The benefits, like most federal jobs, are awesome. One of the great perks of federal employment.
Contractors are not given the same safety and DH but have more flexibility to move up the ranks
Retirement Savings matching at 5%; Decent Health Insurance; Metro Transportation Benefits; Free membership in on-site gym open on week days (Some Benefits only apply to USG Direct Hires; Many contractors, fellows and other types of employees not eligible)
Free housing when assigned abroad
Best is contributions USG makes to benefits costs. Worst thing I suppose is that HR is so bad at administering their program.
The benefits that are provided are amazing - worldwide coverage, generous leave allowances, etc. However, dental/vision is optional and US Government has no paid time off for parental leave (must use vacation and sick time)
Relocation assistance, health benefits, life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan
Not as good as it is cracked up to be - bad dental insurance and very expensive.
great learning experience and good entry position.
Personal service contractors do not receive any matching or assistance on retirement contributions.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.