US Army Corps of Engineers
Baltimore District

Working for the Federal Government

As a Federal Government employee, you will be offered a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family, such as:

  • Our 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.
  • Our 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.
  • 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 including 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.

In addition to these programs, the Federal Government recognizes the need for income replacement and income support benefits down the road, to include:

  • Our 3-part retirement program includes a social security benefit, 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.
  • 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.