This week the World Health Organization classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. The City of La Quinta is posting regular updates from the CDC and Riverside County Public Health about the actions to protect the community and slow the spread.


Benefits of Employment with the City of La Quinta

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Retirement Benefits
Tier 1 - 2.5% @ 55 formula for employees hired before November 1, 2012 (Employee pays 8%)
Tier 2 - 2.0% @ 60 formula for CalPERS "Classic" members hired after November 1, 2012 (Employee pays 7%)
Tier 3 - 2.0% @ 62 formula for new CalPERS members (Employee pays 6.25%)

The City does not participate in Social Security.

Disability Benefits
Short- and Long-Term Disability.

Medical/Life Benefits
Health/dental/vision/life (up to $1,515 per month).

City employees may choose from plans administered through CalPERS Health.  Dental insurance is provided by CIGNA Dental. Vision Insurance is provided by VSP.  Life Insurance is offered in the amounts of $20,000 Term (all employees) and $50,000 Term (Directors only).                                      

Paid Holiday and Sick Days
12 sick days and 10 paid holidays annually.

80 hours of vacation per year (plus 8 hours for each additional year of service up to a maximum of 160 hours per year).

Administrative Leave
40 hours (specific management positions) or 80 hours (Directors) administrative leave per year.

Employee Assistance Program
The City provides this program for all employees at no cost.

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