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  • Feb 24, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Employee in Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Lots of time off compared to Private Industry

  • Feb 22, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Employee in Sacramento, California

    401K and pension, pay sick and vacation leave

  • Feb 16, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    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..

  • Feb 05, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Employee in Boise, Idaho

    Stability of your position- act of congress to fire you

  • Jan 20, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Former Senior Management Analyst in Arlington, Virginia

    It exists based on solid cost benefit analysis and research. It covers well, the basic support elements.

  • Jan 06, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Former Employee in Falls Church, Virginia

    Excellent Medical and Dental coverage.

  • Dec 30, 2016
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Investigator in Nashville, Tennessee

    benefits are matched by employer, increases in premiums

  • Jan 10, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Former Chief in Washington, District of Columbia

    Not having clear guidance on what is available.

  • Dec 23, 2016
    Star Star Star Star Star Former Employee in Arlington, Virginia

    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.

  • Dec 24, 2016
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Grants Management Specialist in Denver, Colorado

    Full Benefits package and stability with advancement options

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