Human Resources

What Benefits Does MPWD Offer to Full-time Employees?

MPWD Vision Statement: Providing quality water and essential service, since 1929... now... and into the future.

Below is a summary of the current benefits offered to full-time MPWD employees.

  • 4-Day, 36-Hour Workweek, at annual pay competitive with other Bay Area water agencies
  • Voluntary Employee Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Voluntary Employee Participation in a Governmental 401(a) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Wellness Incentive Program with potential to receive up to $1,600/year
  • Safety Incentive Program with potential to receive up to $2,000/year
  • Longevity incentive bonus (of 1% to 4% of employee’s base salary at 5-year intervals)
  • Monthly stipends for professional certifications
  • Educational/training tuition reimbursement available
  • 104 hours of holidays (13 days)
  • 80 to 200 hours of vacation, depending on years of service
  • 16 hours Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 96 hours annual sick leave
  • For new employees, District pays:
    • 100% of the premium for medical coverage for the employee equal to the value of the Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
    • 80% of the premium for medical coverage for the employee’s spouse/domestic partner/dependent(s) equal to the value of the CDHP
    • 100% of the premium for dental and vision plan coverage for the employee
    • 80% of the premium for dental and vision plan coverage for the employee’s spouse/domestic partner/dependent(s)
  • For new employees enrolled in the CDHP, District contributes $1,200 annually to employee’s Health Savings Account (HSA) for employee only or $2,400 annually for family (employee +1)
  • California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
    • 2% at 55 formula for Classic CalPERS Employees
    • 2% at 62 formula for New CalPERS Members
    • Three-year final compensation period (average of highest paid 36-consecutive months)
  • Retiree health insurance benefits for eligible employees
  • Life insurance equal to annual gross earnings up to $150,000
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Employer-paid Short-and long-term disability insurance
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program
  • Direct Deposit

For more information, refer to MPWD’s Personnel Manual and bargaining agreement.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are MPWD’s salary ranges?

The District’s current salary ranges can be found HERE.

How does the 4-day 36-hour workweek work?

The normal work scheduled for all operations staff is Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 4:30pm. Administrative staff work either a Monday through Thursday or a Tuesday through Friday schedule, as assigned, such that our offices remain open 5-days per week.

Does a 4-day, 36-hour workweek mean employees make less money than when they worked a 5-day, 40-hour workweek at MPWD?

No! When employees moved from a traditional 40-hour workweek to a 36-hour workweek at MPWD, they still earned the same annual compensation. Employees’ hourly pay rates were increased such that there was no change in annual pay. MPWD's annual salaries are highly competitive with other agencies in the area.

Does having a 4-day workweek mean that employees receive lesser benefits than when they worked a 5-day workweek at MPWD?

There is no reduction in employee benefits in moving from the 5-day to 4-day workweek, including annual time off. See summary of current benefits above.

Is a 4-day 36-hour workweek available at other water agencies?

We are not aware of any other water agencies that offer a 4-day 36-hour workweek without reduced annual compensation. This is a truly unique and wonderful benefit of MPWD. We value our employees and their work-life balance, and we all work together to make sure that we provide the highest level of service to our community while taking care of our employees.