Human Resources

Lisa Cariker

Human Resources Director

hrdirector@palestine-tx.org

(903) 731-8421

Susan Tingle

Human Resources Specialist

hrassistant@palestine-tx.org

(903) 731-8427

Civil Service Director

Palestine City Hall

504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX 75801

903-731-8400

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Human Resources

Benefits

Type of Benefit Description Eligibility
Vacation 1-9 Years: 10 Days After 1 Year
Vacation 10-24 Years: 15 Days  
Vacation 25 or More Years: 20 Days  
Sick Leave 10 hours per month After 6 months
Holiday 11 paid holidays per year Immediately
Family Medical Leave Use of accrued time with or without pay After 12 months of service and 1250 hours worked in the preceding 12 months
Funeral Leave 3 paid days leave in case of the death in the immediate family Immediately
Health Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield 30 days and first of the next month
Dental Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield 30 days and first of the next month
Vision Insurance Mutual of Omaha-EyeMed 30 days and first of the next month
Long Term Disability and Group Life Blue Cross Blue Shield Immediately
TMRS Retirement 6% Investment with 2 to 1 match Life Insurance included Immediately
457 Plan  Nationwide.com Immediately
Section 125 - Flexible Spending Discovery Benefits Immediately
Health Savings Account Discovery Benefits 30 days and first of the next month
Longevity Pay $6.00 per month based on years of service with the City After one year
Tuition Reimbursement   After completion of probationary period
     
Additional Voluntary Benefits    
Short Term Disability See Human Resources 30 days and first of the next month
Term Life Insurance See Human Resources 30 days and first of the next month
Group Critical Illness See Human Resources 30 days and first of the next month
Accident Only Insurance See Human Resources 30 days and first of the next month
Hospital Indemnity See Human Resources 30 days and first of the next month
Whole Life Insurance See Human Resources 30 days and first of the next month
Vision Mutual of Omaha 30 days and first of the next month

 

Forms

Important Numbers & Links

Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas Municipal Retirement System Texas Life Insurance Company

800-521-2227

  • Health Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Lost Insurance Card

800-924-8677

 

800-283-9233
MD Live     
800-877-5176    
Mutual of Omaha Bankers Worksite Discovery Benefits

800-877-5176

866-458-7502

  • Voluntary Benefits
866-451-3399