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Employee Benefits

City of Commerce City employee salaries are competitive and the benefits are exceptional. We recognize the value of each and every employee and are committed to offering tools and benefits which help foster professional development and success. The city offers full-time employees an extensive benefits package that includes: 

Health, Life and Disability Insurance

Health Insurance

Employees can select United HealthCare. Employees are eligible the first of the month following date of hire for insurance benefits. Dental insurance is provided by Delta Dental of Colorado while vision insurance is offered through VSP at a minimal cost.

Life Insurance

The city pays the full premium for term life insurance in the amount of two times the employee’s annual salary (up to $150,000 per employee). Spouses and dependent children are provided a $2,000 life insurance benefit. Employees have the option to purchase additional supplemental and portable coverage for themselves, their spouses and their dependents.

Long-Term Care Insurance

In conjunction with retirement planning, this voluntary, portable insurance pays for home health care, assisted living facilities, nursing home, hospice, adult day care and more.

Short and Long-Term Disability

Employees who cannot work due to a non-work-related illness or injury may receive short-term disability pay at 100 percent of regular wages for 90 days and long-term disability insurance to cover 60 percent of wages through the remaining period of disability.


Deferred Compensation 401(a) Plan and 457 Plan

The city contributes 6 percent to each non-FOP full-time employee's 401(a) Plan, and employee contributes a mandatory 6 percent of their salary to the same plan. An optional 457 Plan is also available for full-time and part-time employees. This allows employees to invest additional tax deferred dollars into a retirement saving plan. Loan options are also available. 

Pre-Tax Section 125 Plan

This is an excellent option for full-time employees interested in saving money on medical/health and dependent care expenses. This plan allows employees to allocate pre-tax money toward items such as prescriptions or child care expenses and be reimbursed for expenses. 


Full-time employees receive ample general leave time - from 18 days (146 hours) up to 32 days (266 hours) based on years of service. General leave acts as a bank of hours that can be used for vacation, sick time and personal leave. Full-time employees receive 10 paid holidays annually.

Compensatory Time

Non-exempt full-time and part-time employees may earn compensatory time in lieu of paid overtime. 

Workers Compensation

Full-time and part-time employees who cannot work due to an on-the-job injury may be eligible for 100 percent worker’s compensation. 

Unique Benefits

Employee Home Ownership Program

Qualified full-time employees can obtain a secured loan of up to $10,000 for down payment and/or closing cost assistance for a home purchase in Commerce City. The loan is forgivable over an employee’s years of service. 

Recreation Center Membership

Membership to the Commerce City Recreation Center at a discounted cost of $5 per person, per year is available to full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.

Golf Course Green Fees

Full-time and part-time employees can golf at the city’s award winning Buffalo Run Golf Course at the discounted resident rate.

Tuition Reimbursement

Full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement up to $1,000 for approved education and training expenses. 

Personal Computer Employee Purchase Program

An interest-free loan of up to $1,500 may be provided to full-time employees for the purchase of computer hardware and software. The city works with the employee on low-cost payroll deductions for effortless repayment. 

Employee Assistance Program

Eight free and confidential counseling sessions are available per year for full-time and part-time employees and their immediate family members.

Savings Bonds

Full-time and part-time employees are able to purchase savings bonds at 100 percent employee cost through automatic payroll deduction. 

Pre-Paid Legal

Pre-paid legal services are available for full-time employees at a reduced rate of $15.95 a month. 

Union members receive slightly different negotiated benefits. More information is available in the current AFSCME and FOP contracts.

Commerce City is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.