Personnel Services

Policies and MOU’s

Employee Benefits

COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
Employees requesting Paid Sick Leave are to complete the request form noted below and transmit it to their supervisor for processing in the department.

Request for COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Employee Benefits

City of Fresno employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid holidays and vacation, flexible spending account programs for dependent care and health care expenses, deferred compensation, retirement, and more. The cafeteria-style Benefit Plan is offered as allowed under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows employees the opportunity to pay for certain benefits with pretax dollars. Full-time employees participate either in the City of Fresno Employees Retirement System or the City of Fresno Fire and Police Retirement System and do not contribute to Social Security.

Voluntary Benefits

Provide voluntary insurance protection to protect income, provide needed cash benefits for disability, life, accidents or major illnesses. Secure your life insurance needs with tax free benefits to cover the mortgage and loss of income to loved ones. Please reach out to Chimienti and Associates and review the benefits listed for additional information.
Life -Accident-Critical Illness- Disability and more.

Contact Chimienti today: (559) 733-1670 or schedule a “virtual” appointment today! CAIS for decades has been providing voluntary benefit protection for thousands of City employees & families. Insurance Option Features:

  • Portability – leave, retire, relocate. Payroll > easy transition to Checking or Savings w/ no change in plan.
  • Fill shortfalls in coverage – State Disability
  • Plans designed to pay directly to employee, not hospital/DR.
  • Favorable Underwriting – Health not an issue.
  • Family Coverage always available. Affordable rates as low as $5 per pay.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) / California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

FMLA and CFRA entitle eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.  Please refer to Handbook for explanation of benefits and qualifications.

Leave Advance Request and Repayment Agreement
Employees who have exhausted all of their accrued leave may request an advance of no more than 80 hours of their Sick or Annual Leave bank during the City’s declared emergency related to COVID-19 for qualifying reasons found on the form.
Leave Advance Request and Repayment Agreement

Health Reimbursement Arrangement
Health Reimbursement Arrangement provides a benefit that allows eligible employees who retire from the City of Fresno to use accumulated sick leave and eligible leave banks for reimbursement of post-retirement health insurance premiums and other qualified medical expenses pursuant to the City of Fresno Retiree HRA Plan Document.

HRA Plan Document

Health Benefits

The Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan

City of Fresno employees are covered under the Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan.  The Plan is administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of eleven (11) Trustees representing Employees and three (3) representing the Employer. The Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the offices of HealthComp Administrators.  The Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan is designed to give participants control of their own health care.  Participants have freedom of choice in choosing the Hospital and Physician they wish to use.  However, the Plan offers a considerable financial advantage to participants if the provider selected has contracted with Blue Shield of California.

Fresno City Employees Health and Welfare Trust Plan Booklet
Health & Welfare Trust Meetings Archive

HealthComp Service Center

Under the Plan, employees have the capability of accessing their own eligibility and claims information by visiting the HealthComp Service Center.  Through the HealthComp Service Center, employees can obtain claim forms, review claims status, order insurance identification cards, check the balances in their Flexible Spending Accounts, and much more.

HCOnline Portal

HealthComp Service Center

Medical Resources:

Dental Resources:

Vision Resources:

Prescription Resources:

Chiropractic Resources:

Employee Assistance Program

The City of Fresno offers its employees an employee assistance program (EAP). An EAP is a confidential, service designed to assist with a wide range of personal and professional concerns. Your benefits through Halcyon EAP include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Short-Term Counseling: Through Halcyon EAP, City of Fresno employees and family members may receive up to three (3) in-person sessions every six (6) months with a licensed clinician to address issues such as marriage and family problems, substance abuse, stress, anxiety or other behavioral health concerns.
  • Legal Services: The Halcyon EAP program provides free telephonic or (30-minute) face-to-face consultation with a local attorney.
  • Dependent Care Referral Services: Halcyon EAP’s specialists provide referrals to resources that help address a wide range of issues such as child or elder care, adoption, pet care, home repair, education, and housing needs.

