Human Resources

Lisa Cariker

Human Resources Director

(903) 731-8421

Susan Tingle

Human Resources Specialist

(903) 731-8427

Civil Service Director

Palestine City Hall

504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX 75801

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Human Resources


Type of Benefit Description Eligibility
Vacation 1-9 Years: 10 Days After 1 Year
Vacation 10-24 Years: 15 Days  
Vacation 25 or More Years: 20 Days  
Sick Leave 10 hours per month After 6 months
Holiday 11 paid holidays per year Immediately
Family Medical Leave Use of accrued time with or without pay After 12 months of service and 1250 hours worked in the preceding 12 months
Funeral Leave 3 paid days leave in case of the death in the immediate family Immediately
Health Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield 30 days and first of the next month
Dental Insurance Met Life 30 days and first of the next month
Vision Insurance Met Life 30 days and first of the next month
Long Term Disability and Group Life Mutual of Omaha Immediately
TMRS Retirement 6% Investment with 2 to 1 match Life Insurance included Immediately
457 Plan Immediately
Section 125 - Flexible Spending Discovery Benefits Immediately
Health Savings Account Discovery Benefits 30 days and first of the next month
Longevity Pay $6.00 per month based on years of service with the City After one year
Tuition Reimbursement   After completion of the probationary period
Anytime Fitness Discounted Rate for Employees Immediately



Important Numbers & Links

Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Benefits
  • Lost Insurance Card

Met Life - Dental Insurance
Texas Municipal Retirement System

American Fidelity Assurance Company
  • Voluntary Benefits
Mutual of Omaha

Texas Life Insurance Company

Met Life - Vision Insurance