Apprenticeship Training for New Recruits. GI Bill Benefits for Veterans.
Apprenticeship training is skilled on-the-job training supplemented with related instruction. A veteran may receive GI Bill benefits while working full time and earning wages. The N.C. Department of Labor Apprenticeship and Training Bureau is the State Approving Agency for veterans in apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs in North Carolina. The apprenticeship program with the Fayetteville Police Department is a two year program and all new recruits are eligible to participate in the program. For additional information click on the link to the North Carolina Department of Labors website or contact our police recruiter at 910-433-1902.
Health and Dental Insurance
The City of Fayetteville Employee Healthcare Benefit Plan provides comprehensive and affordable health and dental coverage while maintaining reasonable costs to employees. Coverage is available for all regular status employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week. Employees may also choose to cover eligible dependents. The City offers two health plans from which to chose. Premiums are deducted on a bi-weekly, pre-tax basis, with the City paying a portion of the premium. Coverage begins on the 31st day of employment.
Medical Plan - Semi-Monthly Contributions
Dental Plan - Semi-Monthly Contributions
The City of Fayetteville observes 11 paid holidays per calendar year. The approved holidays are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, 2 days at Thanksgiving and 2 days at Christmas.
Employees earn vacation leave beginning the first day of employment, however, they are not eligible to take leave for 6 months. Leave accruals are based upon the number of years of service and the number of hours an employee is scheduled to work.
Regular employees earn sick leave in proportion to the number of hours they are scheduled to work per week. Sick leave accruals begin on the first day of employment. Sick leave hours accumulate without limits and may be used toward credible service upon retirement from the NC Local Government Retirement System.
Police Officers are eligible to receive additional pay for the completion of a degree from an accredited college or university. $2,500 is awarded for a Bachelor's degree and $1,250 for an Associate's Degree.
Uniforms and Equipment are provided at no cost to the employee.
The City assists our employees in securing their financial future. Regular status employees who are scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week, become members in the Local Governmental Employee's Retirement System, administered by the State of North Carolina As a member of this system, employees are required to contribute 6 percent of their gross salary on a tax-deferred basis.
Deferred Compensation Plans
To further assist employees in saving for retirement, the City offers two supplemental retirement savings programs. These programs offer employees an opportunity to save a portion of their salary on a tax-deferred basis to supplement their retirement benefit.
Prudential 401K Plan
Per NC State Law, sworn officers are automatically enrolled into the North Carolina Prudential State Retirement Plan. In addition, the City contributes 5% into each sworn officers 401(k) account.
ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
A 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is a supplemental retirement savings program that allows the participant to make contributions before taxes are deducted. Contributions are handled through payroll deduction, reducing taxes each pay period.
With a 457 Plan:
- Participants reduce current income taxes while investing for retirement
- Earnings are tax-deferred until withdrawn
- It’s portable—contributions can be rolled into a new public sector Employer’s retirement plan.
- Nothing in the account is forfeited in the event of death. The designated beneficiaries receive the remaining funds.
The first year an employee contributes to the retirement system, the city provides a death benefit of $3,000. After one year as a contributing member of the Retirement System, a death benefit is provided that is equal to the highest 12 months' salary in a row during the 24 months before death, no less than $25,000 and no more than $50,000. There is no cost to the employee for these benefits.
Pay Periods/Direct Deposit
City employees are paid bi-weekly, every other Friday. As an added convenience and safety measure, the City requires all new employees to sign up for direct deposit of their payroll checks.
Additional Supplemental Benefits
Realizing that each employee may have different insurance needs, the City offers its employees the opportunity to supplement City-provided benefits by selecting from the benefits listed below. These benefits are offered at employee's expense through payroll deduction:
Term Life Insurance (Pre-tax basis first $50,000 for employees)
Cancer/Dread Disease Insurance (Pre-tax basis)
Vision Insurance (Pre-tax basis)
Universal Life Insurance
Healthcare and Dependant Care Reimbursement Account (Pre-tax basis)
The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about the City of Fayetteville's Equal Opportunity Policy visit the employment section of the city's website.