Employee Benefits 
The City of Newcastle offers a comprehensive benefit package for regular full-time employees. Benefits are pro-rated for regular part-time employees.

Medical Choices

  • Regence HealthFirst 250
  • Kaiser 200 Plan
  • Regence HealthFirst High Deductible Health Plan w/ Health Savings Plan (HDHP w/ HSA)


  • Delta Dental of Washington with Orthodontia - Plan F (Dental) / Plan III (Orthodontia)
  • Vision Services Plan (VSP)


  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Retirement & Investment Programs

  • Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) through Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
  • Defined Contribution Plan – 401(a) Program
  • 457 Deferred Compensation

Voluntary Benefits

  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Direct Deposit
  • Pre-paid Legal Services
  • Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)
  • HomeStreet Inside Edge

Paid Leave

  • Vacation (12-23 days/year based on years of service)
  • Sick 
  • Eleven Holidays/year
  • Up to Two Floating Holidays/year
  • Bereavement

Temporary/Seasonal Employees

Temporary/seasonal employees normally are not eligible to receive benefits, including leaves, holidays, and insurance, except as otherwise expressly required by law. Sick leave will be accrued per State law. Additionally, the City Manager may make exceptions to this policy, as determined warranted or appropriate in the City Manager’s discretion.

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