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    The City of Grand Rapids has over 1,400 employees delivering services to its citizens. The employment turnover rate is one of the lowest found with any employer. Part of the reason for that low turnover is the excellent benefit package we offer our employees. In addition, the City has a team-oriented work force dedicated to customer service. The family values of the community are reflected in the values of the work force, making the work place an extension of the family.
    As an employee of the City of Grand Rapids, you will enjoy these great benefits:
    • Competitive Salaries
    • Comprehensive Health Care Package
      • Includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage
    • Paid Vacation Days
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Jury Duty
    • Bereavement Leave
    • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (401a and RHSA)
    • Cash Death Benefit
    • Direct Deposit of Paychecks
    We also offer an extensive list of voluntary benefits:
    • Professional Development Funding
    • Tax Deferred Compensation (457 Plan)
    • Ability to enroll in a ROTH IRA
    • Cafeteria Style Benefits
      • Includes life, disability, accident, and cancer insurance
      • We partner with great companies like Aflac, American Fidelity, and MetLife
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Home Ownership Grant in Target Areas
    • Tuition Savings Program
    • Ability to Join Michigan First Credit Union
    Please note: Benefits listed above are subject to change.
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    Looking for a form or document?  Just click on the links below. 
    Health Insurance Plan Handbook 2 - Effective January 1, 2014
                  Handbook 2 Amendment 1
                  Handbook 2 Amendment 2
                  Handbook 2 Amendment 3
                  Handbook 2 Amendment 4
    Summary of Benefits 2017.pdf (Prescription Drugs, Dental, and Vision)
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    Contact the Benefits Team
    Employee benefits are important, but sometimes they can be confusing.  Contact us anytime for help!
    Joo Kim
    Employee Benefits Manager
    (616) 456-3160
    Mike Oosterbaan
    Assistant Employee Benefits Manager
    (616) 456-4063
    Lisa Rule
    Employee Benefits Assistant
    (616) 456-3300
    Emilie Zuzek
    Personnel Records Assistant
    (616) 456-3466