The benefits described generally are available to regular full-time employees. Eligibility for a number of benefits will depend on membership in the Department’s Water and Power Employees’ Retirement Plan, also known as the Plan.
For further information, please refer to the MOUs of individual bargaining units.
Supplemental Benefits: In addition to the Death Benefit above, a Family Death Benefit allowance is provided for the employee’s surviving minor children and spouse. The basic coverage is $416 per month per survivor. The maximum amount payable per family is $1170 per month. Supplemental Family Death Benefit Allowance is available based on an employee contribution of $2.25 per payroll period for a period of 39 consecutive payroll periods. This supplemental benefit increases the per child/spouse allowance to $936 per month with a family maximum of $2236 per month.
Vacation: Depending upon the number of years of service, employees may earn from 10 to 25 days of paid vacation per year.
Sick Leave: Employees earn 5 days (40 hours) per year and may carry forward up to a maximum 80 hours. Excess hours beyond 80 will be paid for at the employee's hourly rate.
Holidays: LADWP provides 11 paid holidays per year plus two additional "floating" holidays.
Other Paid Leave: Up to 40 hours per year of Personal Time Off are provided for each employee to attend to personal business such as doctor’s or dentist’s appointments. Unused hours are paid to the employee at the end of the calendar year.
Retirement: LADWP provides an independent retirement plan to which both the employee and the Department contribute. The employee's contribution is tax deferred and paid through payroll deduction. Employees who decide to leave LADWP before qualifying for a retirement allowance can choose to receive their total of plan contributions plus interest, or can leave the funds in the Plan and draw an annuity at age 60.
Other Government Service (OGS) Buyback: OGS allows Plan members to purchase eligible prior governmental service credit including military service, Federal, State, County, or City service.
Deferred Compensation: This plan is offered as a supplement to retirement benefits. Deferred compensation funds and earnings are not subject to state and federal income taxes until the funds are withdrawn, usually following retirement. Contributions remain in the Plan until the employee separates from City service.
Flexible Work Schedules: Flexible work schedules are offered depending upon the needs of the Division. Schedules include 5/40, 4/40, and 9/80 hours of work.
Tuition Reimbursement: With prior approval, 100% tuition reimbursement is available at the school of your choice (certain restrictions apply).
Rideshare Incentives:LADWP is committed to ridesharing and provides incentives to employees through parking and public transportation subsidies. Under most circumstances, those who carpool or join a low cost LADWP vanpool park for free.
Health Plans: LADWP either provides or contributes to the cost of a variety of health plans for employees and their dependents, spouses and domestic partners. These plans include Kaiser (HMO), UnitedHealthcare (HMO and PPO), Health Plan of Nevada, and Anthem Blue Cross (HMO and PPO) which is administered by IBEW Local 18. Availability may be dependent upon geographic location and bargaining unit.
Dental Plans: LADWP provides two dental plans: Delta Dental (DPO) and United Concordia Plus (DHMO). In addition, IBEW Local-18 members are offered a Guardian DPO plan and DHMO plan.
Life Insurance: The Death Benefit program pays the beneficiary of an active member employee the equivalent of 14 times the employee's monthly salary, return of all Retirement Plan contributions, including interest, and any unpaid disability benefits that were due.
Disability Insurance: Based on Department and employee contributions and length of continuous service, members of the Plan can qualify for Temporary, Extended Temporary, or Permanent Total Disability benefits. Coverage may range from 100% down to 40% of employee's gross salary.