Civil Service Workers Receive Premium Benefits

Enjoy the Benefits of a Career in Civil Service Clerical


Federal, State, and local agencies offer a competitive compensation and benefits package for career employees. Below is the most updated list of available compensation plans. Starting a career in Civil Service is a great opportunity for those looking for stability and long term growth potential.

Employee Salaries and Compensation

In addition to competitive basic pay rates and regular salary increases, depending on the type of job held, most employees may also receive overtime pay, night shift differential, and Sunday premium pay. Click Here to view employee pay scales.

Health Insurance Benefits

Federal Civil Service Agencies participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, which provides excellent coverage and flexibility with most of the cost paid by the Federal agency. There are many plans available, including Fee-For-Service Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and High Deductible & Consumer-Driven Health Plans. Employee premium contributions are not subject to most taxes, making health insurance even more affordable.

Dental and Vision Insurance Benefits

Employees are eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Dental and Insurance Program. While employees pay the full cost, this group insurance offers excellent coverage at rates made even more affordable because premium contributions are not subject to taxes.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Career employees may participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program after one year of service. Tax-free FSA contributions can be used to cover most out-of-pocket health care and dependent care (day care expenses).

Long Term Care Insurance

Employees may enroll in the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program, which insures for the costs of receiving long-term care (e.g., nursing home or assisted living), which typically is not covered by health insurance or Medicare.

Retirement Benefits

Civil Service agencies participate in the federal retirement program, which provides a defined benefit (pension), as well as disability coverage. Eligibility is determined by your age and number of years of creditable service.

Thrift Savings Plan

Career civil service employees may contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which is similar to 401(k) retirement savings plans offered by private sector employers. Employees contribute to TSP on a tax-deferred basis, and may receive automatic and matching contributions (up to 5 percent of pay) from the Postal Service.

Social Security & Medicare

Newly hired postal employees are covered under Social Security and Medicare.

Life Insurance Benefits

Civil Service agencies offer coverage through the Federal Employee’s Group Life Insurance Program. The cost of basic coverage is fully paid by the Postal Service, with the option to purchase additional coverage through payroll deductions.

Paid Holidays

The Federal, State, and local agencies observe 10 holidays each year.

Career Development & Training

The Postal Service offers a learning environment that reinforces success through training initiatives that allow employees to improve basic operational knowledge and gain leadership skills. Executive-level development is provided through a comprehensive multi-level program designed for those executives meeting certain high-performance criteria.

(1) All Information provided by  https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees#item-36407

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