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Your Finances, Your Family, Yourself.

Job Opportunities with the Federal Judiciary Provide More than a Paycheck

The Federal Judiciary offers a very competitive total compensation package. Total compensation includes not only the numbers you see on your paycheck, but also the "hidden value" provided by your employee benefits. This unseen part of your paycheck adds significantly to the overall value of your compensation.

The following chart highlights benefits we offer to our employees.

Health Care Programs

Plan/Program

Benefits/Services Provided

What It Means to You

Health insurance — Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)

Comprehensive medical benefits including hospitalization, surgery, doctor's office visits, preventive care, and prescription drugs.

  • You create a safety net against medical emergencies.
  • An array of health options to choose from lets you select a plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Dental and Vision insurance

Comprehensive dental and vision benefits.

  • No pre-existing condition limitations.

Health Care Reimbursement Account

Pay eligible health care expenses that are not covered by insurance – such as medical deductibles, co-payments, and alternative therapies – using pre-tax payroll contributions.

  • You cut your taxes and increase your spendable income.

Premium Payment Plan

Pay your health, dental, and vision insurance premiums with pre-tax dollars.

  • You cut your taxes and increase your spendable income.
  • You reduce the cost of your health care.


Financial Security

Plan/Program

Benefits/Services Provided

What It Means to You

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

A savings and retirement plan account that includes:

  • Contributions from the Federal Judiciary equal to 1% of your basic annual pay, plus
  • Your own tax-deferred contributions up to the IRS limit, plus
  • Matching contributions from the Federal Judiciary up to 4% of pay; plus
  • Tax-deferred earnings on the entire account.
  • A savings plan that grows tax free, so it grows faster.
  • The opportunity to direct the investment of your savings by choosing among five investment funds.
  • A portable plan you can take with you and maintain its tax-deferred status.
  • Total Federal Judiciary contributions can reach 5% of your salary.

Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

  • Monthly retirement annuity based on a percentage of your pay.
  • Social Security benefits.
  • A basic security net of financial protection at retirement or earlier if you become disabled.

Long-term care insurance

  • A choice of plans to help pay for assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, and eating.
  • Financial assistance when you need it.

Life insurance — Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)

  • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
  • Provide peace of mind and financial protection for you and your loved ones.


Keeping Your Life in Balance

Plan/Program

Benefits/Services Provided

What It Means to You

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Free confidential professional advice on life's important decisions.
  • No cost counseling on important matters:
    • Financial
    • Legal
    • Health
    • Personal

Commuter Benefit Program

  • Pay eligible commuting expenses for parking and mass transit using pre-tax payroll contributions
  • You reduce the cost of commuting to work.

Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

  • Pay qualified dependent care expenses using pre-tax payroll contributions
  • You reduce the cost of dependent care expenses.