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U.S. Department of Agriculture Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (14 comments)

    “It costs a lot for the copays and the selection of doctors is minimal. The explanation of what is covered is minimal and you get surprised by bills...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (7 comments)

    “Great benefits for time off and sick leave IF your supervisor understands the policies and supports your request to use your earned leave when you...”

  • Retirement Plan  (4 comments)

    “Actually, there isn't much to manage on this. I just signed up and don't think about it.”

  • Jun 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Matching 401(K) up to 5%; good health plan and life insurance policy; vested relatively quickly; easily transferable to other federal agencies

  • May 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Best: TSP is a great low-cost retirement investment option.

  • Mar 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    With it being the Federal Gov't, the benefits are awesome especially insurance prices (medical and dental). Also great retirement matching program

  • Mar 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Chemist in Fort Collins, Colorado

    The staff is outstanding. The experience and knowledge gain is amazing. The salaries have not been adjusted for inflation in 20+ years and are unliveable.

  • Feb 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Consumer Safety Inspector in Wendell, Idaho

    The health insurance is good, it was better several years ago. I would still say it is a good benefit. Dental is awesome. The retirement package is nice, it consists of TSP and pension. The pension is taken out automatically. You decide how much to put into TSP. The agency matches it dollar for dollar up to 5%. You're vested after 3 years.

  • Dec 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Food and Safety Inspector in Grand Island, Nebraska

    Health insurance was out of this world. Super affordable and made my long-term medication super cheap Sick leave and annual leave accrues 4 hours ever 2 weeks and you can pick 6 weeks vacation for the year in October. You are not required to take the vacation though.

  • Oct 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Training Officer in Porterville, California

    You can retire early, but you can't touch your money until you're 59 and a half

  • Sep 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Internship in Big Flats, New York State

    They offer a very reasonable 401(k) and retirement plan.

  • Aug 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current International Program Manager in Washington, District of Columbia

    Best: 5% matching on TSP and no ceiling on contributions, transit subsidy for public transportation, FERS retirement, significant discount on health insurance.

  • Jul 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Mansfield Center, Connecticut

    Comprehensive benefits package with generous leave and personal time. Flexible work schedule offered. Paid travel. Good training offered for positions obtained.

Benefits Summary


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Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • CheckmarkWork From Home (25)
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • CheckmarkAdoption Assistance (2)
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • CheckmarkGym Membership (5)
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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