US Department of Labor

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Program analyst

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Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Sense of patriotic pride. Public service. Meaningful work. Great pay plus a 5% match from government for Thrift Savings Plan (401k). Good health care benefits. $125 monthly transit subsidy to help pay for commute. Steady work in the face of a serious recession. (So far, at least. We will see where our funding goes during the sequester and upcoming budget fights between President Obama and Republicans in Congress.) Getting to work with some of the best and brightest.

Cons

Not respected by taxpayers. Some will even resent you and want to take away some of the good benefits mentioned above. Increasingly, you and your salaary are a political pawn. Government could get shut down over funding issues. You have to live in Washington, DC to perform the job. Have to deal with new poltical appointees every four years -- and you may not agree with their political views and/or the direction they want to take the Agency. The working conditions are Spartan, drab and depressing, depending on the office.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the career staff and you will get some good insights and advice. More teleworking opportunities would make staff happier and more productive. Give more flexibility as to the hours one has to be at work. Core hours are 9:30-3:00 Mon-Fri. Should instead be 10:00-2:00.

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    Great place!

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    Current Employee - Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flextime, flexplace, stimulating/important job to do, no shortage of work, nice bosses who care about me and my success.

    Cons

    A lot of the paper work seems unneccessary. I can't go into specifics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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    wage and hour investigator

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    Current Employee - Wage and Hour Investigator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Wage and Hour Investigator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    travel, constant learning, you won't be bored.

    Cons

    Tons of reading, no joke, for the first 2 mth of my work, I feel like a law student but paid much less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more ?

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