Public Safety Employee Benefits
Competitive Salary: The Town of Flower Mound’s objective is to maintain an Officers pay range at the 65th percentile of the market. Officers are placed on a Step Pay Plan and are eligible for a step increase annually, as approved in the Town’s budget.
Comprehensive Health Plan: Officers become eligible to participate in the Town’s insurance program, which includes medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage the first day of the month following their hire date. See Benefits Guide for more complete information. Workers’ Compensation laws cover Town of Flower Mound employees for injuries sustained on the job.
Incentive Pay for Education: Officers earn $25 per month for an approved associate degree and $50 per month for an approved bachelor’s degree or master’s degree.
Incentive Pay for Certifications: Officers are eligible to receive up to $100 per month for approved job specific certifications.
Longevity Pay: Officers earn $4 per month for each year of service up to and including 25 years of service.
Sick Leave: Officers earn sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month (12 days per year). There is no limit to the number of sick leave hours that may be accrued. Upon retirement, an employee with more than five years of service, will be paid for half of their sick leave balance or 360 hours whichever is less.
Vacation Leave: Sworn officers with up to 10 years of continuous service with the Town earn 120 hours vacation per year until 11 years of service, at which time the vacation accrual increases to 160 hours per year. Vacation days may be used after six months of service and cap at 480 hours.
Holidays: There are 11 paid holidays given to Officers annually.
Paid Military Leave: Officers are eligible to receive paid leave up to a maximum of 15 work days per calendar year. An Officer who leaves his position for the purpose of entering any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces for extended active duty shall be placed on military active duty status. The Town will supplement the difference between the employee’s regular rate of pay and his military base and housing pay for up to 180 days.
Retirement: Officers are required to be members of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The Officer contributes 7 percent and the Town matches 2:1. An Officer is eligible for retirement benefits at any age with 20 years of service. TMRS provides a life insurance policy equal to the annual salary.
Deferred Compensation: Officers may participate in a Deferred Compensation Program to shelter a portion of your gross annual salary from income taxes. Investment options are the Officer's choice and may be withdrawn at termination or retirement. Roth IRAs are also available.
Tuition Reimbursement: Officers are eligible to receive up to 100 percent reimbursement of tuition and fees for classes pertinent to their present position. Courses must be from an accredited school, college, or university. Reimbursements are capped at $1,500 per fiscal year.
Vacation Buy Back Program: Officers may sell back up to 40 hours of vacation leave per fiscal year.
Life Insurance: Each Officer is provided life insurance equal to twice their annual salary, up to $100,000.