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New Federal Employee Guide

Federal Civilian Life

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WAEPA’s New Federal Employees Guide helps you navigate all of the details of joining the Federal workforce. We hope this guide will help you make the right decisions concerning pay, leave, alternate work schedules, health benefits, and life insurance.

What You’ll Find in This Guide

  • Federal Pay, Leave, and Work Schedules
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Awards
  • Volunteer Service
  • Reinstatement, Restoration, and Transfers
  • Federal Employee Benefits
  • Eligibility, Types of Plans, Cost of Insurance, and Coordination of Benefits
  • Family Coverage and Same Sex Marriage Benefits
  • Former Spouses
  • Military Service
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)