Benefits

We offer comprehensive benefits to help our employees lead happy, healthy lives. Download our benefits summary brochure.

young girl on mother's lap as nurse listens to the child's heartbeatTake care of your health

Employees and their families can choose from a range of medical insurance options, including a health savings account (HSA). We also offer affordable dental and vision insurance, along with prescription drug benefits. In addition, employees may choose to use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to pay for certain health or childcare expenses tax-free.

Because we know the importance of mental health, we offer counseling resources for employees and their families. We also partner with Cariloop to support employees as they provide care for elder family members, young children or relatives with special or medical needs.

older couple sitting outside with grandchildren in their laps Protect your future


Our retirement plan, managed by Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS), is one of the best you'll find. Employees contribute 7% of their gross pay to their personal TMRS account, which the City of Allen matches 2:1. Employees are vested after five years of service, giving them access to both their personal investments and matching funds as a monthly payment upon retirement. Employees who want to save even more can access a Deferred Compensation 457 Plan.

We also offer protection against worst-case scenarios through short- and long-term disability coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and workers compensation. Employees can also purchase life insurance for spouses/dependents.

group of friends in casual clothing walking along beach at sunsetRest and recharge

New employees accrue 80 hours of vacation time and 72 hours of sick time per year, in addition to one 8-hour personal day. The City of Allen observes eight paid holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

We reward employees' commitment with increased vacation leave. At the five- and ten- year marks, employees begin accruing an extra week (40 hours) of vacation per year.

young woman standing at the front of a classroom, speakingAdvance your career


We offer tuition and/or textbook reimbursement to help employees broaden their knowledge and prepare for advancement. All regular, full-time employees are eligible to apply for funding. Participation is subject to availability of funds and prior written approval.

2020 Workplace Health Achievement

City of Allen achieved national bronze-level recognition in American Heart Association’s 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index for taking significant steps to build a health-focused workplace culture.

A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score based on American Heart Association’s seven risk factors for cardiovascular health: smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. The data comes in a benchmarking report which identifies potential areas of employee health improvement.

The framework of the Workplace Health Achievement Index was built so that organizations would continue to improve the health of their workplace and their workforce from one year to the next.

Digital Bronze Badge from American Heart Association