Employee Benefits and Policies



The City provides group medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and short-term disability for full-time employees. Supplemental policies for cancer, critical-illness, hospital confinement indemnity insurance, and  long-term disability, are also available.


The city participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) at the maximum 7% contribution level with a 2:1 match by the city and five-year vesting, Social Security, and offers a voluntary 457 plan through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Holidays and Paid Leave

Full-time employees receive 13 paid holidays annually and are eligible for sick leave and vacation hours.


Equal Opportunity  Employment

The City of Kennedale is firmly committed to providing employees with a work environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. No officer or employee of the city shall discriminate in employment practices based on race, creed, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, sex, age, or the existence of a physical or mental disability, nor does the city discriminate on the basis of genetic testing. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, job assignments, pay, training, promotions, privileges, and conditions of employment.

At-Will Employment

City of Kennedale employees who do not have a written, individual employment contract, approved by the City Council and setting forth a specific, fixed term of employment, are employed at-will. This means that no individual supervisor has the authority to enter into an employment contract with any employee. As an at-will employee, either the employee or the city may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, without notice or cause.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The City of Kennedale complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 by offering equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals and strictly prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability. The city shall provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who are otherwise qualified to perform essential job duties when doing so does not create an undue hardship for the city.

Immigration Law Compliance

The City of Kennedale is committed to employing only those individuals who are authorized to work in the United States and who comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Under IRCA, each new employee, as a condition of employment, must properly complete, sign and date the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) and present legally acceptable documentation establishing identity and employment eligibility.

Drug-Free Work Environment

The City of Kennedale recognizes the health and safety risks of drug and alcohol abuse and the adverse effects it has on job performance. Our goal is to maintain a drug-free, healthful, and safe workplace, which means employees are required to report to work in appropriate mental and physical condition to perform their jobs in a satisfactory manner. The city requires a post-offer candidate to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test as a condition of employment. Any candidate who refuses to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test will be removed from consideration of employment.