Employee Benefits

Benefits Offered to City Employees

The City of Dothan provides a diverse package of benefit programs for eligible employees, administered by the Personnel Department. The core package includes paid leave plans, a defined benefit retirement plan, and group health, life, and dental insurance plans. In addition, the City offers a (Section 125d) Flexible Compensation Plan, direct deposit, credit unions, and a defined contribution (Section 457) retirement plan.

Paid Leave Plans

  • Vacation leave (12 days per calendar year)
  • Sick leave (12 days per calendar year)
  • Holiday leave (12 days per calendar year)
  • Military leave (21 days per calendar year)

Retirement Systems of Alabama

The Retirement Systems of Alabama provide a defined benefit plan providing eligible employees with a specific benefit at retirement, based on a formula.

Group Insurance

  • Group Health (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama)
  • Group Life (UNUM)
  • Group Dental (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama)

Section 457 Defined Contribution Retirement Plans

  • Section 457 plans are tax-deferred defined contribution retirement plans available to government employees. The City offers two Section 457 plans in which employees may elect to participate.

Section 125d Flexible Compensation Plans

  • Pre-tax Medical Expense Reimbursement Account
  • Pre-tax Dependent Care Expense Reimbursement Account
  • Pre-Tax Insurance Premium Plan

Additional Benefits

  • Direct Deposit
  • Two Credit Unions
  • Voluntary employee and/or dependent life insurance through UNUM
  • Voluntary employee and/or dependent vision coverage through Avesis
  • Voluntary employee short term disability coverage and accident coverage through UNUM
  • City of Dothan Life Insurance Information (PDF)