Check Out Our Employee Benefits

The City-Parish government offers full-time, regular classified employees an excellent benefits package.

Basic Life Insurance

City-Parish provides a group life policy on each employee at no cost to the employee. The policy includes both Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.

City-Parish Employees Retirement System (CPERS)

CPERS was established on January 1, 1973. All employees are automatically enrolled in the system from employment date. The Retirement System is funded by 9.5% contributions by employees and also contributions by the City-Parish.

Civil Leave

Employees shall be granted time off without loss of pay for the following: performing jury duty in any local, state, or federal court; serving as an election commissioner in either a primary or general election; subpoenaed to appear before a court, public body, commission, or board regarding his/her performance of duties with the City-Parish; or subpoenaed on behalf of a governmental entity.

Credit Union

Employees and family members are eligible to join the credit union at any time. Payroll deductions are used for the purchase of shares and the repayment of loans. The credit union offers accounts and money machine use to all members.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employees and their families are offered confidential professional assessment and counseling services.

Family Medical Leave

An eligible employee shall be entitled to a total of 12 weeks' leave during any calendar year. An employee must have been employed at least 12 months and must have worked 1,250 hours in the preceding calendar year.

Funeral Leave

Employees receive leave without loss of pay not to exceed 24 hours, dependent on the relationship of the deceased family member.

Health Insurance

Medical and dental health insurance plans are available to City-Parish employees. The City-Parish pays a portion of the premiums, dependent on the type of coverage.


All employees in the classified civil service receive 11 paid holidays established by the Metropolitan Council.

Military Leave

Employee is granted 15 days' leave of absence per calendar year with pay.

Sick Leave

Employees hired prior to April 4, 2015: Sick leave is earned on a pro-rated schedule according to years of service. There shall be no maximum to the number of sick days which may be accumulated.

Employees hired on or after April 4, 2015: Sick leave is earned on a pro-rated schedule according to hours worked within a week. The maximum accrual of sick leave is up to 480 hours (pro-rated based on scheduled hours).

Tax-Deferred Compensation Program

Employees are eligible to have a portion of their salary paid directly to a tax-deferred compensation program.

Training/Employee Development Program

The available training programs provide employees with a means to increase their capabilities and opportunities for advancement.

Tuition Reimbursement Program

City-Parish employees have an opportunity to obtain additional education, therefore increasing their job skills, as well as preparing them for future advancement.

Vacation Leave

Vacation is earned on a pro-rated schedule according to years of service. The maximum number of vacation days that can be accumulated is five years of accrued time.

Voluntary Insurance Benefits

City-Parish offers additional voluntary insurance benefits wherein the employee is responsible for 100% of the premium. Choices include: cancer, critical illness, flexible spending account (FSA), health spending account (HSA), long-term disability, off-the-job accident, optional life, short-term disability, universal life, vision, and dental.

Workers' Compensation

City-Parish employees are covered by the Louisiana State Workers Compensation Act. This is a system for compensating those accidentally injured and/or disabled at a direct result of employment.