The City of El Mirage offers a comprehensive benefit package to eligible employees including:

Compressed Workweek/Alternate Work Options

 The City provides paid time off to eligible employees on the holidays listed below.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day 
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day 
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Recess
  • Christmas Day

Holiday Closure
City offices are closed between 12/26 and 12/31. This closure is based on continued essential services such as Police, Fire, etc. Employees who work during the holiday closure receive a bank of paid leave hours.

Paid Leave

  • Vacation: 80 hours per year (or according to MOU), increases with length of service
  • Sick Leave: 96 hours per year (or according to MOU)
  • Executive Leave or Service Award Leave Personal Hours: Up to 40 hours per fiscal year (according to policy or MOU)

Health and Wellness

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Telemedicine
  • Flexible Spending Plan (Health Care or Dependent Care)
  • Wellness program which focuses on early detection, lifestyle modification, and disease management
  • Employee Assistance Program: Employees and household members are eligible for 6 free counseling sessions (per presenting issue).

Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Basic Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Programs


  • Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is a mandatory condition of employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria defined in statute.  Public Safety Retirement System (PSPRS) for sworn Police and Fire employees.
  • Deferred Compensation Plans

Supplemental Benefits

  • Merit Pay Program (non-MOU employees)
  • Step Pay Plan (MOU Fire and Police employee)
  • Employee Recognition and Reward Program
  • Career Development Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Trip Reduction Program (Police Department Only)
  • Uniform Allowance (according to policy or MOU)
  • Northwest Valley YMCA membership at reduced rates for El Mirage employees and their families

Additional Information

The City of El Mirage is a member of the Arizona Metropolitan Trust (AzMT), an employee benefits consortium. Additional information is available at:

Benefits are subject to change.  

Refer to the Personnel Policy Manual for current policy provisions and/or Memorandum of Understandings for Police and Fire.