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Human Resources

City of Tupelo


Q. If health related pretax payroll deductions are made, is it permissible to drop the deductions at any time?
A. No. Pretax deductions cannot be terminated unless there is a qualifying event. Contact the Human Resources Department for further information on what qualifies.

Q. How long may insurance benefits continue under COBRA.
A. Generally eighteen months. However, they may continue for thirty-six months under certain conditions.

Q. When is open enrollment?
A. January of each year.

Q. How do current employees apply for another position within the City of Tupelo?
A. All jobs are posted on the web page, advertised in the newspaper and posted on the bulletin board in each department. Employees may apply for any position he/she is interested in. There is no waiting period.

Q. When are employees eligible to use sick leave?
A. After the first six months of employment. Sick leave use earned during that period, but cannot be used.

Q. Is there a waiting period for enrollment in the insurance plan?
A. Yes. Insurance coverage is available to all fulltime employees the first of the month after thirty days of employment. For example, if an employee starts on February 15th, insurance coverage will not be effective until April 1st.

Q. How many people are employed by the City of Tupelo?
A. The City of Tupelo has 452 full time positions.

Q: When are applications accepted at your office?
A: Applications are accepted between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Q: Do you have to complete a separate application for each position you are applying?
A: Yes. A separate application must be completed for each position you want consideration.

Q: Does HR accept applications for all departments of the City?
A: Yes. Applications for all City positions are processed through our office.

Q: Can I turn my application into the Department that has the vacancy?
A: Only applicants who turn in applications with the HR Office will be considered for employment.

Q: How long do applications remain active?
A: Applications remain active for ninety (90) days.

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