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Federal Employee Compensation Package: It’s More than Just Salary

You’re making a great choice when you choose a career with the U.S. Government. In addition to your take-home pay, our comprehensive compensation/benefits package is highly attractive. As a federal employee, you and your family have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. Some of the most popular benefits include:

  • Salary- Federal Government offers competitive pay, with most positions based on the General Schedule (GS)pay system.
  • Flexible Work Schedules- Maintain valuable contributions to your work group or office while working remotely or by operating on a non-traditional work schedule.
  • Vacation, Personal and Sick Time- Enjoy paid and non-paid time off through our generous leave programs. You may also qualify for a higher leave accrual rate because of your non-federal work experience or uniformed service.
  • Commuter Subsidies- Subsidies are available in some localities to offset work-related commuting expenses by utilizing public transportation.

Additional benefits:

  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Child Care
  • Commuter Subsidies
  • Medical Benefits
  • Continuing Education and Professional Development
  • Elder Care
  • Employee Assistance and Referral
  • Leave for the Care of Family Members
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Incentives and Awards
  • Life Insurance
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Overseas Compensation
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Retirement Benefits and Pension Plan
  • Salary
  • Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Telework/Telecommute/Work-from-Home
  • Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
  • Volunteer Activities/Community Service
  • Wellness and Fitness


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