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Government Benefits

Annual Leave
Full-time employees earn 13 days of paid vacation per year for the first 3 years of employment. From 3 years to 15 years of service, full-time employees will earn 20 days of paid vacation each year. And when a full-time employee reaches 15 years of service, they will earn 26 days of paid vacation each year. Employees can carry over no more than 6 weeks (240 hours) of paid vacation from one leave year to the next. (Part-time employees earn paid vacation hours based on the number of hours they work in a pay period and based on their years of service.)

Sick Leave
Full-time employees will earn 13 days of sick leave each year. There is no limit on the number of days that can be carried over each leave year.

Holidays
In addition to earned annual and sick leave, there are 10 Federal holidays per year.

For more information regarding Leave Administration go to https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/.

Health Care
You can select from a wide range of medical insurance plans, choosing the coverage that best suits your individual needs. Individual, self plus one, and self plus 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.

Life Insurance
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.

For more information regarding Health Insurance, Life Insurance and other Insurance Benefits go to https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/New-Prospective-Employees/.

Retirement Benefits
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 plan, which supplements social security. You are automatically enrolled in the Thrift Savings Plan and the government matches up to 5%.  For more information about the Federal Employees Retirement System go to https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/newprospective-employees.  For more information on the Thrift Savings Plan go to https://www.tsp.gov/PlanParticipation/AboutTheTSP/index.html.

If you have any questions about government benefits that are not answered here at http://www.foodsafetyjobs.gov, you may wish to call FSIS Human Resources at 1-800-370-3747 (Minneapolis, MN).

 

Last Modified Oct 16, 2019