Benefits Overview

Active Employees

The information on this page is intended to provide a general summary of benefits available to miscellaneous employees of the City and County of San Francisco and is not legally binding. The exact benefits an employee is entitled to receive is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between the City and County of San Francisco and the employee organization or union representing the employee's classification, as well as various provisions of ordinances, the Charter and Civil Service Commission Rules. Access to these benefits is based upon appointment type and work schedule.

Health Benefits

The City’s health benefits are administered by the San Francisco Health Service System.

City employees with a regular work schedule of twenty hours or more where there is a reasonable expectation that the employee will work 1,040 or more hours within 12 months of appointment are eligible for health insurance, including dental and vision coverage upon hire. For details on these benefits and employer/employee costs, see links below:

Health Benefits (2015) Health Benefits (2016)
Health Premium Rates (2015) Health Premium Rates (2016)

 

Paid Leaves

The City provides the following standard paid leaves for fulltime employees. Information on additional paid leaves may be found in the Employee Handbook.

  • Vacation: Ten (10) days accrued per year, one year after hire; fifteen (15) days accrued per year upon 5 years of service; twenty (20) days accrued per year upon 15 years of service; and
  • Sick Leave: Thirteen (13) days accrued per year; and
  • Legal Holidays: Eleven (11) days per year; and
  • Floating Holidays: Four (4) to Five (5) days allotted per year depending upon the collective bargaining agreement.
Benefit Contributions
  • 2.0% mandatory contribution to the City’s Retiree Health Care Trust Fund; and
  • 7.5% - 11.5% mandatory, miscellaneous employee retirement contribution (this amount is subject to change depending on the employer’s contribution rate, pursuant to recently enacted Proposition C on the City’s November 2011 ballot—access the voter pamphlet for more information); and
  • 7.65% mandatory contribution to Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) consisting of 6.2% contribution to Social Security and 1.45% contribution to Medicare.

Retirees

Health Benefits

The City’s health benefits are administered by the San Francisco Health Service System.

Retiring employees have access to retiree healthcare if they have more than 5 years of service upon retirement. Retirees receive 100% of the City's contribution to retiree health care with 20 or more years of service, 75% with 15 or more years of service, and 50% with 10 or more years of service. For details on these benefits and employer/employee costs, see links below:

Health Benefits (2015) Health Benefits (2016)
Health Premium Rates (2015) Health Premium Rates (2016)

 

Pension Benefits

The City’s pension benefits are administered by the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Most new hires will be eligible for a defined benefit, 2.3%@65 miscellaneous pension based on their highest three year average. 

Additionally, miscellaneous employees are enrolled in Social Security.