Other Benefits

Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave


There are ten paid holidays and two personal holidays per year, unless otherwise specified in the applicable labor contract.


Unless otherwise specified in the applicable labor agreement, employees accrue vacation beginning with the first day of employment as follows:

Length of Service Monthly Accrual Hours per Year
0 through 5 years 8 hours 96 hours
6 through 10 years 12 hours 144 hours
11 through 15 years 14 hours 168 hours
16 through 20 years 16 hours 192 hours
21 through subsequent 18 hours 216 hours


Beginning with the pay period following six months of service, eligible employees will have 52 hours of vacation posted to their vacation balance.

Sick Leave

Unless otherwise specified in the applicable labor agreement, upon employment an employee receives a sick leave bank of 24 hours, with an additional 24 hours awarded after three months of service. At completion of six full months of employment the employee shall accrue sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month (4 hours per pay period).

Commuting Options

Regular, benefits-eligible full-time and part-time City of Renton employees may receive a complementary employer-paid ORCA card.

The City of Renton provides this to regular employees to achieve goals set forth in the State of Washington Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Law. The CTR Law is aimed at reducing drive alone commuting in order to reduce traffic congestion, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and improve air quality.

Transportation Benefits include:

  • Unlimited rides on the following transit systems: Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, and Sound Transit.
  • 100% monthly VanPool or VanShare subsidy.
  • Home Free Guarantee - If an emergency arises on a day an employee has bused, walked, biked, carpooled, vanpooled, or ridden the train to work, a taxi ride home will be provided to them at no charge to a maximum of eight times per year.
  • Carpoolers may register to receive a special parking pass for the “P” parking level. Carpoolers may also receive commuter vouchers to reward them for their carpooling habits (while supplies last).Carpool Subsidy & Carpool Parking Permit.
  • Bicycle commuters and those who walk to work are welcome to use the locker and shower facilities at many city work sites. In addition, there are bicycle racks at many city buildings. Bicyclists and those who walk to work may also receive commuter vouchers (while supplies last) to reward them for their “green” commute.


Onsite covered garage parking is available for employees working in City Hall.

Credit Union

An independent employee credit union, Qualstar, provides a full range of services to city employees.

Hours of Work

The normal work week is 40 hours, Monday through Friday. Some positions require working weekends, shifts, holidays or overtime. Flexible work schedules are available in many departments.

Longevity Incentive Pay

Unless otherwise specified in the applicable labor agreement, regular employees are entitled to receive longevity incentive pay at the completion of 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of continuous service. Longevity incentive pay is established by the City Council, unless otherwise specified in the applicable labor agreement. The Chief Administrative Officer, Administrators, Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs are not eligible for longevity incentive pay.


The City of Renton pays employees on the tenth and the twenty-fifth of each month (24 pay periods each year). Paychecks are deposited directly to the employee's checking or savings account.

City of Renton employees can access their electronic pay stubs and online information on the Employee Services area after setting up a username and password.

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