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Employee Benefits

Benefits Offered

Besides the opportunity to work with great people in service of our local community, the City of Tacoma offers a comprehensive range of  benefits for you and your eligible family members.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life/AD&D
  • Supplemental Life
  • Long Term Disability
  • Business Travel Accident
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tacoma Employees' Retirement System (pension system)
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Wellness Program

Plan participation may vary by union representation. 

Making Changes

Making changes is easy.  Employees can review and update their information online through Employee Self Service (ESS) from any computer connected to the City Network. Caution, if you are using a shared or public computer, be sure to log out when you are finished.


Employees are also encouraged to periodically review their personal information including address, beneficiaries and emergency contact information in ESS, to make sure it is current.

Contact Us

Phone: (253) 573-2345