Benefits of Civilian Employment
Low Cost of LivingOklahoma City boasts one of the lowest cost of living in the nation.
Flexible HoursThe hours vary on the position. There are three shifts: day, swing and graveyard shift.
WagesSalaries are based on the job descriptions. There are three pay scales that could apply. There are WG (Wage Grade), GS (General Schedule) and National Security Personnel System (NSPS) employees. Attached are the pay scales for the following:
- Wage Grade: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/wage/scheds/af/survey-sch/109/109R-09Jan2008.html
- General Schedule: https://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/pdf/RUS.pdf
- NSPS: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/nsps/paytables.html
Please note that pay is adjusted geographically and the majority of jobs pay a higher salary. Locality payments in the continental U.S. range from 8.64% to 19.04% . Pay rates outside the continental U.S. are 10% to 25% higher. Also, certain hard-to-fill jobs, usually in the scientific, technical, and medical fields, may have higher starting salaries. Exact pay information can be found on position announcements.
Vacation Time (Annual Leave)We offer excellent vacation benefits. Years of Service Leave Earned Per Year:
0-3 yrs = 13 days
3-15 yrs = 20 days
15+ yrs = 26 days
Sick LeaveOur employees earn 13 working days of sick leave per year. Unused sick leave can be carried over to the next year.
Paid HolidaysNew Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Health InsuranceWe offer a variety of health benefit plans. We contribute over 70% of the cost. Employees pay their share of the premium through payroll deduction. More information can be found at http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/
Life InsuranceWe offer low cost term insurance for our employees and their family members. More information can be found at http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)The FERS retirement systems provides benefits from three different sources:
- Basic Benefits
- Social Security System
- Government's 401K plan better known as Thrift Saving Plan (TSP)
Thrift Saving Plan (TSP)You have the option to make a contribution to the TSP up to $15,500 of your salary. We will match your contribution up to 5%. Additional benefits provided by the TSP are loans and three different investment plan options.
More information can be found at http://www.tsp.gov