Employment Benefits

Employees of the City of Springfield serve in a probationary status for the first 6 months - 12 months for the Police and Fire Departments - of employment. During this period, employees are trained and tested to determine whether they will become full-time employees.

Once an employee is off probation, benefits provided by the city become available.


Employees receive 11 paid holidays throughout the year.

Vacation Days

Employees earn 8 hours per month of vacation leave after the 1st year of employment. After 10 years of employment, they earn 10 hours per month. After 15 years of employment, they earn 12 hours monthly.

Sick Leave

Employees earn 8 hours of sick leave per month.

Health Insurance

The city pays 85% of the premium for single and family coverage, and the employee pays the remaining 15%.

Life Insurance

The city provides $50,000 of term life and AD and D insurance for all employees; and employees have the option to purchase additional insurance up to $100,000.


The city pays 100% of the retirement for employees. The vesting period is 5 years. Retirement benefits are with the State of Tennessee's retirement plan (TCRS).

Employee Assistance Program

The city contracts with Magellan Behavioral Health for confidential counseling services for employees, including stress management, substance abuse, marital counseling, grief, depression, etc.

Longevity Pay

Employees receive longevity pay on an annual basis from $10 - $30 for each year of service after 5 years.