Human Resources Department
City Hall
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501
580-581-3392

CITY OF LAWTON BENEFITS PROGRAM

The City of Lawton offers a wide variety of comprehensive programs to its benefit eligible employees. They include:

 

LIFE INSURANCE

All benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in basic life, accidental death and dismemberment, and occupational workers compensation coverage. The city pays for these coverages. Employees may also purchase additional voluntary coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents with payment through payroll deduction.

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VOLUNTARY SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE

Eligible employees also may enroll in an optional life insurance program. Employees may purchase additional amounts of coverage on themselves and their dependent children. An employee may apply for as much $500,000, a spouse can request as much as $250,000, and dependent children can be covered for as much as $10,000.

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PRE-TAX BENEFITS

An employee's deductions for medical and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts and the city general employee retirement are all taken on a pre-tax basis. This means that before federal, state and Social Security taxes are calculated and deducted from your pay, these deductions are taken/used to reduce gross pay and thereby reduce taxes.

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MEDICAL PLAN

Medical coverage is available to all benefit-eligible employees and their eligible dependents. The city currently pays 80% of the cost to cover the employee and  50% of   the cost for dependent coverage.

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DENTAL PLAN

The self funded dental plan is provided at no cost to dental eligible employees. The employee may purchase dependent coverage as a payroll deduction.

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FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

The City of Lawton flexible spending accounts allow eligible employees to pay for out-of-pocket health care and depend/elder care expenses with pre-tax dollars. By lowering the taxable income, employees pay less taxes and have more money to spend.

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DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN

The City of Lawton deferred compensation program has been established to provide employees with voluntary investment options designed to supplement their income at retirement. The maximum contribution is $8,000 per year.

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CITY OF LAWTON EMPLOYEE'S RETIREMENT PLAN

All full-time regular employees belong to the City of Lawton Employee Retirement System. Employees contribute 6.3% of eligible wages. Uniformed firefighters and police officers belong to a statewide retirement system.

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SICK LEAVE

Sick Leave accumulates at a rate equivalent to 8 hours per month for regular full time employees.

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Full-time employees accrue annual vacation at a rate of 6 - 13 hours per month, depending on length of service.

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HOLIDAY PAY

Paid legal holidays for regular full-time employees include:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

In addition, regular full-time employees have forty hours of  flexible holiday time that may be used throughout the year.

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LEAVE POLICIES FOR FAMILY ISSUES

City employees may take up to 12 weeks unpaid leave upon the birth/adoption of a child, or to care for a seriously ill immediate family member, or for an employee's serious health condition.

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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

When concerns become overwhelming and affect personal happiness, family relations, performance at work, and even health, professional help is needed.

The Employee Assistance Program offers counseling, education and referral services for employees and their eligible family members. The EAP's counselors provide free, professional counseling services that are strictly confidential.

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OTHER WORK/FAMILY BENEFITS

Educational Assistance/Reimbursement
Professional Memberships, Workshops and Seminars
Service Awards
Employee Suggestion Program
Paid Jury Duty Leave
Bereavement Leave
Career Counseling
Comanche County Federal Credit Union
Savings Bond Program

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