Benefits & Policies

The City of East Lansing offers the following benefits to its full-time employees:

  • Competitive salary with annual cost of living increases.
  • Retirement programs including a hybrid pension plan (10% of salary), a Health Care Savings Plan and 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • $1,000 annual employer contribution to post-employment Health Care Savings Plan.
  • 13 paid holidays and a generous amount of leave time.
  • Low-premium health coverage (receive a monthly waiver payment if you have coverage from another source), with family dental and vision plan premiums fully covered by the City. Full-time employees are eligible for health, dental and vision plans on their date of hire.
  • An Employee Assistance Program, offering free and confidential counseling and support for employees and their families.
  • May qualify for “Public Service Loan Forgiveness” which forgives eligible student loans for borrowers who work at least 10 years in public service.