Pros: At Audit Bureau with Comptroller's Office, 80 hours of job training are required every two years; flexible work schedule from earliest of 07:30 a.m. to latest of 10:00 a.m.; more than one options of zero monthly premium health insurance plan offered and also options of low-cost plan; all the national holidays even election day are off; first year starts with 10 sick days, 15 days annual leave in accrual and 1 personal day; have pension plan in place; have commuter benefit to the maximum amount allowed by IRS. Cons: No % match in retirement plan; No paid maternity leave; work from home is not allowed; and never ever have a snow day or storm day off.
Excellent health insurance and retirement benefits if you are in a uniform agency.
Bureaucracy makes it difficult to access benefits. No maternity provisions.
Pension benefit grouped into tiers, with each successive tier receiving less benefit for more buy-in.
Honestly, the benefits package is pretty standard. There are a few plans to choose from and the cost/coverage varies widely - I was on a plan where I paid a ton for great coverage, and then a plan where I paid less but had difficulty finding any therapy practice that would take it. The dental is fine for 2 appts a year but I don't know how much it covers beyond routine check-ups. I've had to pay a lot of vision costs out of pocket. The vacation time is nice, and my particular office had the opportunity to gain comp time (as opposed to paid OT) with great flexibility to use it as needed.
Salaries are stagnant. Don't expect a raise pass your initial salary. 401K fees are low. Pension sucks. Healthcare is overrated.
it's all cost-based. if you're willing to pay a premium out of pocket from payroll deductions, you can get a really good plan. there are a big variety of health care companies to select from.
Benefits are great and if you can make it long enough I hear the pension is worth it.
Best: affordable health plan Worst: no work from home, little flexibility in terms of hours
paid time off and health benefits are great
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