The City of Owasso extends a full range of benefits to its regular, full-time employees in order to attract qualified candidates for employment, promote a general sense of health and well-being, and to ensure quality of life for our employees. The list below reflects the City of Owasso's core benefits and other voluntary benefits available to employees upon hire. The contents of this website do not represent a contract for benefits or a guarantee of continuation of specified coverages.
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
OMRF Defined Contribution (Thrift) Plan 401(A)
Regular, full-time employees may voluntarily contribute to the OMRF Defined Contribution (Thrift) Plan. The City contributes 1/2 up to 2% of employee's contributions on an after-tax basis, and is calculated after taxes have been deducted. Employees may also make additional contributions to the plan up to the maximum designated by the IRS. Several options are provided for investment purposes, and employees are vested in both their own contributions and the City's at five (5) years of service.
ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Regular, full-time employees may voluntarily contribute to the ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employee contributions to the 457 Plan occur through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis. This allows the employee to defer taxes each pay period until the contributions are withdrawn.
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for health, dental, vision, and life coverage the first day of the month following hire. An employee's spouse and dependents up to age 26 are also eligible for coverage.
The City of Owasso offers the opportunity to utilize pre-tax spending accounts through payroll deduction. Available under this pre-tax option are qualified insurance premiums (including health, dental and vision), out-of-pocket medical expenses (i.e. co-payments, medical and dental deductibles, and other medical expenses not covered by insurance), dependent/child care expenses and other voluntary products.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help employees maintain emotional health by providing counseling services for various life issues, including marital, work-related, financial, legal, emotional, parent-child, or alcohol-drug related issues. This confidential service is offered at no charge.
A voluntary sick incentive program is provided by the City to encourage appropriate use of sick time and provide a short-term disability provision for enrolled employees.
Regular, full-time employees are entitled to receive tuition reimbursement for any classes taken in pursuit of an undergraduate degree, with a minimum grade of "C." With approval of the City Manager, employees may receive tuition reimbursement for any classes taken in pursuit of a graduate degree, with a minimum grade of "B." All tuition reimbursement is based upon tuition rates provided by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education standard.