Benefits for the city unionized employees are negotiated as a part of labor contracts between the City of Woburn and the specific unionized groups. Other, non-unionized employees, receive benefits which are more completely covered by the city ordinances.The City of Woburn employees have the following benefits:

Contributory Health Insurance

  • City pays 75%  of HMO premiums, employees pay 25%.
  • City pays 60% of Indemnity health insurance premiums, employees pay 40%.

Contributory basic term life insurance

  • Term coverage starts at $5,000.
  • City pays half the premium, employee pays half
  • Additionally, employees may purchase at group term rates optional addition life insurance.

Dental Insurance

  • Employees pay 100% of the premium under group rates

Paid vacation

  • Minimum of two weeks and maximum of five weeks per year
  • Dependent on years of service and for union employees, dependent on negotiated terms of the labor contract

Paid Personal Days

  • Two per year unless labor contract provides different terms.

Paid bereavement days

  • Number of days dependent on the relationship of the employee to the deceased person.

Earned sick leave

  • Each employee earns one and one-quarter sick days per month or fifteen days per year.
  • Sick days may be used only for legitimate sickness and/or injury and may be accumulated, if not used
  • The labor contracts for union employees and city ordinances for non-union employees provide more complete information on sick leave.

Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This provides emergency counseling and referral services for a number of problems and issues which employees sometimes face, including:

  • Substance abuse
  • Marital and other family issues
  • Crisis counseling
  • Child care referrals
  • Elder care referrals
  • Legal service referrals, etc.

NOTE: All employee premiums or contributions are deducted on a pre-tax basis from the employee’s weekly pay.

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