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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government

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.

Primary Benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. For additional information on general compensation and benefits typically offered, please contact the hiring agency for the job to which you have applied. 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