Balance Work & Life
Our employees earn paid time off, with over 15 days off possible in the first year.
|Years of Consecutive Service
||PTO Hours Earned
|6 Months - 5 Years
|15 and Over
Unused hours roll over year to year with a maximum PTO bank of 400 hours.
The city provides eleven (11) paid holidays per year to eligible employees.
- New Year's Day (January 1)
- Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January)
- Washington 's Birthday (third Monday in February)
- Cesar Chavez Day (last Monday in March)
- Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
- Juneteenth (June 19)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Labor Day (first Monday in September)
- Veterans' Day (November 11)
- Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
- Personal holiday (one (1) personal holiday on a date agreed upon by the employee and the city to be used within the calendar year).
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
For our employees hired after January 1, 2010, the city pays the full cost of the premiums for short-term disability insurance. Learn more in the Short Term Disability Insurance brochure. As a city employee, if you need to use short term disability insurance, the weekly benefit is 70% with a $1,500 maximum per week. There is a 14-day waiting period for any short-term disability claims.
Long-term disability (LTD) insurance pays a monthly benefit to our employees if they cannot work after 180 days due to a covered illness or injury. The monthly LTD benefit is 60% of the first $10,000 of the employee's pre-disability earnings. Learn more about Long-Term Disability insurance.
Employee Volunteer Program
We call our employee volunteer program Denver Good Deeds. Denver Good Deeds is a chance for our employees to give back to our community and serve Denver residents in a meaningful way. Eligible employees get paid time to volunteer one eight-hour day or two four-hour periods each calendar year.
Interested in how Denver Good Deeds works? Visit the Denver Good Deeds page.