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
0-6 Months 10 Hours
6 Months - 5 Years 12 Hours
5-10 Years 15 Hours
10-15 Years 18 Hours
15 and Over 19 Hours

Unused hours roll over year to year with a maximum PTO bank of 400 hours.

Holiday Leave

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

Short-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
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.