Benefits

We appreciate your interest in employment with the City of Bonner Springs! With a commitment to providing high-quality public services, we seek to hire, develop, and retain City employees who share in this commitment. All employees are important and we do our best to ensure that the best available candidates are hired, while ensuring employees and their families have quality benefits as part of their comprehensive compensation package. 

Benefits for Full Time Employees

Benefit Description
Medical, Dental, Vision Medical
Full-time City of Bonner Springs employees may participate in a comprehensive health insurance plan offered through Cigna. Plan options include no cost to employee for Single Coverage- 100% paid by City. Qualified plans also include a HSA contribution paid by the City. Eligible dependents may also participate.

Dental
Full-time City of Bonner Springs employees may choose to participate in the dental insurance plan offered through Delta Dental of Kansas. Plan options include no cost to employee for Single Coverage- 100% paid by City. Eligible dependents may also participate.

Vision
Full-time City of Bonner Springs employees may choose to participate in the voluntary vision plan offered through VSP. Plan options include no cost to employee for Single Coverage- 100% paid by City. Eligible dependents may also participate.
Retirement Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS / KP&F)
All eligible employees are enrolled in either the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) or the Kansas Police & Fire Retirement System (KP&F). Employee contribution percentages of gross wages are set by the State of Kansas. City contributions are actuarially determined each year and are a higher percentage than contributed by the employee.

Deferred Compensation
The City of Bonner Springs participates in the State of Kansas and Mission Squared (formally ICMA-RC) Deferred Compensation Programs. Deferred compensation is an optional plan that allows employees to postpone receiving part of their current salary until retirement. Employees pay no federal income taxes on the salary deferred or on any investment earnings until received.

Roth IRA
The City of Bonner Springs participates in the  Mission Squared (formally ICMA-RC) Roth IRA Program. A Roth IRA is an optional plan that allows employees to make  provides contributions to investments with potentially tax-free earnings.

Employee Assistance Program An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available through GuidanceResources. The EAP includes six free visits with a professional counselor for all covered employees.
Holidays Observed Paid Holidays
New Years Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Juneteenth
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Holiday (following Friday)
Christmas
Sick Leave 0-4 years - 8 hours per month
5-14 years -10 hours per month
15+ years - 14 hours per month
Maximum accrual - 480 hours
Vacation Leave 0-4 years - 8 hours per month
5-9 years -10 hours per month
10 - 14 years - 12 hours per month
15+ years - 14 hours per month
Maximum accrual - 240 hours
Wellness Program The City, working with Cigna, has implemented a Wellness Program named “MotivateMe." Through the MotivateMe Program, we work to improve our workplace wellness through coaching programs, health assessments, heath engagement incentive rewards, and much more. The primary goal of the program is to give our employees and their spouse’s opportunities to earn rewards for taking charge of and improving their health while motivating employees to voluntarily adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Employees are automatically enrolled in the MotivateMe wellness program, with participation being voluntary. Employees have the opportunity to earn points to become eligible for a wellness bonuses.
Other Benefits
Personal Leave 
Employees are provided 8 hours of Personal Leave Hours per year. Leave may not be carried over from year to year

Longevity Leave
In recognition of an employees service to the, employees are eligible for additional Personal Leave Hours based on tenure with the City with each 5 year anniversary (5, 10, 15, etc.). Leave may not be carried over from year to year.

Death and Disability Benefits
All employees who are contributing members of KPERS or KP&F are eligible for the insured death and disability benefits provided by these programs, which is supplemental to the regular KPERS and KP&F benefits. The cost of this benefit is paid entirely by the City. 

Life Insurance
The City provides life insurance equal to 1 1/2 times the employee's annual salary through KPERS. The City pays 100% of the individual premiums.

Tuition Reimbursement (AHEAD Program)
Employees are eligible for reimbursement for tuition and books for college credit courses taken at an accredited institution to help improve their performance in their current position or better prepare them for promotion to relate and higher level positions.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
The PSLF Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for loan forgiveness of the remaining balance of their Direct Loans after they have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employees full-time by certain public service employers.

Employee Assistance Program
The City has contracted with Saint Luke's Lifewise Employee Assistance Program to provide short term counseling for family issues, marital conflict, divorce adjustment, conflicts in the workplace, step family concerns, grief recovery, communication difficulties, psychological/ emotional problems, substance abuse, and financial or legal problems. This benefit also provides professional development and mentoring opportunities to employees. This program is confidential.

Voluntary Benefits
The City offers supplemental insurance through Benefits Direct. Employees have the opportunity to apply for a variety of insurance offers including: Short Term Disability, Cancer Insurance, Accident Insurance, etc.. Participation is voluntary and fully funded by the employee.

Note


The above benefits are subject to change and based on level of employment. This benefit summary is neither a contract nor the basis for an implied contract between the city and any employee.