You will earn 13 days of paid vacation per year during the first 3 years of employment. From the 4th through the 15th years of service, you will earn 20 days of leave each year. After the 15th year, you earn 26 days of paid vacation per year.
You also earn 13 days of sick leave each year, which can be carried over to the next year.
In addition to earned annual and sick leave, there are 10 Federal holidays per year.
You can select from a wide range of medical insurance plans, choosing the coverage that best suits your individual needs. Individual and family plans are available and can help pay in-patient hospital bills, surgeons' fees, charges for doctor's visits, prescription medicine, and therapeutic treatments. the government pays part of the cost of providing medical coverage for the employee and any eligible family members, regardless of the plan chosen.
If you accept a position with the Federal Government, you will be given an opportunity to select life insurance coverage. This coverage will be based on annual salary.
All new hires (those who have never been employed by the Federal Government) are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of social security benefits, a basic benefits plan, and a thrift savings plan. You pay full social security taxes and make a small contribution to the basic benefits plans, which supplements social security. You also have the option to make tax-deferred contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan, and the Government will match up to 5 percent.
For more information call FSIS Human Resources at 1-800-370-3747 (Minneapolis, MN), or visit us at http://www.foodsafetyjobs.gov.
Last Modified May 30, 2013