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Your employee benefits

We will have your back

While you support our residents and businesses every day, we will be behind you every step of the way. City employees have a a wealth of benefits to provide them and their families peace of mind each and every day.

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Explore benefits for most City employees

Full-time roles with the City of San Francisco come with a wealth of benefits to support you and your family.

Health, Dental, Optical

City Employees have access to a variety of health plans to support their, and their families', physical and mental well-being.

Paid time off

City employees earn paid time off each pay period. With a combination of vacation, sick, family, holiday, and other leaves, the City offers a generous leave package when you need it most.

Tuition and training

Most City employees are eligible for tuition and training reimbursement to help support their career growth.

Retire strong

Prepare for retirement easily with a strong pension program and access to industry-leading deferred compensation programs.

Peace of mind

Have peace of mind in case of catastrophic injury. City Employees are covered for both short-term and long-term disability.

Life balance

City employment comes with built-in work-life-balance. Many City roles are eligible for hybrid and alternative work schedules.

Specific benefits varies based on job class, bargaining unit, and work-schedule.

Leave accrual

You will begin accruing sick and vacation leave on your date of hire, however you may not be able to use these leave balances for the first three months (for sick leave), and the first 12 months (for vacation leave). Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be awarded additional leave that you can use from day one.

Current employees and new hires!

Get detailed information on health and other benefits from the San Francisco Health Service System.

Retirement details

Learn about our defined benefit retirement (pension) from the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS).