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    FEHB Eligibility

    Employees As a Federal employee, you are eligible to elect FEHB coverage, unless your position is excluded by law or regulation. Your agency applies these rules and determines your eligibility. However, there are numerous special provisions for people in part-time or intermittent employment, temporary appointments, and specifically named positions. Dependents Family members eligible for coverage under yourself and family enrollment ...
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    Recruitment and Relocation Incentive Payment and Termination Calculations

    An agency may pay a recruitment incentive under 5 U.S.C. 5753 and 5 CFR part 575, subpart A, to an employee newly appointed to a position that is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. An agency may pay a relocation incentive under 5 U.S.C. 5753 and 5 CFR part 575, subpart B, to a current ...
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    Retention Incentive Payment and Termination Calculations

    An agency may pay a retention incentive under 5 U.S.C. 5754 and 5 CFR part 575, subpart C, to a current employee when the agency determines that the unusually high or unique qualifications of the employee or a special need of the agency for the employee's services makes it essential to retain the employee and that the employee would be likely ...
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    Group Retention Incentives

    An agency may pay a retention incentive to a group or category of current employees if the agency determines that the unusually high or unique qualifications of the employees or a special need of the agency for the employees' services makes it essential to retain the employees in the group and that there is a high risk that a significant number ...
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    Retention Incentives

    An agency may pay a retention incentive to a current employee if the agency determines that the unusually high or unique qualifications of the employee or a special need of the agency for the employee's services makes it essential to retain the employee and that the employee would be likely to leave the Federal service in the absence of a retention ...
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    Relocation Incentives

    An agency may pay a relocation incentive to a current employee who must relocate to accept a position in a different geographic area if the agency determines that the position is likely be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. A relocation incentive may be paid only when the employee's rating of record under an official performance appraisal or ...
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    Recruitment Incentives

    An agency may pay a recruitment incentive to a newly-appointed employee if the agency has determined that the position is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. Covered Positions A recruitment incentive may be paid to an eligible individual who is appointed to a General Schedule (GS), senior-level (SL), scientific or professional (ST), Senior Executive Service ...
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    Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) Program

    Over the next 10 years, 60% of people in the Federal workforce will be eligible to retire. More than likely, 40% of these individuals will retire when they are first eligible. How is OPM proactively preparing for the increased number and complexity of retirement applications expected across the Federal Government? How is OPM responding to increased customer demand for online, self-service ...
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    Retirement Planning Overview

    Retirement Planning Overview
    The Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three components are: Social Security Benefits, the Basic Benefit Plan, and the Thrift Savings Plan. You pay full Social Security taxes and a small contribution to the Basic Benefit Plan. In addition, your agency puts an amount equal to 1% of your basic pay each pay period into your ...
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    Leave and Holidays Overview

    Leave and Holidays Overview
    Federal employees are entitled to at least 13 days of vacation leave as well as 13 days of sick leave each year. Depending on years of service, employees can earn up to 26 days of vacation leave each year. In addition, Federal employees get 10 days paid holiday each year. This allows employees time to spend with their families and to ...
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    Transfers Overview

    Transfers Overview
    A career or career-conditional employee of one agency may transfer, without a break in service of a single workday, to a competitive service position in another agency without competing in a civil service examination open to the public. A transfer eligible may apply under vacancy announcements open to status candidates. An employee may transfer to a position at the same, higher, ...
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    Family Flexibility Overview

    Family Flexibility Overview
    The Federal Government provides many programs for workers to support their needs for individual flexibility. For example, flexible work schedules allow employees to adjust their work hours in order to take a day off each pay period. Employees can enjoy twenty-six 3-day weekends! Also, the Federal Government's Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) allows employees to select certain arrival and departure times that ...
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    Special Incentives Overview

    Special Incentives Overview
    Federal agencies use special incentives to attract and hold talented employees. These incentives usually come in the form of one-time bonuses paid directly to new employees. The federal government offers three types: Recruitment Incentives A recruitment bonus is an incentive an agency may pay to a newly-appointed employee if the agency has determined that the position is likely to be difficult ...
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    List of Student Loans Eligible for Repayment

    The loans listed below are eligible for repayment under the Federal Student Loan Repayment Program: Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) * Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans * Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans * Federal PLUS Loans * Federal Consolidation Loans [gate] William D. Ford Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans) * Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans * Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans * Direct PLUS Loans ...
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    Student Loan Repayment Overview

    Student Loan Repayment Overview
    Federal agencies are permitted to repay federally insured student loans as a recruitment or retention incentive for candidates or current employees of the agency. Student loan repayment is considered a selective benefit and agencies do not provide to every employee. Eligible Loans Student loans are eligible if they are insured by the federal government under the Higher Education Act of 1965 ...
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    Flexible Spending Accounts Overview

    Flexible Spending Accounts Overview
    A Flexible Spending Account, or FSA, is an employee benefit program that allows you to set aside money, on a pre-tax basis, for certain health care and dependent care expenses. That means YOU keep more of your money. These programs are administered by the Federal Spending Accounts Program (FSAFEDS). This program offers three types of accounts: Health Care FSA (HCFSA) [gate] ...
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    Health Benefits Overview

    Health Benefits Overview
    Federal employees enjoy a highly competitive health insurance program called the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB). This program offers many unique and enticing features that set it apart from many private health insurance programs. These features are listed below: A Government Contribution The government pays 72 percent of the average premium toward the total cost of the your premium, but ...
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