General Unit Employee Benefits Summary


Options offered:
Kaiser HMO, Kaiser CDHP*, Anthem HMO, Anthem PPO, and Anthem CDHP*.

Employee contributions:
There is no contribution for employee only coverage. For coverage other than employee only, the contribution is 20% of the total premium after the amount for employee only premium is subtracted for the plan selected.

Dental, Vision, LTD, and Life Insurance**

Employees receive a $150 monthly allowance toward the cost for dental, vision, LTD, and life insurance premiums.


CalPERS 2% @ 62 plan. Employees contribute 50% (6¼%) of the total contribution (12½%). (Qualifying “classic” members are recognized at 2½ @ 55 plan.). Participation is immediate upon hire.

Deferred Compensation (457)**

A Deferred Compensation Plan (457) plan is offered. Employer match of up to $2,500 annually.


The District observes nine holidays each year. Additionally, each employee receives two floating holidays annually. Floating holidays are pro-rated during the first and last year of employment.

Holidays Observed

  • New Year’s Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas


Vacation Accrual
Years of Service Accrual
0-1 year 6 days
2-5 years 12 days
6-10 years 18 days
11-15 years 21 days
16+ years 24 days

Employees in certain job classifications accrue an additional two (2) days of vacation each continuous month worked during the irrigation season. Vacation may be scheduled after 6 months of employment.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of 8 hours per month. Sick leave may be used after 90 days of employment.

Examinations and Continuing Education

In some instances, subject to prior approval, the District will reimburse the cost of job required or continuing education.

Work Boots

The District provides an allowance of up to $250 annually for the purchase of work boots when required.

Union Membership

General Unit employees are represented by the IBEW Local 1245.

**Eligibility is the first of the month following 60 days of employment
*CDHP: Consumer Driven Health Plan or “High Deductible Plan”