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.
NoteEmployee benefits are subject to change and based on level of employment. This following summary is neither a contract nor the basis for an implied contract between the City and any employee.
Please view the City's New Hire Guide for more specific information about benefits.
|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.
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.
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.
The City of Bonner Springs participates in the State of Kansas and MissionSquare (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.
The City of Bonner Springs participates in the MissionSquare (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
Thanksgiving Holiday (following Friday)
|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 the “Be Bonner Strong" Wellness Program. Through the 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 Be Bonner Strong wellness program, with participation being voluntary. Employees have the opportunity to earn points to become eligible for discounted health insurance premiums or additional HSA funds and other prizes.
Employees are provided 8 hours of Personal Leave Hours per year. Leave may not be carried over from year to year
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.
The City provides life insurance equal to 1 1/2 times the employee's annual salary through KPERS/KP&F. 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.
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.