We Offer Great Benefits!

Vacation and Sick Leave Accrual

Full-time employees receive vacation accrual on the following schedule. Sick leave accrual is 8 hours per month. The vacation accrual rate for a part-time employee shall be pro-rated as a percentage of the full-time rate.

Years of ServiceVacation Accrual RateTotal Per YearMaximum Accrual
0 to 5 years
(1st Month Through Month 60)
8 hours/month96 Hours192 Hours
6 to 10 years
(Month 61 Through Month 120)
10 hours/month120 Hours240 Hours
11 to 15 years
(Month 121 Through Month 180)
13.33 hours/month159.96 Hours319.92 Hours
16 to 20 years
(Month 181 Through Month 240)
15 hours/month180 Hours360 Hours
21+ years
(Month 241 and Beyond)
16.66 hours/month199.92 Hours399.84 Hours

Holiday Pay

The City provides ten paid holidays per year plus two floating holiday of your choice (total of twelve days). Effective January 1, 2022, in recognition of Juneteenth as an observed holiday, the City will provide eleven paid holidays per year plus two floating holidays of your choice (total of thirteen days).

Hours of Work

Alternative work schedules and teleworking are available subject to department approval.

Probationary Period

All regular employees are subject to successful completion of a probationary period, unless the position is listed as "at-will".

Tuition Reimbursement

The City offers reimbursement of tuition costs for successful completion of pre-approved courses once the employee has completed probation.

Basic Life Insurance and Long Term Disability

The City pays for a $25,000 basic group life insurance policy as well as a long-term disability policy for employee-only through Standard Insurance Company.

Washington State Retirement Programs

PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) plans II or III is required for all general City employees. LEOFF (Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters) plan is for safety service employees and PSERS is for Public Safety Service Officers (Corrections Officers). Employee contribution rates (% of gross income) vary for the plans. The City makes a contribution as well.

Wellness Program

The City of Oak Harbor is committed to promoting employee health and wellness and offers a Wellness Program with fun and varied activities where regular employees can earn points to qualify for a Wellness Day off.

Employee Assistance Program

Free professional and confidential counseling is available through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) via ComPsych. EAP is available to the employee and their immediate family, including their dependent children and anyone living in their household. Guidance counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to arrange an appointment with a qualified counselor in your area. Visit the EAP page for more information.

Medical Insurance

A choice from three options is provided through the Association of Washington Cities. Kaiser Permanente $200 deductible, Regence HDHP (with a city-funded HSA) and Regence HealthFirst 250. The City pays 100% of the premium for a full-time, regular employee and 75% of the premium for spouse and dependent children. Effective January 1, 2022, the City will pay 80% of the premium for spouse and dependent children.

Vision Insurance

Vision Service Plan -The City provides a paid family vision plan which covers a yearly exam per person and a portion of vision hardware (frames, lenses and contacts) depending upon the use of accepted network providers.

Dental Insurance

Washington Dental Service/DELTA is preventive, incentive-based dental coverage provided through the Association of Washington Cities, and pays as follows: 70-100% preventive, 70-100% basic, and 50% major dental to a maximum of $2000/person/year. Included is an orthodontic rider for children of 50% orthodontic expenses to a maximum of $1000 per child/lifetime. The City pays 100% of the premium for a full-time, regular employee and 75% of the premium for spouse and dependent children. Effective January 1, 2022, the City will pay 80% of the premium for spouse and dependent children.

Other Benefit Options

  • Voluntary Group Life Insurance - in addition to our life insurance policy this is a self-paid option.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan - Mass Mutual or Wash State DCP- in addition to our city-offered retirement plan, this is a self-paid option.
  • Colonial Life and Disability - This is a self-paid individual and/or family coverage for Cancer Care, Short Term Disability, Life, Accident, Critical Illness, and more

The below benefits are available to sign up for during open enrollment, November to December of each year.

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - Pre-Tax deductions (IRS 125 Flexible Spending Account) for unreimbursed medical expenses and/or dependent day care
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) - Funded by the City, $3,500 individual, $7,000 family per year. Must be on the Regence High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)

Questions about your benefits?
Please email Emma House or call 360-279-4509.