Mission Statement

Mission Statement 

We are committed to providing excellent public service and safety to all who live, work, and play in our vibrant, tropical, historic community.

Value Statements

We maintain the City of Miami Beach as a world-class city.
We work as a cooperative team of well-trained professionals.
We serve the public with dignity and respect.
We conduct the business of the City with honesty, integrity, and dedication.
We are ambassadors of good will to our residents, visitors, and the business community.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE AND WORK-LIFE PLAN (EAP)
Administered by Cigna Behavioral
Customer Service: 1.877.622.4327
Website: www.cignabehavioral.com

Religious Holiday Leave
Religious holiday leave of up to three days may be deducted from your accumulated sick leave for religious high holy days not otherwise provided for.  If an employee has no accrued sick leave, then annual leave will be used.  Documentation from a religious institution as to the day being a high holy day may be required.

Bereavement leave
Bereavement leave pertains to a death in the immediate family and is granted as follows:
Unclassified Employees:
Two (2) days
Classified Employees:
Review the Bereavement Leave Policy as provided for by the employee’s collective bargaining agreement.
Bereavement – Union info chart

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

Administered by UNUM
Customer Service: 1.877.217.5495

Website: www.unum.com

INSURANCE BENEFITS

All full-time unclassified employees upon their first day of employment and all full-time probationary employees after 90 days of their initial employment date are:

  • Eligible to participate in one of the City’s group insurance plans; and may include eligible dependents
  • Covered by the City’s group term life insurance plan
  • New hires become benefit-eligible on their 91st day of employment

GROUP TERM LIFE INSURANCE

LIFE INSURANCE: BASIC, SUPPLEMENTAL & DEPENDENT LIFE
Administered by UNUM
Customer Service: 1.800.421.0344
Claim Fax: 1.800.447.2498
Website: www.unum.com
Electronic Evidence of Insurability Form

LIFE INSURANCE

LIFE INSURANCE: BASIC, SUPPLEMENTAL & DEPENDENT LIFE
Administered by UNUM
Customer Service: 1.800.421.0344
Claim Fax: 1.800.447.2498
Website: www.unum.com
Electronic Evidence of Insurability Form.

DISABILITY INSURANCE

Administered by UNUM
DISABILITY: SHORT-TERM & LONG-TERM DISABILITY
Customer Service: 1.800.421.0344
Claim Fax: 1.800.447.2498

Website: www.unum.com

OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
Outside employment may be permissible if it does not constitute a conflict of interest with your City duties. Also, the number of hours or schedule can not interfere with the efficient performance of your City responsibilities.

POLITICAL ACTIVITY

No employee while working for the City of Miami Beach shall seek or accept any nomination to any public office within the City of Miami Beach or use the influence of his/her position in any public or private matter.

SUGGESTION BOX – “Don’t just think it. Say it

Many excellent employee ideas are lost because the opportunity for proper consideration did not present itself or was unavailable. If you have an idea or suggestion of value to the City write it down and put it into the suggestion box located on the 1st floor of City Hall. All ideas are welcome.

I.A.F.F. & FOP. PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES

Probationary employees, whose positions are covered by the I.A.F.F. or F.O.P. contracts, as well as part time and temporary employees participate in a 457 Deferred Compensation program instead of paying into Social Security. The employee contributes 7.5% and the City contributes 2.5% of the employee’s salary.

MILITARY LEAVE
An employee who is a member of one of the Armed Forces Reserve Units or a National Guard Unit, after presentation of official orders to the Human Resources Department, will receive leave with pay not to exceed 17 days in a calendar year. Travel time cannot be charged to military leave.

JURY DUTY

Leave with pay will be authorized in order that employees may serve required jury duty.
Employees who do serve on jury duty are paid after submitting to the Human Resources Department the proper form from the court verifying the days served.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS & DEPENDENTS

Notify your department and Human Resources Department in writing if you change your address or telephone number. This can be very important in case of emergency or if correspondence is mailed to your home.
Should your dependents or your marital status change, you may wish to revise:

  • Your designation of beneficiary for retirement or life insurance purposes.
  • Your health insurance coverage.
  • The number of exemptions you claim for income tax deductions.

EXIT INTERVIEW

When it comes time to say good-bye and prior to your leaving City employment you must make an appointment for an exit interview. The purposes of the interview are to arrange for the payment of any unused leave, and, to verify the return of all City property.

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK IS A GUIDE

This handbook is meant as a guide. For more extensive information about any topic, please contact the appropriate department. Your Human Resources office will be happy to provide more detailed information or guide you to the appropriate authority. The material in this handbook is subject to change and is not intended as a contract of conditions of your employment.

MIAMI BEACH’S UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE SYSTEM

Unclassified employees are those employees appointed to positions not covered by Civil Service. Unclassified positions include the City Manager and staff, department and division heads, administrative personnel, employees in the Legal department and those in positions which require exceptional qualifications.