The City of Lawton offers a wide variety of comprehensive programs to its benefit eligible employees. They include:
- LIFE INSURANCE
- VOLUNTARY SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE
- PRE-TAX BENEFITS
- MEDICAL PLAN
- DENTAL PLAN
- FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
- DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN
- CITY OF LAWTON EMPLOYEE'S RETIREMENT PLAN
- SICK LEAVE
- PAID VACATION
- HOLIDAY PAY
- LEAVE POLICIES FOR FAMILY ISSUES
- EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
OTHER WORK/FAMILY BENEFITS
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.
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.
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.
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.
The self funded dental plan is provided at no cost to dental eligible employees. The employee may purchase dependent coverage as a payroll deduction.
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.
The City of Lawton deferred compensation program (457 Plan) has been established to provide employees with voluntary investment options designed to supplement their income at retirement. The maximum contribution is $17,500 per year.
All full-time regular employees belong to the City of Lawton Employee Retirement System. Employees contribute 6.3% of eligible wages and the city contributes 10%. Uniformed firefighters and police officers belong to a statewide retirement system.
Sick Leave accumulates at a rate equivalent to 8 hours per month for regular full time employees.
Full-time employees accrue annual vacation at a rate of 6 - 13 hours per month, depending on length of service.
Paid legal holidays for regular full-time employees include:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
In addition, regular full-time employees have forty hours of flexible holiday time that may be used throughout the year.
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.
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.
Professional Memberships, Workshops and Seminars
Employee Suggestion Program
Paid Jury Duty Leave
Comanche County Federal Credit Union
Savings Bond Program