Employee Benefits

Full-Time City Employees

All benefits are effective the 1st of the month following full time hire date.


Type of Insurance
Additional Information
Health Insurance
100% 80% High Deductible Plan with a Health Savings Account. Gilsbar Administrator affiliated with the BCBS Network.
Life Insurance
2 times your annual salary with a minimum of $50,000 coverage.  Coverage through Mutual of Omaha
Dental Insurance
100% 80% Coverage through Ameritas Dental
Vision Coverage 
Dependent coverage is available in a 3-tiered optional program.  Coverage through Ameritas - EyeMed.
Short Term Disability
100% N/A 60% of your weekly salary following an elimination period of 30 calendar days for non work related illness or injury.  Coverage through Mutual of Omaha.

Time Off Benefits

Amount of Days Per Year

Paid Time Off
19 days accrual in the first year

Holidays Off
10 days per year


The City of Show Low recognizes the following holidays:
  • New Years Eve 1/2 of a day (4 Hours) when New Year's Day falls on a Tuesday through Friday
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve 1/2 of a day (4 hours) when Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday through Friday
  • Christmas Day

Probationary Period

There is a 1 year probationary period for new employees.

Arizona State Retirement System

The Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) program is mandatory for all full-time employees who are not certified police officers. This will cause a deduction of approximately 11.80% of employee gross wages. 11.64% is ASRS and .16% is Long Term Disability.

Wellness Program

The wellness program includes an annual health workup as well a  flu shot in the Fall. Various fitness programs may be offered for voluntary participation.

Additional Optional Benefits

Cafeteria 125

This is a flexible benefit program for employees with enrollment services provided by AFLAC. Some items include:
  • Accident insurance
  • Accident or sickness disability
  • Cancer expense insurance
  • Dependent care assistance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Unreimbursed medical expenses
  • Voluntary life insurance

Deferred Compensation-457 Plans available

Arizona Central Credit Union

Arizona Central Credit Union is the bank that the city uses to provide Health Savings Accounts to our employees covered under our High Deductible Health Plan.

Continuing Education & Training Programs

Check with the head of the department you work for to find out more about these opportunities.

Employee Cell Phone Program

Employees are given the option to participate in a government rate plan with a cellular phone provided in Show Low. Please check with Human Resources for more information.

Conditional Offer Employment

Conditional upon applicant's successful pass of a physical and drug screen, finger printing, and background check.

Newborn Babies

Please remember that all newborn babies must be added to your insurance within the first 30 days following birth. Call Human Resources with the baby’s birth date and name, and come in to Human Resources complete the necessary paperwork.