CERDEC offers its civilian employees a variety of benefits ranging from paid holidays, insurance and retirement plans, educational and professional growth opportunities, flexible work schedules, and a variety of other benefits afforded to Department of Army civilian employees.
Through required and optional education and training, CERDEC’s workforce sustains the knowledge base needed to stay at the forefront of research and development efforts in state-of-the-art communications and electronics. CERDEC supports the continuation of advanced education and training that relates to the employee’s work and organization mission.
CERDEC provides opportunities for informal and formal job rotation assignments, both within the organization as well as with other Army organizations. Such assignments that lead to career broadening experiences may be within the employee’s functional specialty or in another career field entirely.
CERDEC government employees are eligible to receive federal employee benefits. More information about specific benefits can be found at the below links.
In addition to 10 paid holidays, Department of the Army employees can earn annual and sick leave each pay period. The accrual rate is established by the Office of Personnel Management and determined by the employee’s schedule (full time, part time, etc.) and length of government service.
Visit OPM Civilian Leave to learn more about Army civilian employee leave, leave accrual rates and employee leave ceilings.
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), most federal employees are entitled to a total of up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for various, set reasons.
CERDEC allows for alternate work schedules that fit within mission requirements. Such flexibility supports success through improving efficiency and productivity, enhancing employee recruitment and retention, reducing absenteeism, decreasing overtime expenses, fostering energy conservation through commuter traffic reduction and furthering employee job satisfaction and morale by improving the quality of work life.
CERDEC allows for telework depending on mission requirements and employees’ work schedules. Through telework, CERDEC sustains a more flexible and agile workforce capable of working from off-site locations during contingency situations.
CERDEC understands the correlation between employee health and a vibrant and productive workforce. CERDEC supports a wellness program that encourages employees to cultivate healthy lifestyles, enhancing the quality of work, productivity and resilience.
The CERDEC Wellness program allows full- and part-time federal employees, with prior approval from their supervisors, to have up to three hours of administrative leave per week to engage in a fitness program.
The wellness program may not exceed six months and is only available for use one time during the employee’s tenure.