Professional Growth is encouraged with career advancement opportunities available through a wide range of technical and managerial areas. Salaries are competitive with private industry as well as other government agencies.
Tuition and Training Reimbursement are available to employees to help improve performance of official duties or to gain new skills needed within the organization. Through the Academic Study Program, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides funding for a full academic year of graduate credits to enhance and develop your knowledge in disciplines relevant to agency programs. Under some circumstances, undergraduate credits may also be funded.
Employee Recognition Programs: We have a variety of incentive and performance awards, both monetary and honorary, to recognize employees for their outstanding work and contributions.Life Insurance is available at low cost for group term life insurance.
Health Insuranceis available to FHWA employees and family members at reasonable rates with no waiting periods, medical examinations may be required, restrictions may apply because of age or physical condition. You have a wide selection of insurance plans, offering a variety of benefits, such as dental coverage, prescription discounts, and eye care services. In addition, your health benefit coverage can be carried into retirement.
- Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
- Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
- Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)
- Flexible Spending Account
Retirement: Employees are covered by an excellent retirement plan which offers the Thrift Savings Plan, a tax deferred savings option of up to 10% of salary with matching government contributions of up to 5%.
Counseling: We support an Employee Counseling and Assistance Program that offers confidential individual and family counseling services. Family Friendly Leave Flexibilities: We have an impressive array of family friendly leave flexibilities, including annual leave, sick leave for personal medical needs and family medical care, leave for adoption, leave sharing programs, and leave for bone marrow and organ donation.
- Family and Medical Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/fmlafac2.asp
Flexible Work Schedules: Employees may choose to work under an alternative work schedule which allows you to have a three-day weekend every other week. This gives you more time to spend with your family and pursue your interests and hobbies outside of the office.
Task-Based Telecommuting is available to employees on a special project/task basis where you are able to work from your residence or at another approved location away from your permanent office location. This helps reduce transportation congestion and employee commuting expenses.
Health and Wellness Programs are available to ELFHD employees to assist them in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles, including fitness facilities in many of our work locations.