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
Tuition and Training Reimbursement are available to employees to help improve performance of official duties or to gain new skills needed within the organization.
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 Insurance is 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.
For more information please visit the OPM Healthcare and Insurance section.
Employees are covered by an excellent retirement plan which offers the Thrift Savings Plan, a tax deferred savings option with matching government contributions.
We support an Employee Counseling and Assistance Program (EAP) that offers confidential individual and family counseling services. The EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service that can help you and your family successfully deal with life’s challenges. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for confidential help with work, family, personal matters, legal, or financial issues. For more information visit: http://www.foh4you.com/
Family Friendly Leave
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.
For more information please visit:
- OPM Fact Sheet on Family and Medical Leave
- OPM Leave Administration section
- OPM Fact Sheet on Annual Leave
- OPM Fact Sheet on Sick Leave
- Key Features of the Paid Parental Leave Law and Interim Regulations
Flexible Work Schedules
Employees may choose to work under an alternative work schedule which allows flexible work hours or a regular day off per pay-period. For more information visit:
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
Health and Wellness Programs are available to FLH employees to assist them in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles, including fitness facilities in many of our work locations.