Vacation & Sick Leave
The City of Texarkana, Texas provides three weeks of vacation and sick leave per year. This is accrued at a rate of 4.6 hours per pay period.
Retirement benefits are through Texas Municipal Retirement System. Employees contribute 7% and are vested after five years. City match is 2:1, and employees can retire after 20 years of service at any age.
Retirement benefits for the Fire Department are paid through the Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund. Employees contribute 11% and are vested after 20 years of service. Employees can retire after 20 years of service.
Public service leave is provided for the employee to serve on a jury, upon being called as a witness in a court action because of their city position, or for fifteen days of military training within one fiscal year.