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City of Glendale

This municipality offers employees several retirement planning workshops

Benefits/Financial: Full- and part-time employees are offered a defined benefit plan and a voluntary 457 deferred compensation plan. Employees age 50 and over can make catch-up contributions to their 457 plan.

Employees are offered financial education via staff members and from the staff of the financial services firm that administers their savings plan.

Short- and long-term leaves of absence without pay and paid time off are offered to allow for care giving.

Full- and part-time employees are offered flu shots, health screenings, health risk appraisals, smoking cessation programs, health club discounts, weight loss programs and stress management training.

City of Glendale offers referral services to assist with child care and eldercare to its full- and part-time employees.  

Benefits/Alternative Work Arrangements: The following alternative work arrangements are offered to employees working at least 20 hours per week: flextime, compressed work schedules, and telecommuting. Job sharing is offered exclusively to full-time employees. Full-time employees are eligible to move to part-time work on a permanent or temporary basis.  

Opportunities for Retirees: City of Glendale has 556 retirees and an individual directly responsible for retiree relations. The city stays connected to its retirees by communicating with them on a regular basis, by inviting retirees to organization events, by providing ongoing access to retirement planning workshops and information, and by formally acknowledging retirees when they retire. Retirees are offered the following work opportunities: temporary work assignments, consulting or contract work, full-time work, and part-time work.

Age of Workforce: Thirty-one percent of City of Glendale employees are age 50 and over. The average tenure of those employees is 12.4 years.

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