The City of Newton has established a variety of employee benefit programs designed to assist employees and their eligible dependents in meeting the financial burdens that can result from illness, disability, and death, and to help employees plan for retirement, deal with job related or personal problems, and enhance their job-related skills.
Specifically, the City offers employee benefit programs such as vacation and sick leave; paid holidays; a longevity pay plan; health and dental insurance; flexible benefits; life insurance plans; a wellness program with membership to the Newton Wellness Center or YMCA; training and professional development; retirement benefits; and more.
Employees classified as Exempt, Regular, PD-Shift, Fire/EMS Shift, and Part-Time are eligible to accrue Vacation and Sick Leave.
Vacation Leave – Employees accrue bi-weekly based on their number of years of service.
Sick Leave – Employees working 36-40 hours per week accrue 4 hours of sick leave bi-weekly, to a maximum amount of 720 hours. Fire/EMS is allowed to accrue a maximum of 1,080 hours.
Holidays – The City provides 10.5 paid holidays.
The City of Newton employees may be eligible for the following benefits:
Medical Insurance – Health insurance is provided through the City of Newton's Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas self-funded insurance plan and Dental insurance is provided through Delta Dental of Kansas. Coverage for these plans begins the first day of the calendar month following the first day of employment. Rates vary based on coverage selection and participation in the City’s wellness program. Tiers offered include Employee, Employee+Spouse, Employee+Child(ren), and Employee+Family. Our High Deductible Health Plan qualifies for a Health Savings Account!
Retirement – The City provides Kansas Public Employer’s Retirement System (KPERS) and Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) Retirement Programs.
Deferred Compensation – Optional retirement savings program through the KPERS 457 Plan program is available to employees.
Wellness Program – A wellness program complete with annual health risk assessments, biometric screenings, and flu shots are available to employees. A points tracking system will determine if the employee will receive a health insurance premium discount. Full-time employees are also eligible for discounted memberships to the Newton Recreation Center and the YMCA.
Performance Pay Increases – Employees have an opportunity for a merit increase based on annual performance reviews.
Life Insurance – The City provides full-time employees with Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment. Life insurance in the amount of 150% of the employee’s annual salary is also provided through KPERS and KP&F.
Optional Group Life Insurance – Optional group life insurance is available to employees for themselves, and/or spouse/children provided through KPERS.
Other Optional Insurance – Additional optional insurance is available to employees; including vision (VSP), cancer, accident, short-term disability, and other plans (AFLAC).
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – The EAP provides confidential, professional consultation for assistance in resolving personal issues. This free service is available to full- and regular part-time employees beginning on their first day of employment. Employees may voluntarily seek the services of the EAP as needed. Provided by EMPAC.
Flexible Spending Accounts – Full time employees are eligible to participate in Medical and Dependent Care Spending Accounts. MyFlexOnline.com / Empower
Professional Development – Opportunities to participate in City-sponsored Safety, Wellness and Benefits training.
Longevity Pay – Subject to availability of funds by the governing body in any given year. Paid out annually the day before Thanksgiving.
The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any characteristic protected by state, local or federal law in employment or the provision of services. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the City’s functions including one’s access to, participation, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the ADAAA should contact Human Resources Director Debra Perbeck at 316.284.3640.
Conditions of Employment
In general, members of an immediate family, extended family or a significant other shall not be employed to supervise each other. Definitions of the above include: grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandchild, great-grandparent, great-grand child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew. These include adopted, legal guardian, step, and in-law relationships of the same character.
The City of Newton is committed to a Drug-Free Workplace. We conduct pre-employment, post- employment, post-accident, based on reasonable suspicion, and random drug testing. Applicants who refuse to be tested, test positive, or tamper with the test will not be eligible for employment. Completion of an application does not constitute an employment contract or an offer of employment.
Employment with the City of Newton is considered “at-will” which means either you or the City of Newton may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, and also with or without advance notice. Nothing contained within the City’s applications, advertisement process, or the personnel manual constitute an employment contract.
Questions about employment with the City of Newton, please contact:
Human Resources Director
City of Newton
201 E Sixth, PO Box 426
Newton, KS 67114