, legal problems, or other personal issues. Simply call the New Directions Employee Assistance Program to arrange a confidential appointment at 816-237-2352 or 800-624-5544.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 820, Employee Assistance Program, for additional information.)
|Flexible Spending Account||The Flexible Spending Account allows members to pay fewer taxes when paying for certain medical and/or childcare expenses. This is an annual
plan that begins January 1st and ends December 31st every year. Funds are payroll deducted from 24 paychecks/year. Members may set aside up to $2,550 for medical expenses and/or up to $5,000 for dependent care expenses. Due to IRS regulations any money left in your account cannot be returned to you.
New department members have thirty (30) days to enroll; otherwise they must wait until open enrollment for the following plan year. Contact the Benefits
Section at 816-234-5419 or 816-234-5389 with questions.
|Tuition Reimbursement||Depending upon the availability of funds, the department will reimburse members who have completed one year of full time employment, up to 75% of tuition and up to $150 per term/$600 per year for required textbooks, at an accredited college or university for any subject in which a grade of “C” or above is attained.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 625, Educational Assistance Program or contact the College Coordinator at 816-234-5414 with questions.)
|College Incentive Pay||Members are eligible to receive college incentive pay:
– Associate’s Degree – $50/month
– Bachelor’s Degree – $75/month
– Master’s Degree or higher – $100/month
(Refer to Personnel Policy 407, College Incentive Program or contact the College Coordinator at 816-234-5414 with questions.)
|Deferred Compensation||A tax deferred 457(b) and/or Roth 457(b) retirement plan is available to members at any time during their employment. Contributions are payroll deducted from all 26 paychecks. The minimum contribution is $25 per paycheck. The maximum contribution is regulated by the IRS. For additional information, contact the Deferred Compensation Coordinator at 816-234-5414.|
|Workers’ Compensation Insurance||Members are covered by the provisions of the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law for injury or illness arising out of or in the course of employment with the
department. In the event of a line-of-duty-death, workers’ compensation pays a benefit to the surviving dependent(s).
(Refer to the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law for additional information.)
|Credit Union||The Greater KC Public Credit Union offers a complete line of services to members of the department and their family members. The main branch location of the Credit Union is located at 2800 E. 14th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The telephone number is 816-504-2800.|
|Resignation Compensation||Vacation Leave = Actual amount accrued.
Sick leave = members with at least one (1) year of continuous employment will be paid at the ratio of 1:4 (one hour’s pay for each four hours of accrued sick leave). (Refer to Personnel Policy 450, Separation Compensation and Clearance Procedures, for additional information.)
|Retirement Compensation||Vacation Leave = Actual amount accrued.
Sick leave: 2 accrued days = 1 day of paid compensation.
(Refer to Personnel Policy 450, Separation Compensation and Clearance Procedures, for additional information.)
|Retirement Contributions||Department = 17.50%
Member = 5%
Members begin contributing to the KC Police Retirement System upon employment. Members are required to contribute 5% of their base monthly
compensation. Contributions are deducted from your salary by the Board of Police Commissioners on a pre-tax basis and paid into the pension fund.
|KC Police Retirement System||Tier II – Anyone who becomes a member of the KC Police Retirement System on or after August 28, 2013, is considered a Tier II member.
Benefit Eligibility: Normal retirement is the later of age 67 or the twentieth (20th) anniversary of employment. Members may also be eligible for early unreduced retirement:
1.) at age 62 with at least 20 years of creditable service; or
2.) when the total of their age and years of creditable service equal or exceed 85.
Additionally, members may be eligible for reduced retirement benefits at age 62 with at least 5 years of creditable service.
Benefit Calculation: Annual pension, payable for life, equal to “Final Compensation” x 2% x the number of years of creditable service.
Final compensation: The member’s average annual compensation over the 36 months of service for which the member received the highest base salary.
Duty Related and Non-Duty Related Disability Retirement: May be available, for additional information contact the KC Police Retirement System office.
The Summary Plan Description for retirement benefits is available by contacting the KC Police Retirement System office located at 9701 Marion Park
Drive B, Kansas City, MO, 816-482-8138 or www.kcpers.org.
|Social Security Contribution||Department = 7.65%
Member = 7.65%
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