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Department of Justice career opportunities feature competitive starting salaries and the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours, and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle. You will enjoy a range of comprehensive and competitive employment benefits that include:

Health Benefits, Insurance & Retirement


The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program can help you and your family meet your 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.

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.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) is a tax-favored program that allows participants to pay for out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

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 helps pay costs when a person needs assistance with daily living. It covers skilled, intermediate and custodial care in the home, adult day care center, assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospice facility.

Retirement Plan

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

Pay, Vacation & 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 (FMLA), military leave, time off for special circumstances and more.  An additional benefit for new parents is “paid parental leave” which provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave for qualifying FMLA purposes.

Paid federal holidays

There are typically 10 public holidays observed each year. 

Work Schedules & Work/Life Balance

Flexible work schedules

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.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) provide services designed to help employees, managers, and organizations meet life challenges and remain healthy, engaged, and productive. 

Updated September 28, 2023