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Enjoy First Rate Federal Career Benefits

As a DOE employee, you'll have access to exceptional Federal benefits with a variety of plan options that often exceed those offered in the private sector. In addition, you'll have competitive remuneration, continuous learning opportunities, and paid time off to help you construct an enjoyable work-life balance. You’ll benefit from:

  • Great salary
  • Recruitment incentives
  • Personal leave (vacation)
  • Sick leave
  • Student loan repayments
  • Matching 401(k) retirement contribution
  • Career development
  • Possibility of opportunities to see the world
  • Training
  • Work-Life balance
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Retirement plan
  • Health/Vision/Dental plans
  • Flexible spending account

Specifically, Federal career benefits for DOE employees include:

  • Retirement: With our Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), you can build your retirement income through a program similar to a 401(k) and Social Security. TSP savings and tax benefits are as beneficial, if not more so, than those in the private sector. New employees are fully vested and can participate in TSP right away.
  • Health Benefits: This program offers numerous plan choices to help you meet health care needs. Payroll deductions and the option to use pretax dollars make up this plan that covers you and your family. Coverage begins as soon as you register for benefits.
  • Dental & Vision Insurance: If you participate in this program, you and your family members will be covered by group supplemental dental and vision insurance coverage. Seven plans are available, and your premiums may be withheld from your salary on a pretax basis.
  • Life Insurance: Eligible employees will receive basic life insurance and three types of optional life insurance at attractive group rates — and most employees can continue their coverage after retirement.
  • Long-Term Care: This program helps pay for long-term care services, such as home care or care in a nursing home or assisted living facility. It's the kind of care you would need to help you perform daily activities if you had an ongoing illness or disability.
  • Flexible Spending Account: You can set aside pretax dollars to pay for some of your medical and dependent care expenses.


For more detailed information on benefits, visit the Office of Personnel Management's benefits page.