Work and Family Life Program
The nationally-recognized Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Family Care Program offers a wide range of services to support employees in balancing their work and family life. Our staff of well-trained and knowledgeable work and family life specialists are available to provide support and education in a timely and respectful manner. Our programs include:
Child care resource and referral services
Parent resource library
Voluntary Child Support Program
Health and Dental Plans
LADWP provides a variety of health and dental plans fully or partially subsidized depending on the option selected and number of dependents. All of these plans will cover most individual and family medical expenses.
As a commitment to our employee's health and wellness, the LADWP has established state-of-the-art fitness centers at various locations. Our John Ferraro Building Fitness Center offers both cardiovascular and weight machines, men’s and women’s locker rooms and shower facilities, and a complete program of employee-led fitness classes. Membership is free to all LADWP active employees.
Tuition Reimbursement and Training
LADWP has one of the best tuition reimbursement programs of any employer around. One hundred percent tuition reimbursement is available at the school of your choice (certain restrictions apply). In addition, we have a comprehensive multi-media training program available.
From doll and toy holiday distributions to emergency medical/dental loans for employees, the heart of the LADWP is the non-profit Employees Association. There's plenty of time for fun too; with amusement park discount tickets and a variety of clubs for every interest, such as Toastmasters, the LADWP Bike Club, Ski Club, and Choraliers.
LADWP provides an excellent independent retirement plan to which both the employee and the Department contribute. The plan provides temporary and permanent disability. Further our death benefits is treated as an insurance plan, but it is not a term life insurance. The employee's contribution of 10% is tax deferred and paid through payroll deduction. For more information about retirement, death and disability benefits, please go to https://retirement.ladwp.com/.
This plan is offered as a supplement to retirement benefits. Employees participating in this plan voluntarily defer a portion of their salary to help them prepare for financial independence when they retire and, at the same time, lower their income taxes. Deferred compensation funds and earnings are not subject to state and federal income taxes until the funds are withdrawn, usually at retirement. Contributions remain in the plan until the employee separates from City service.
Ride Share Incentives
LADWP is committed to ridesharing and provides incentives to employees through parking and public transportation subsidies. Under most circumstances, those who carpool or join a low cost LADWP vanpool can park for free.
Flexible Work Schedules
In an effort to improve air quality, the City of Los Angeles introduced flexible working schedules for employees. Depending on your work assignment, location, and Union, you can start as early as 6 a.m. or as late as 9 a.m. and have a three day weekend each week (the 4/10 schedule) by working an extra two hours a day. Another option is the popular 9/80 work schedule - by working just an extra hour a day, you can have a three day weekend every two weeks.
Flexible Spending Accounts
LADWP offers flexible spending accounts that allow employees to reduce their taxable income through automatic pre-tax payroll deductions for eligible medical, dental, and dependent care expenses.
Paid Time Off
- Two weeks after one year of service
- Three weeks after five years of service
- Up to four weeks with additional years of service
- Eleven paid holidays including two floating holiday each year
- Sick leave is available for illness or injury