112 employees reported this benefit
Vacation time is reasonable (approx 5 weeks a year depending on your level), but sometimes managers dont approve the dates that you want to be off. It's always a fight.
Standard benefit package the longer you work there the more paid time off you receive.
This was a great benefit. Accrual is based on years of service. By final years of career had more leave than I could use and forfeited excess hours each year.
You will start with only 13 vacation days and 13 sick days per year during your first three-years; between your 4th to 15th year you earn 20 vacation days with 13 sick days/year; after 15 years of service you earn 26 days of vacation with 13 sick days/per year. Sick days can be rolled over year after year with no limit. Vacation days are limited to a roll over of 240 hours/year.
Standard vacation and PTO - must be accrued over employment rather than given at start date
Benefits are still a good incentive for government employees
The Federal Government offers 240 hours of paid leave and over 60 hours of sick leave a year
All pros and no cons.
You get 6 weeks of paid vacation in between every assignment. Also, during assignments, you get both local and US holidays (a lot of 3 day weekends), in addition to about 4-6 weeks off each year.
It's fairly standard for the federal government. Some bureaus within the department are better than others at compensating for overtime work with comp time.