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Benefits

As a US Army Corps of Engineers employee, you can receive a comprehensive compensation package to meet your work-life needs. These include:

Flexible Work Environment & Other Benefits

  • Flex time (working hours other than 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
  • Fitness facilities (at specific locations).
  • Telecommuting (approved schedules).
  • Onsite daycare (at specific locations).
  • Paid training and education related to employment.
  • Reimbursement of licenses, certifications, and academic degrees as applicable.
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

Paid Vacation Time, Sick Leave, & Holidays

  • 10 Paid Holidays per year.
  • Vacation/Leave – Each employee earns 13 days per year paid vacation. The vacation or “leave” allowance increases to 19.5 days per year after 3 years of employment and to 26 days per year after 15 years.
  • Sick Leave – In addition to vacation/leave, each employee earns 13 days per year paid sick leave.
  • Leave of Absence for: family care, new born/newly-adopted child, disability, or serious illness.

Comprehensive Health and Life Insurance

  • Health Insurance – A variety of HMO, PPO, and fee for service health plans is offered, as well as dental and vision insurance.
  • Long Term Care Insurance – reimbursement for costs of care when you are unable to perform at least two activities of daily living for an expected period of at least 90 days or when you need constant supervision due to a severe cognitive impairment.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – optional, pre-tax payroll deductions that go into an account that you can apply to health care and/or dependent care out-of-pocket costs not covered by insurance.
  • Life Insurance – The Army contributes 33% of the premium cost for term life insurance.

Generous Retirement Programs

  • Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) – Most new Federal employees are eligible for coverage under FERS. This three-tiered retirement plan consists of: (1) the Basic Benefit Plan (pension), (2) the Thrift Savings Plan, and (3) Social Security benefits.
  • Thrift Savings Plan – a defined contribution plan similar to a 401(k). Employees can contribute up to 13% of their earnings (tax deferred). Receive up to a 5% matching contribution from the Corps of Engineers.