From life and long-term care insurance to flexible spending accounts, the FBI operates in compliance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) plans, including following all of its leave policies. Standard benefit plans include: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program, Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program, Federal Flexible Spending Account Program, Federal Thrift Savings Plan.
Paid Time Off: The nature of law enforcement work can be challenging and invigorating at the same time; therefore, the FBI recognizes that personal time off is essential for its employees and their families. This includes:
Annual Leave - FBI employees earn days of annual leave at a rate determined by their total years of federal government service (this includes civilian and most military service, with exceptions).
Sick Leave - Permanent, full-time employees receive four hours of paid sick leave each pay period or 13 days each year. Part-time employees can earn sick leave on a pro-rated basis.
Federal Holidays - FBI employees receive 10 paid federal holidays each year. They are: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Military Leave - FBI employees who serve as Reserves of the Armed Forces or are in the National Guard are entitled to 15 days of full paid leave for certain types of active or inactive duty, including training, funeral duty or other duties.
Retirement: FBI employees participate in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which is considered one of the best retirement plans. Special Agents can retire at age 50 with 20 years of service and at any age with 25 years of service. The pension formula takes into account the agent’s highest salary years and the length of service, giving an advantage to longer service or higher earnings. Former active duty military personnel may be eligible for credit for their military service.
Special Agent Benefits
In addition to the extensive array of benefits FBI employees receive, the agency has established generous compensation benefit packages for families of Special Agents killed in the line of duty. These include:
Special Agents Insurance Fund (SAIF) - The SAIF is an FBI-sponsored, elective insurance program that pays $30,000 upon the death of a Special Agent, whether job-related or not.
Charles S. Ross Fund — The Charles S. Ross Memorial Fund compensates ($17,500) the beneficiaries of Special Agents killed in the line of duty. Every Special Agent automatically belongs to the Fund.
Public Safety Officers’ Benefit (PSOB) — The PSOB covers all federal, state and local law enforcement officers, firefighters, rescue workers and any other public safety officer who loses his or her life in the line of duty. All FBI Special Agents are automatically covered by this program.
Employee Benevolent Fund — An elective insurance program for FBI employees that pays a set amount to an employee’s beneficiaries upon his or her death.
Beyond traditional benefit plans, the FBI provides reimbursement opportunities for tuition, federally backed student loans and public transportation subsidies, as well as participation in academic leadership programs and sabbaticals. This is in addition to excellent training, international travel, career advancement and recognition as a “great place to work.”
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