Benefits of Working with SSP

As a DoN organization, we offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Depending on the position being offered, you may receive a portable retirement plan with employer-matching contribution, affordable health and life insurance plans, paid vacation and sick leave, health and wellness services, and other employment benefits. At some locations, such as SSP Headquarters in Washginton DC, you may be eligible to receive mass transit subsidies.

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

  • Choice of plans: Fee-for-Service, Point of Service, Preferred Provider Organization, or Health Maintenance Organization
  • No waiting periods or pre-existing condition limitations
  • Choice of coverage for self, or self and family

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)

  • Basic coverage includes double benefits for accidental death and benefits for loss of limb(s) or eyesight
  • Employees can also purchase optional insurance at their own expense
  • Employees younger than 45 receive an additional amount of coverage at no added cost.
  • Additional features include Long Term Care Insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts

Work/Life Balance Program

  • Flexible work schedules, including alternative work schedules and telework positions
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Ten paid Federal holidays per year
  • Free confidential counseling and referral services
  • Recreation activities and programs

Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

  • Comprised of the FERS Basic Benefits Plan, your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and Social Security
  • TSP is a voluntary tax-deferred retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees. It is similar to 401(k) investment plans in the private sector.

Professional Development - Training and Education

  • Classroom training, on-the-job training, formal mentoring program, and coaching program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Tuition assistance

Military Service Credit and Leave

  • Active duty in the military service may be used to determine annual leave accrual rate and retirement eligibility
  • Paid time off for certain activities with the National Guard or Armed Forces Reserves
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