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Compensation & Benefits

The Federal Judiciary offers a generous compensation and benefits package to employees.


Benefits may include the following:

  • Paid time off
    • A minimum of 11 paid holidays per year
    • Annual leave (13 - 26 days per year, depending on length of service)
    • Sick leave (13 days per year)
  • Insurance
    • Choice of Federal Employees Health Benefits plans, including dental and vision insurance
    • Flexible Benefits Program (pre-tax healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts)
    • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Care insurance plan
    • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Retirement
    • Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS)
    • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation
  • Schedule flexibility (telework, alternative work schedules)
  • Employee Assistance Program and other Work/Life resources
  • On-site fitness centers and Health Units (select locations)
  • Professional development opportunities through online learning and other venues
  • Tuition reimbursement (subject to funding availability)
  • Credit for prior federal government service