The Accounting/Treasury Department performs the payroll operations for the City clerk, Municipal Court Clerk, Parks & Recreation, Police, Fire, Library, Building, Cemetery, Street and Sanitation departments. The city has 88 full-time employees and approximately 29 part-time employees. Our benefits are $10,,000 Life Insurance policy, State Retirement, BCBS Health Insurance, 10 paid Holidays, 12 Sick Days, and 5 Vacation Days per year (vacation after first year of employment is then based on years of continuous service). All city employees are covered by workman’s compensation insurance at no cost to the employee.
The City of Tuscumbia participates in the State Retirement Plan (RSA) and the State Health Plan offered by Local Government. Employee contribution to the State Retirement Plan (RSA) are based on gross wages. Tier I Non-certified employees contribute 5% of gross wages, and certified employees contribute 6% of gross wages. Tier II (employees hired after January 1, 2013) is also based on state calculation. (Certified employees consist of firemen and police officers.)
State of Alabama Employees’ Insurance Board provides the Local Government Health Insurance Program (LGHIP) for the City employees. The LGHIP is a self-insured group of health insurance program funded from the premiums of the participating local government units and their subscribers. Employees, officers and retirees who are eligible for health insurance, pursuant to Title 36, Chapter 29 Code of Alabama 1975, shall be entitled to coverage and benefits as designated by the State Employees’ Insurance Board. Each employee is eligible for coverage by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. The cost to the employee for family coverage is $101 per month and single coverage is $40 per month. For more information on coverage employees may contact our Payroll Department or:
State Employees’ Insurance Board
Phone: (334) 833-5900
The Accounting/Treasurer Department directs and enforces the laws pertaining to the purchasing functions of the City, by authorizing purchases as legal expenditures of the city and ensuring that the Competitive Bid Law provisions are adhered to in our ordinances. Grants are received and administered in accordance with the laws that govern them.