Financial Services: Halcyon EAP provides expert financial planning and consultation through our network of licensed financial counselors.  In addition to in-person and telephonic services, a wide array of resources are available to you on the Halcyon EAP website. Through this site, you and your family will have access to thousands of articles, tip sheets, and videos covering a wide array of behavioral health and work-life topics. The site also contains dependent care search engines, reference libraries, legal and financial resources, self-improvement programs, and educational training modules. All requests for information or assistance through the Halcyon EAP program are free to you and are strictly confidential. You can contact Halcyon EAP anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by using the number below.

City of Fresno EAP Flyer – (Attached to email)

Halcyon Toll-Free Phone Number: (888) 425-4800

Halcyon EAP  

Halcyon MHSA

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA/DCA)

A Flexible Benefits Plan, sometimes referred to as a cafeteria plan, flex plan, or a Section 125 plan, offers you the opportunity to pay health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Even though your earnings remain the same, your taxes will be reduced, giving you more spending power in your paycheck.

FSA Plan Brochure
FSA Claim Form
FSA Eligible Medical Expenses

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OpTum RX

Administrative Orders

City Attorney

City Clerk

City Manager

Planning and Development


General Services

Information Services

Personnel Services

2-1 Risk Allocation Policy for City Contracts
2-2 Transportation Allowance and Mileage Reimbursement Policy
2-3 Safety Policy
2-4 Vehicle Accident Procedures
2-5 Property Loss Procedures
2-6 Employment Procedures and Records Maintenance
2-7 Verification of Employment or Release of Information to Prospective Employers
2-8 Classification Plan Maintenance Procedure
2-9 Retirement Calculations for Deleted Class Titles
2-10 Flexible Staffing
2-14 Guide to Corrective Action
2-15 Resolution of Concerns of Management and Confidential Employees
2-16 Discrimination and Harassment
2-17 Policy Statement Life-Threatening Illness
2-19 Leaves of Absences [Military, LWOP, and Paid Administrative
2-20 Sick Leave Policy
2-21 Family Leave
2-22 Salaries and Workers’ Compensation Benefits While Absent Due to Work-Related Injury or Illness
2-23 Reasonable Accommodation for Disabled Employees
2-24 Employee Assistance Program
2-25 Policy on Drug and Substance Use
2-26 Light Duty Assignments for Temporarily Disabled Employees
2-27 Preventing Workplace Violence
2-28 Part-time, Hourly and Temporary Employees
2-29 Anti Nepotism Policy
2-30 Policy and Procedures Regarding the Request and Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment
2-31 Heat Illness Prevention Plan
2-32 Driver Standards Policy
2-33 Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and Policy
2-34 Lactation Accommodation Policy
2-39 Policy Regarding Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employees
2022-140 Confirming Termination Local Emergency Related COVID-10
2022-141 Adopting Administrative Order on COVID-19

Public Utilities

Public Works

Labor Relations & Memoranda of Understanding

Labor Relations

The Labor Relations Division provides management support and advice to other City departments, particularly in the areas of employer / employee relations as mandated by the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) of 1968.

It is responsible for representing the City in negotiations with employee organizations, administering negotiated contracts, grievance resolution, personnel policy consultation and training, unit determinations and elections, bilingual certification, special projects / assignments, and salary and benefit analysis and surveys.

Labor Relations: (559) 621-6975

Memoranda of Understanding

International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers, Local 39 (Local 39)
Unit 1 – Non-Supervisory Blue Collar

Fresno City Employees Association (FCEA)
Unit 3 – Non Supervisory White Collar

Fresno Police Officers Association (FPOA
Unit 4 – Non-Management Police
Unit 9 – Police Management

International Association of Firefighters A.F.L.C.I.O., Fresno City Firefighters Association, Local No. 753 (IAFF)
Unit 5 – Non Management Fire
Unit 10 – Fire Management

Amalgamated Transit Union, Local No. 1027 (ATU)
Unit 6 – Bus Drivers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 100 (IBEW)
Unit 7 – Non Supervisory Groups and Crafts

City of Fresno Professional Employees Association (CFPEA)
Unit 13 – Exempt Supervisory and Professional and Non-Exempt Professional

City of Fresno Management Employees Association (CFMEA)
Unit 14 – Management Classes