Other Benefits

Deferred Compensation (Section 457 Plan)

A voluntary deferred compensation program is provided by the city. Empower Retirement manages the program for employees. Employees may defer up to $18,000 annually depending upon their wages. Those who are age 50 and over can defer up to $24,000 annually and three year pre-retirement can defer up to $36,000 annually.

Employee Assistance Program
To provide you with the best possible resources during life's challenges, the City of Beaverton has contracted with BDA. Through BDA, you and your dependents and/or household members have access to professional assistance in solving problems you may be facing.

It is important to recognize that while this program is paid for by the City of Beaverton, no information will be revealed to the city. You will not jeopardize your employment by seeking assistance. Your contact with the EAP is confidential. Any information that you or others share will not be revealed to anyone without your written permission.

BDA can assist you in these and other areas:

  • Family concerns
  • Career changes
  • Life crises related to death, divorce, illness or other major events
  • Personal and work pressures
  • Alcohol and drug problems
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Financial and legal concerns
  • Identity theft
  • Parenting and child care issues
All regular city employees, their dependents and/or household members may use the EAP.


The city participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and pays both the employer and employee contributions totaling an estimated 11.81% of salary for OPSRP General Service, 13.83% of salary for Tier I and II, and 14.52% of salary for OPSRP BPA. Employees become eligible to participate after six months of employment and are vested after 5 years in PERS.

Workers' Compensation

Any city employee who sustains a compensable occupational injury or illness is eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits as prescribed by law.

Long Term Disability

The city provides employees with a monthly income disability insurance policy through Standard Insurance. The policy shall provide a maximum of 66 2/3% of an employee's monthly base salary after 90 days of disability; this applies to all employee groups. Other coverage details differ by employee group; please see your collective bargaining agreement for details. Premiums for long term disability insurance are fully paid by the city.

TriMet Passport Program

The city currently provides employees an annual TriMet pass for use on all TriMet services. These passes are for current, regular city employees who use public transportation to get to work or attend business related meetings. They are available through the Human Resources Department.

Additional Benefit Options

  • Flexible Schedules
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program