The City of Franklin offers a competitive benefits package including retirement, medical, dental, life insurance, and long-term disability. These and additional benefits are outlined below.
Medical - The City offers medical insurance benefits through a self-funded plan administered by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Employees may choose between two deductible plan options. Full-time employees become eligible upon completion of 30 days of employment and will be effective the first of the following month.
Dental - The City offers dental coverage through Delta Dental of Tennessee to all full-time employees at no cost. Employees also have the option of enrolling in Family coverage. Full-time employees become eligible upon completion of 30 days of employment and will be effective the first of the following month.
Life - The City offers Life Insurance coverage through AETNA to all full-time employees at no cost. Employees become eligible upon the first of the month following 90 days of active service. This coverage includes a Basic Policy equal to one times the employees' annual base salary (Double indemnity for accidental death and dismemberment.), and a Supplemental Policy of $50,000.
Long-Term Disability - Long-Term Disability coverage is provided to all full-time employees through AETNA at no cost to the employee. Employees become eligible upon the first of the month following 90 days of active service. This benefit pays 60% of the base salary, up to a maximum of $6,000 a month, following a 90 day elimination period.
Vacation Leave - Full-time employees accrue vacation leave according to their years of service as listed below:
0 - 5 years of service 10 working days per year
6 - 11 years of service 15 working days per year
12 - 17 years of service 18 working days per year
18 + years of service 24 working days per year
Sick Leave - Full-time employees accrue one sick day per month.
Holidays - The City has 11 paid holidays per year. New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and day after, Christmas Day and bonus Christmas Day.
Section 125 Cafeteria Plan - Allows the employee to pay for certain eligible insurance premiums on a Pre-Tax basis.
Flexible Benefits Plan - Tax-saving Medical Reimbursement and Dependent Care plans are available.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - This program through LifeServices EAP is a service provided to employees and household family members at no cost. It provides confidential, professional short-term counseling and referral for long-term care. Assistance is provided in a number of areas including relationship problems, substance abuse issues, financial problems and stress.
Other Voluntary Insurance - Full-time employees may elect voluntary insurance coverage such as Short-Term Disability and additional Life Insurance for themselves and dependents.
Williamson County Recreation Center discounts - City employees qualify for a free annual membership with the Williamson County Recreation Center. An annual family pass may be purchased for $100.
Southeast Financial Credit Union - Credit Union membership is available to City employees.
Longevity - Upon completion of five, ten, fifteen, twenty, or five-year additional incremental periods of service, employees become eligible for a longevity service award bonus.
Wellness Program - The Employee Wellness Program provides opportunities for employees to participate in annual health screenings, seasonal flu shots, health fair, walking program and other wellness related activities.