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Part-Time Benefits

Basic Life Insurance

$15,000 of Basic group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance is provided by Cleveland Metroparks.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Employee, spouse and child(ren) group term life insurance is available for employees to purchase. Premium paid through payroll deduction.


Part-time employees are eligible for up to six (6) pro rata floating holidays each calendar year. Available January 1 following date of hire. Floating holidays are scheduled during a calendar year with mutual agreement of the employee and the immediate supervisor. Any holidays not taken by December 31 are forfeited. Holiday hours are earned at the rate of .0231 hours for each hour worked to be taken during the subsequent calendar year.


Vacation is accrued as follows: 0-7 years = 1.8462 per 80 hours of work; 8-14 years = 2.7693 per 80 hours of work; 15-19 years = 3.692 hours per 80 hours of work; 20 plus years = 3.8462 per 80 hours of work. Earned vacation hours may be accumulated to a maximum of 115 hours as of each December 31.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)

Cleveland Metroparks employees contribute 10.00% and the Park District contributes 14.00%, of employees earnings toward their retirement benefit. Employees do not participate in Social Security. An employee may retire at age fifty-five with twenty-five years of service (reduced benefits), or at any age with thirty years of service (full benefits); age sixty or later with five years of service (minimum).

Deferred Compensation Program

The Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program is a voluntary taxdeferred income retirement savings program. Through payroll deduction, a portion of the employee’s pay can be deferred and invested in one or more saving/investment options, such as mutual funds or a guaranteed account, for payment to the employee normally at retirement. The pay deferral and earnings on such deferral are not subject to federal or state income tax until distribution is made to the employee; then monies are taxed as ordinary income.

Leave of Absence

Eligible part-time employees who require time off due to disability caused by illness or injury, or any other reason set forth in the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, personal reasons, jury duty and military service obligations.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The IMPACT Employee Assistance Program is a confidential voluntary program. The EAP program is available to employees and individuals living within their households to resolve personal and/or family problems that adversely affect life and work. Early intervention often results in the successful prevention or resolution of and recovery from, serious human distress.

Continuing Education

To encourage employees to continue their education and acquire skills that enhance their professional development, Cleveland Metroparks provides tuition reimbursement. Tuition Reimbursement is available for appropriate coursework and/or degree program.


Cleveland Metroparks provides employee discounts and activities for the benefit of employees and their immediate family in the form of free or discounted Park District or Zoo admissions, purchases and other activities.