FEDERAL BENEFITS

The nation's Number One employer is our own U. S. Government - excellent benefits - top rewards for top performance - great incentives for great ideas! The following benefits apply to tenured, full-time, permanent employees.

PAY COMPARABILITY: Salaries based on comparison with Private Sector ... Locality Pay ... Special Pay Provisions ... Law Enforcement Pay

JOB SECURITY: Layoffs very rare ... Federal job is Secure ... Federal Workers Needed to Provide Government Services

ANNUAL PAY INCREASES: Yearly raises keyed to Employment Cost Index (ECI) ... President Recommends ... Congress Approves

STEP INCREASES WITHIN-GRADE: Good job performance and time in job ... Go from Step 1 to Step 10 increasing your salary

MERIT PROMOTION SYSTEM: Eligibility to Compete for a Higher Grade ... Time in Grade Requirements

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE: Shared Cost ... Government Pays Large Share ... Over 300 HMO's and 15 Fee for Service Plans ... No Waiting Period ... No Pre-existing Condition Clause ... No Medical Exam

LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS: Cost of Living Adjustments ... Thrift Savings Plan ... Social Security ... Government Matching Contributions

RETIREMENT BENEFITS: Federal Employees Retirement System ... Social Security ... TSP

HOLIDAYS: Ten Paid Holidays Every Year

VACATION/SICK DAYS: Accrue 13 - 20 - 26 days per year vacation ... 30-day Carry Over ... Accrue 13 Days Sick Leave Every Year ... Family & Medical Leave ... Leave Banks

TRAINING: Government-Paid Training ... Tuition Reimbursement ... New Skills ... Employee and Organization Performance Enhancement

ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULES: Flexible Workday Hours ... Compressed Workweek ... Telecommuting from Home or a Center

PART-TIME WORK: Permanent Positions ... Eligible for Benefits ... Job Sharing

JOB TRANSFERS: Noncompetitive ... Meet the Qualifications ... Meet the Requirements

APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES: Merit Systems Protection Board ... Office of Personnel Management ... Prohibited Personnel Practices ... Government Unions ... Federal Labor Relations Authority

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Disabled Vets ... Hiring Points Added for Competition

EXECUTIVE SERVICE: Senior Executive Service ... Executive Development ... Executive Rewards

JOB EXCITEMENT: Exciting ... Necessary ... Varied ... Important


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