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US Department of Education Benefits

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  • Work From Home  (3 comments)

    “At the time of retirement personnel was working toward expansion of 'work from home' options”

  • Dec 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former AWG Hearings Branch Supervisor in Chicago, Illinois

    Federal employee benefits package is very good; health insurance plans are varied and plentiful in the Chicago area. Retirement is social security plus a modest civil service pension but their Thrift Savings PLan (TSP) is outstanding

  • Sep 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Management and Program Analyst in Washington, District of Columbia

    Health insurance is standard, it should be better. Work-life balance is important for the US Department of Education. Your supervisors encourage flex work schedules and telework.

  • Jul 25, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Contract Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia

    Standard federal government compensation, leave and retirement package.

  • Jul 08, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Summer Intern in Washington, District of Columbia

    Vacation time is great and flexible. Many staff teleworks (works online at home), which is great if you have kids or family, or if you don't want to fight the DC traffic. They offer replacement at home care or child care, if your health provider for children, elderly parents, sick family members, etc. falls through.

  • May 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Manager in Washington, District of Columbia

    There are an OK number of days for sick leave and for annual leave. Pay is comparable to the private sector. But there is no gym or locker room for employees at the headquarters or other buildings in the area. The lack of a gym or showers or lockers is the worst thing.

  • May 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Pay about 6.6% of check to a federal social security program that you will likely not benefit from. However, you can accrue a LOT of vacation time and will be able to retire at a decent age if you are able to work there for a long time.

  • May 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Equal Opportunity Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

    retirement pay is a good program but not for new employees

  • Jan 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    There is metro benefits for interns to cut the cost for those travelling

  • Aug 22, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Education Program Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia

    Very good benefits package with standard government time off, matching contributions to retirement savings plan, health insurance, etc.

  • Jul 01, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    No bonuses, no alternative work schedules offered like at other federal agencies, tight deadlines due to inquiries from the Hill and oversight agencies

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