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Employee Benefits

Health Benefits, Insurance, and Retirement


The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program can help you and your families meet health care needs. Federal employees, retirees, and their survivors enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country.

Dental and Vision

Dental and vision benefits are available to eligible Federal employees, retirees, and their eligible family members on an enrollee-pay-all basis. The Federal Employees Dental/Vision (FEDVIP) Program allows dental insurance and vision insurance to be purchased on a group basis, which means competitive premiums (withheld on a pre-tax basis) and no pre-existing condition limitations.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) is a savings account that helps you pay for items that typically are not covered (for out-of-pocket medical or dependent care expenses).

Life Insurance

The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) provides group term life insurance, which consists of Basic life insurance coverage and three additional options. In most cases, if you are a new Federal employee, you are automatically covered by Basic life insurance and your payroll office deducts premiums from your paycheck unless you waive the coverage.

Long-Term Care Insurance

The Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program provides an important benefit that can help pay long-term care expenses you may incur in the future.

Thrift Savings Plan

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a tax-deferred retirement savings and investment plan and is similar to a 401(k). By participating in the TSP, Federal employees have the opportunity to save part of their income for retirement, receive matching agency contributions, and reduce their current taxes.

Pension Plan

It’s never too late to plan for retirement and it’s never too early to learn about your retirement options.

Pay, Vacation, and Leave

Pay Tables

Find information on pay tables, including locality pay.

Personal Leave Days for Vacation, Illness, and Family Care

Find information about personal leave, including annual leave, sick leave, Family and Medical Leave Act, military leave, time off for special circumstances and more.

Paid Federal Holidays

The Federal government typically observes 10 public holidays each year.

Work Schedules and Work-Life Balance

Alternative Work Schedule

You may be able to follow alternative work schedules (AWS) instead of traditional fixed work schedules (e.g., 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week), which can enable employees to have work schedules that help the employee balance work and family or personal responsibilities.


The EEOC offers employees the flexibility to perform their duties and responsibilities from an approved alternate location (e.g., home) other than where work is typically performed. Telework also allows the EEOC to function through occurrences that can disrupt business or force an extended evacuation of buildings in the event of national or local emergencies.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP is designed to help employees address personal problems that affect them both at home and at work. The program provides employees with support tools and resources they need to effectively balance the competing demands of work and life, before personal concerns impact well-being and work performance. EAP services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for all EEOC locations and employees to use.

Career Development

Once you join the Agency, you will have access to a wide range of learning opportunities, including conferences, seminars, and online and in-person trainings. The EEOC also offers a Tuition Assistance Program for its employees. The Program allows employees to participate in quality learning and developmental opportunities offered at accredited colleges and universities that are directly related to their current positions.