Benefits

Student Employment Opportunities Program

After graduation, there are many reasons to consider a career within the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The benefits of federal employment within the FHWA include:

  • Professional Growth
    Our advantage is career advancement and the ability to enhance and expand your career options by accepting job opportunities which span a range of technical and managerial areas. Salaries are competitive with other government agencies and private industry.
  • Tuition and Training Reimbursement
    Tuition and Training Reimbursement are available to employees to help improve performance of official duties or to gain new skills which are needed by the organization. Through the Academic Study Program, FHWA provides funding for a full academic year of graduate credits to enhance and develop your knowledge in disciplines relevant to agency programs. Under some circumstances, undergraduate credits may also be funded.
  • Employee Recognition Programs
    We have a variety of incentive and performance awards, both monetary and honorary awards, to recognize employees for their outstanding work and contributions.
  • Life Insurance
    Life Insurance is available at a low cost for group term life insurance.
  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance is available to FHWA employees and family members at reasonable rates with no waiting periods, required medical examinations, or restrictions 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 benefits coverage can be carried into retirement.
  • Retirement
    Employees are covered by an excellent retirement plan which offers the Thrift Savings Plan which is a tax deferred savings option of up to $17,000 per calendar year with matching government contributions of up to 5%.
  • Counseling
    We support an Employee Counseling and Assistance Program that offers confidential individual and family counseling services.
  • Family Friendly Leave Flexibilities
    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.
  • Flexible Work Schedules
    Employees may choose to work under an alternative work schedule which allows you to have a three-day weekend every other week. This gives you more time to spend with your family and pursue your interests and hobbies outside of the office.
  • Task-Based Telecommuting
    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 FHWA employees to assist them in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles, including fitness facilities in many of our work locations.
  • Part-Time Employment and Job Sharing
    Part-time employment and job sharing are available options that may help balance an employee's work and family responsibilities.
  • On-Site Child Care Centers
    On-site child care centers are available at many FHWA locations including the Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C. Child care and elder care referral services are also provided.
  • Transit Benefits
    Transit benefits are available to FHWA employees who use public transportation to commute to and from work.

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