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Employee Benefits

City employees may be eligible to participate in a benefit program including holidays, vacations, savings and retirement plans, health programs, and other benefits.

City employees initially hired on or after 7/20/2012, the effective date of Proposition B a voter-approved San Diego Charter amendment to modify City employee retirement benefits, will not be eligible to participate in the City’s Defined Benefit Plan administered by the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System.

Benefits may change due to employer-employee contract negotiations.

Employee benefits are administered by the Risk Management Department, Employee Benefits Office. For more information about the employee benefits plans, please visit Risk Management.

Retirement benefits vary by hire date. For those hired before 7/20/12, please visit the SDCERS defined benefits plans.

For those hired on or after 7/20/2012, please view the 401(a), 401(k), SPSP Plan highlights and fund information (PDF).