The terms and conditions of employment with the City of Iowa City are established by a combination of internal guiding policy and regulation documents, collective bargaining agreements, and applicable laws.

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The following policies establish general employment rights and provisions which are applicable to all City employees.

Additional general City Policies are available for viewing and include Policy and Program on Workplace Violence Prevention, Administrative Policy on Safety and Service to Individuals with Disabilities.  


Permanent City of Iowa City employees are covered by one of three collective bargaining agreements or the Administrative and Confidential employment manual for non-bargaining staff.

Pay Plans

Fiscal Year 2020 pay plans took effect June 30, 2019.