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US Agricultural Research Service Benefits

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  • Jun 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Hyrdrologic Technician in Tifton, Georgia

    Government health insurance is average to below average when compared to private sector equivalents. There are a lot of products to choose from to tailor to your health needs, but the catastrophic limits are $6k and above and difficult to be in-network when in a rural area. The best part of the health care is the paid for add on of vision care through Aetna. PTO - is very good and earned time grows with years of service. 5% match for 401K, basic set of options in the plan. 5% of each paycheck to a pension fund, forced savings account. Life insurance and Death and dismemberment insurance offered. Flex schedule is very helpful as things change at home.

  • Aug 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Dulles, Virginia

    As an intern the company provided a modest annual company uniform allowance and one parking pass per employee per each year .

  • Aug 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Intern in New Orleans, Louisiana

    The vacation time is pretty fair. The use of leave is pretty laid back. I can't speak for the health/financial benefits.

  • Mar 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Scientist in Albany, California

    very expensive health benefit and not commensurate to the salary, but flat rate for everybody even with a low salary.

  • Feb 25, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Austin, Texas

    Benefits are good and beneficial

  • Jan 29, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Ames, Iowa

    All federal holidays were granted for all employees. Vacation time was available for all employees including part time employees.

  • Dec 28, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Biological Science Aid in College Station, Texas

    Paid time off, paid sick leave, paid federal holidays off

  • Nov 23, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former HR Specialsit in Beltsville, Maryland

    Flexible work schedules, no overtime required, excellent work life balance. Pay was ok but aligned with other Federal agencies. Medical care was comparable.

  • Nov 14, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Team Nutrition Intern in Storrs, Connecticut

    I did not receive benefits, I was an intern.

  • Nov 10, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Ames, Iowa

    We got weekends and FEderal holidays off. Occassionally the president and or Vilsack would declare a half day the day before government holidays.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (9)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • CheckmarkWork From Home (6)
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • 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
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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