Employee ​benefits

As a SMUD employee, you may be eligible for a benefits package that includes competitive pay, health and dental plans, income protection, retirement and savings plans and much more.


Health care and income protection

  • A choice of comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans.
  • Extended workers' compensation pays 85% of salary
  • Basic long-term disability plan pays 50% of salary
  • Workers' compensation


  • Regular employees begin accruing upon employment (either two or three weeks a year, depending on employee group).
  • Thirteen days per year. Unused sick leave accumulates without limit. Conversion of unused sick leave applies to retirement credit.
  • Nine paid holidays per year plus floating holidays (up to four days).


  • Retirement benefits provided through the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). SMUD contributes into CalPERS for all eligible employees. Additionally, all SMUD employees participate in Social Security.
  • 457 and 401(k) plans are available.

Other benefits 

  • Flexible work hours
  • On-site fitness center
  • Credit union
  • Paid education/employee development program
  • Employee discount program
  • Safety awards bonus program
  • Free employee parking
  • Personal computer purchase program
  • Social/recreational employee association
  • Camping privileges in the Sierra
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Close proximity to Sacramento Regional Light Rail
  • Rideshare Program/commuter vans
  • Easy access to major freeways


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