The City of Richland will delay opening offices and facilities until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, for an annual all-employee meeting. Richland City Hall, Administrative Annex, Development Services Building, Richland Community Center, Fire and Police Offices, Human Resources, Shops Facilities, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, and Horn Rapids Landfill are all affected. The Richland Public Library will open at its regularly scheduled time of 9:30 a.m.

Police, fire and emergency services personnel will continue to respond to emergency calls.

Benefits Package



The City of Richland continuously reviews current compensation packages to ensure they are fair, consistent, flexible, adaptable and responsive, as well as fiscally responsible, in order to remain competitive in recruiting and retaining highly qualified employees.


Eligible employees receive the following benefits:

  • Medical benefit plan with modest employee contribution
  • City-paid dental and vision plans
  • City-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • City-paid life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Generous employee leave programs
  • Optional participation in Section 125 - Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Retirement savings programs such as:
    • Participation in the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems
    • Deferred compensation options, allowing a tax-deferred savings and direction of investments through International City / County Management Association - Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC 457 and 401(a) options)
    • Optional 457 deferred compensation plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions (IAFF only)

*All benefits are subject to change and may vary depending on the applicable bargaining agreement.


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