Health insurance options are plentiful enough you can find something good for your budget - and compared to what the average non-government employee has available, it is indeed an excellent benefit.
The best thing is that you get partially funded health insurance. The worst part is that everyone not working for the government things you have GREAT benefits (no dental, no optical, etc.). Social Security is considered part of your Government funded retirement! Yes, they offer paternity leave (completely unfunded).
Exceptional benefits package which is standard for US Government Employees. matching 401K to 5% vesting in 3 years, large selection of health insurance choices, FSAs, etc. Retirement plan,
They have a standard government benefits package which is good. Outside of that they are not very flexible on telework other than one day a week. Additionally my department does not allow any flexible schedules. They do not offer any bonuses with Superior ratings on your annual assessments. And tuition reimbursement is only available for a select few job Series, it is not available to everyone.
The health benefits are second to none, but they're also quite expensive for the premium package.
the best thing is the benefits. No forward movement.
Free housing while overseas, great healthcare, a pension after 20 years, and access to the Thrift Savings Plan
Salary is average or below for the number of hours and intensity of work in Washington D.C. It can be hard to make ends meet, especially if you have kids. It is, however, one of the few employers that offer both a pension and TSP/401K type program.
As a US Federal employee you get: FERS is a retirement plan that provides benefits from three different sources: a Basic Benefit Plan, Social Security and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Two of the three parts of FERS (Social Security and the TSP) can go with you to your next job if you leave the Federal Government before retirement.
government benefits account for another 40K on top of my regular salary. great work life balance, health insurance, pension, etc. Can't really beat government benefits...