The Office of the Administrative Assistant can offer you an attractive and industry competitive salary.
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As a new employee, you may be eligible for special bonuses such as a recruitment bonus or a relocation bonus.
Other programs you may want to ask about include: employee development programs;
student loan repayment programs; retention allowances; veteran’s preference, and interagency transfers.
The Total Army Awards Program fosters mission accomplishment by recognizing the excellence of both
military and civilian employees and motivating them to high levels of performance and service.
As an Army employee you are eligible to be nominated for a variety of awards, including Invention
awards, Special Act or Service awards, On-the-Spot Cash awards, Time Off awards, Performance awards,
Quality Step Increases, Honorary awards, Public Service awards, and Career Service Recognition. To
learn more about Army award opportunities, review
Army Regulation 672-20.
The Office of the Administrative Assistant supports community service and encourages participation in the annual Combined Federal Campaign.
The federal employee health insurance program is a nationally recognized model
that offers you choice and flexibility along with a substantial employer contribution
to premiums. And you can pay your share of premiums as well as your out-of-pocket costs
with pre-tax dollars.
These programs provide a variety of confidential services, including counseling and
referrals, to employees who are experiencing personal problems such as work and family
pressures, substance abuse, or financial problems that can adversely affect performance,
reliability, and personal health. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) help employees and,
where feasible, their families with problems that may affect their well-being and their
ability to do their jobs. These worksite programs, which are generally available to all
Federal employees, offer cost-free, confidential employee counseling and referral to community
treatment and/or professional services, as appropriate.
You will be able to choose among several options for life insurance coverage for both you and your family members.
We offer the largest group long-term care insurance program in the country. As a new employee, you can apply by
answering just a few simple questions. And you can tailor your benefits package to your own needs.
To help you manage responsibilities outside of your jobs and enhance your peace of mind
while you are at work, Federal agencies offer a range of family friendly flexibilities
for eligible employees. These include flexible work schedules, telework; child care and elder care resources; adoption
information and incentives programs; child support programs, including subsidies and dependent
care flexible spending accounts; and employee assistance programs.
The Federal Government is a leader in providing family-oriented leave policies, flextime,
and telecommuting arrangements to support a positive work culture and environment. The Government
is committed to helping employees meet and balance the responsibilities of work and home life
The federal employee leave policy provides ample time off to take care of your personal,
your recreational and your health care needs. In addition to 10 paid holidays every year,
you will accumulate 13 days of sick leave each year along with from 13 to 26 vacation days,
depending on your years of employment.
Leave sharing programs allow an employee who has a personal or family medical emergency and
who has exhausted his or her own leave to receive donated annual leave from other Federal
employees through the voluntary leave transfer or leave bank programs.
A 3-part retirement program including social security benefits, a 401(k) type plan, and a
defined benefit component based on years of employment and salary history.
In addition to retiree health insurance benefits under the FEHB Program, you also will be eligible for Medicare.
Civilian employees with prior military service may be eligible to receive credit for their military
time toward their civilian retirement. For more information, go to http://www.opm.gov/index.asp.
Federal agencies offer qualified employees a transportation fringe benefit program that
includes the option to exclude from taxable income employee commuting costs incurred
through the use of mass transportation and van pools. Agencies in the National Capitol
Region offer employees “transit passes” in amounts approximately equal to employee commuting
costs, not to exceed the maximum level allowed by law.
It is the policy of the Government of the United States to develop its employees through
the establishment and operation of progressive and efficient training programs, thereby
improving public service, increasing efficiency and economy, building and retaining a
force of skilled and efficient employees, and installing and using the best modern practices
and techniques in the conduct of the Government's business.
To learn more about Government Employees and their benefits visit the
U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Additional information is available at USA Jobs.
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