Lots of time off compared to Private Industry
401K and pension, pay sick and vacation leave
US pays about 75% of premiums for health. Retirement is about 1% of gross salary per year x number of years($100,000 X 1% x 20 years =$20,000 per year.) Retirement does not count elective fund where gov matches up to 5% of pay.Typically someone can put away $200,000 for 20 years on bond fund pick. Retirement also does not include SS. 10 holidays off,after 3 years 6 hours per pay period ( 26 pay periods) leave and 8 hours per month sick leave. Depending on agency ,telework can vary from none to about 50% . Professionals can usually have education and pro fees paid for on an agency case by case basis..
Stability of your position- act of congress to fire you
It exists based on solid cost benefit analysis and research. It covers well, the basic support elements.
Excellent Medical and Dental coverage.
benefits are matched by employer, increases in premiums
Not having clear guidance on what is available.
The cost is rising, and as new people obtain jobs, some of the benefits are getting smaller. However, government has a wonderful Thrift Savings program, where if you save a percentage of your salary, it is matched by the government up to, I believe 5%. The program is fantastic if you enter into it at a young age and save, for example, 10% of your income (pre-tax). If you stay for 25-30 years, you are almost guaranteed to retire a millionaire. (Of course future stock market changes could impact this. You have multiple insurance options. The life insurance options are very affordable. If you are LGBT, I think you will find that the atmosphere is very accepting and the government was among the first to afford benefits to partners (I cannot predict the future). There are pretax plans for child care, extra med benefits, 12-13 holidays a year, and family leave for illness, birth and adoption. Although I could only put in one city down below-the benefits apply throughout the USA in SSA.
Full Benefits package and stability with advancement options
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.