Human Resources

Human Resources Department
City Hall, 1st Floor
300 South 5th Street
Paducah, KY 42003

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Stefanie Wilcox • Human Resources Director
 • Senior Human Resources Generalist

• Risk Safety Manager
Daisha Johnson • Diversity Specialist

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City of Paducah Benefits 

Benefits Package

The City offers a very competitive benefits package. Most benefits, including health insurance, are effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment. The list below constitutes a brief summary of offered benefits.  Benefits are covered in greater detail upon employment. 

Deferred Compensation

Employees may elect to contribute additional dollars towards individual retirement accounts through ICMA, Nationwide, or Kentucky Deferred Compensation Program. 

Education Assistance

The City provides financial assistance to eligible employees who complete qualified post-secondary education courses.  Terms and conditions may vary based on the course of study, allowable amounts, and reimbursement cap. 

Employee Assistance Program

Because the City of Paducah recognizes its employees are one of its most valuable resources, the City offers a confidential Employee Assistance Program for employees needing help with

  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Problems
  • Alcohol and Drug-Related Problems
  • Financial Pressures
  • Family Problems
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

The City recognizes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve Day
  • One Personal Day

Note: If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the City recognizes the holiday on Friday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the City recognizes the holiday on Monday.

Life Insurance

A full-time employee receives a life insurance benefit at no cost, effective upon the date of hire. Terms of coverage vary based on position.

Dental, Vision, and Medical Benefits

Dental and Vision Benefits

The City offers dental benefits through Delta Dental.  Coverage is voluntary.

The City offers vision benefits through Anthem Blue View.  Coverage is voluntary.

Health Insurance

The City provides each full-time employee $8,724 per year to help pay for the cost of participation in the City's self-funded insurance plan.  If a full-time employee chooses to waive coverage under the City of Paducah's plan, they can still receive $500 per year in a Health Reimbursement Account or a Flexible Spending Account upon submission of proof of coverage through some other group health insurance plan. The City offers a choice between the Investor high deductible health plan or the Elite low deductible health plan which provides co-pays for prescription medications through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Spending Accounts

Under the City's Section 125 cafeteria plan, full-time employees participating in the City's health insurance plan may elect to contribute additional dollars to a health spending account. With the Investor Plan, employees may select either an FSA or an HSA. With the Elite Plan, employees can participate in an FSA.  Employees may also wish to establish a Child and Dependent Care FSA to manage the cost of child care. 


The City of Paducah participates in the Kentucky Retirement System's defined benefit pension program. An employee’s required contribution, the employer's matching portion, required service components, and benefits vary based upon position and participation date.   

Sick Time

In the event of a qualifying illness, the City offers a generous sick leave plan.  Full-time City employees begin accruing sick time from the date of hire. 

Supplemental Benefits

The City uses a third-party provider to administer voluntary supplemental benefits.  The offerings may include a cancer policy, short-term disability, accident, hospitalization, and group-term life insurance. 

Vacation Leave

Full-time employees begin accruing vacation time from their date of hire. Employees may accumulate up to a maximum of 50 days of vacation. Vacation time may be taken after six months of employment. Vacation accrual rates may differ for employees who are members of a bargaining unit. 


In addition to the City's Health Allocation Benefit, full-time employees participating in the City's insurance can earn additional dollars to fund the purchase of their health, dental, and/or vision insurance by participating in the City's Wellness Plan. Employees who are tobacco-free can earn up to $2,250 per year.  Tobacco-free employees with a qualifying spouse can earn up to $3,250 per year. Money left over after covering insurance premiums can be deposited into health spending accounts as required by plan guidelines.


The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide effective human resource management programs focused on person-centered services that are policy compliant and to facilitate the recruitment, retention, and development of a sustainable quality workforce aligning with the City's strategy. Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every City of Paducah customer. 

We will accomplish this mission by   

  • Properly balancing the needs of the employees and the needs of the City
  • Ensuring a diverse workforce in a safe and discrimination/harassment free environment by maintaining compliance with employment laws and government regulations; providing management and employee training; and developing policies and procedures
  • Providing training and development in areas of effective leadership; employment law and government regulation; and litigation avoidance
  • Hiring the most qualified employees by pre-planning staffing needs; ensuring an effective internal interview process; increasing City visibility in the employment marketplace; and identifying the best and most cost effective recruitment sources
  • Retaining our valued employees by assuring effective leadership qualities in our managers; providing competitive wages and benefits; conducting exit interviews and supplying relevant feedback to management; and enhancing two-way communication between employees and management.  Above all, employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every City of Paducah customer.

Department Divisions

Human Resources Administration  HR Administration formulates policies and develops programs in the full range of employment strategies to ensure compliance and services of the highest quality. This division works with the Finance Department in designing and implementing programs funded by the Health Insurance Fund, a self-insured fund for the employee health insurance cafeteria plan. 

Risk Management  Risk Management assists in the prevention of accidents, injuries, and workers’ compensation insurance costs for the City of Paducah through enhanced loss control efforts, and reinforces risk training and strategies for the City’s 300+ full-time employees. This division negotiates and processes payments from the Insurance Fund for expenditures related to liability, workers’ compensation, property insurance, and deductibles. 

Title VI Compliance and Program Plan

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a non-discrimination statute. Specifically, Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance: (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d). Each federal department and agency, which is empowered to extend Federal financial assistance to any program or activity, by way of grant, loan, federal personnel or any federal agreement contract is authorized and directed to make the provisions of Section 2000d of this title.

As a recipient of federal funds through grant program(s), the City of Paducah is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The City works to ensure that nondiscriminatory services are offered throughout the region thereby enhancing quality of life and economic viability.

Read the City of Paducah Title VI Program Plan

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