Employee Perks

The City observes the 11 Holidays listed below. In addition employees receive (3) Floating Holidays. 

Observed Holidays
  • New Year's Day 
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday 
  • President's Day  
  • Memorial Day  
  • Independence Day  
  • Labor Day

Winter Closure

City Hall and most City departments are closed from Christmas Eve through New Years Day.

Benefits Fair

Leave Bank

Personal Leave Accrual Benefits

Employees accrue leave time each pay period according to their MOU's/Contracts. This leave time includes personal, sick, and vacation.


Leave Cash Out

Under the City's leave plans, employees can cash out hours in their leave bank to be contributed to a deferred compensation plan or taken as an extra pay check. Please refer to your MOU for the maximum amount of hours that can be cashed out during this period.


Longevity Pay

Employees are eligible to receive longevity pay after they have completed a minimum of ten (10) years of service based on the employee's anniversary date (date of initial hire into a regular full-time position). Employees in the Police Officers Association (POA) bargaining unit are eligible for longevity pay after they have completed a minimum of five (5) years of service. Such longevity pay is based on years of service and the amount is determined by each employee's bargaining unit. Please refer to your MOU for exact amounts.


Educational Achievement Pay

The City will provide a one-time graduation stipend to non-probationary employees who obtain a degree during the course of their employment with the City of Fontana. Degrees must be conferred to the unit member by August 1st of the same year. Appropriate documentation must be submitted to the Human Resources Department in August of each year for those eligible members.


Tuition Discounts

The City of Fontana is proud to partner with the following universities to offer current City of Fontana employees a tuition discount:

  • University of La Verne
  • University of Redlands
  • California Baptist University


Life-Work Balance

Here at the City of Fontana, we understand that you are more than just an employee. Together, with FunExpress, we provide employees with discounted tickets to numerous attractions, activities, and more so that you can focus on you and your family's well-being without having to break the bank.


Employee Engagement

The City of Fontana is committed to creating a positive and engaged employee community. Our Engagement Committee hosts a variety of fun events throughout the year such as Department Olympics, a Halloween Breakfast & Costume Contest, Cornhole Competition, and more! 


Gym Access

Benefited employees are eligible to use the Miller and North Fontana Fitness Center at no cost.


Rideshare Program

Employees who carpool, bike, walk, use public transportation, or have an electric vehicle may be eligible to join our program to receive various incentives. Eligible participants can receive preferential parking, seasonal luncheons, transportation reimbursements, and may even be eligible for gift cards!


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The City of Fontana offers its employees an Employee Assistance Program through The Counseling Team International. Their services provide counseling as well as workshops on personal development. All City of Fontana employees and their household members are able to attend counseling sessions for a variety of needs from marriage to depression to stress at no cost. This program is available 24/7 and is completely confidential. The City of Fontana does not receive a bill for your services. If you would like to take advantage of this confidential program, please contact The Counseling Team International directly at (800) 222-9691 or visit their website at www.thecounselingteam.com.