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Benefits Available to City Workers

"The City of San Rafael is like one big family!" - Henry Bankhead, Library

Work/Life Balance

We understand the importance of a healthy work/life balance for our employees. We know that a good work/life balance can enable you to feel more in control of your working life and lead to:

  • increased productivity
  • lower absenteeism
  • a happier, less stressed workforce
  • improvements in your health and well-being
  • greater employee loyalty, commitment and motivation

One of the ways that we show our support for your work/life balance is by offering a 7.5 work day as well as the possibility of working an alternative work week.


Our employees receive benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, wellness, employee assistance program, flexible spending programs, and deferred compensation programs.  We participate in the Marin County Employees’ Retirement Association (MCERA) for retirement benefits and contracts with California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide health insurance.

We also offer exciting and rewarding employment opportunities for motivated, talented, and career-minded individuals.  In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefit package. Below is a snapshot of the benefits we offer.


Choice of available CalPERS Medical Plans
Monthly Cafeteria Plan allowance to apply towards medical premium
United Concordia dental
Medical Eye Services (MES) vision (select bargaining groups only)
Basic Life Insurance


MCERA (Marin County Employees' Retirement Association) Retirement
          Classic Members:    Tier 1 - 2.7% @ 55       Tier 2 - 2% at 55
           PEPRA Members:   2% @ 62
Long-term Disability
Semi-Monthly Pay
457 Deferred Compensation Plans available through ICMA and Nationwide
Section 125 Plan for pre-tax Health or Dependent Care expenses 


Gym Reimbursement
Annual flu shots available
Annual Wellness Fair
Employee Commute Program
Employee Green Team

 Additional Perks

Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Voluntary & Dependent Life Insurance (employee option)
Employee Assista
nce Program (confidential counseling and referral services, legal assistance, discounts for travel , entertainment & much more)
Tuition Reimbursement (designated groups)
Training & Professional Development
Employee Recognition Program
Annual Service Award Luncheon & Holiday Luncheon
Free Parking
Flexible Work Schedule (some departments)

Not enough information? Please view our detailed Employee Benefit Summary.

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