Employment Benefits

An image of staffThe City of Mill Creek offers a comprehensive benefit package for regular full-time employees and regular part-time (20 hours or more per week) employees. Some benefits for regular part-time employees are prorated; for example, a half-time regular employee would accrue sick leave at 50% of the regular amount.

Employees Participating in Collective Bargaining Agreements
The benefits summarized below are for non-represented employees. Represented employees may receive some or all of the benefits listed below based on their collective bargaining agreements (CBAs); those employees should consult their CBA for specific information about their benefits.

Section 125 Flexible Benefits Plan
  • For pre-tax payment of employee share of premiums
  • Includes options for employees to enroll in a flexible spending account for dependent care and/or for unreimbursed medical expenses.

Healthcare Benefits
Through AWC Employee Benefit Trust
  • Medical - Regence HealthFirst 250 or High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)   
  • Dental - Washington Dental Service Delta Dental Plan F
  • Vision - Vision Services Plan (VSP) $10 Deductible
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Paid Leave Benefits
  • Vacation - 12 days per year to start, with increases based on years of service; 22 days per year to start for department director positions
  • Sick leave - accrued at the rate of four hours per pay period
  • Eleven holidays and one floating holiday per year   
  • Bereavement leave

Retirement and Investment Programs
  • Washington State Department of Retirement Systems [DRS] (PERS or LEOFF)
  • Municipal Employees Benefit Trust (MEBT), which is a 401(a) Social Security replacement plan; employees of the City of Mill Creek do not contribute to or earn Social Security credit while employed with the City.
  • Two optional 457 deferred compensation plans:
        ◦DCP (WA State DRS Deferred Compensation Program)
Other Benefits
  • Wellness Program (option to earn one paid wellness day off per year)  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Free on-site parking
  • Opportunities for flexible work schedules
  • Training opportunities   
  • Life insurance and AD&D
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Survivor income