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Office of Human Resources


We offer a comprehensive benefits package to our employees. We provide affordable health coverage, excellent retirement benefits, and generous paid time off. Our employees also have access to wellness programs, free public transit, and more.

These benefits are available to all permanent, eligible City employees. Specific plans and coverage levels vary based on your role within the City of Philadelphia.

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Benefits for employees

Active employee benefits

  • Medical
  • Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Free transit benefits

Retirement benefits

  • Defined benefit plan or hybrid defined benefit/contribution plan
  • Deferred compensation
  • Five years of retirement health benefits after 10 years of service

Leave type Duration
City holidays 12 days
Vacation days 10 days
Administrative leave days 5 days
Sick days 15 days
Paid parental leave 6 weeks

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