Marketing and Regulatory Programs
Before you leave for military duty, please review the important information on these web sites regarding your Federal civilian benefits, and take the necessary action(s).
The USDA pays the employee share of the FEHB premium for up to 24 months for employees ordered to active duty in support of a contingency operation. If you or your family will not be using your FEHB plan, you may cancel enrollment by sending a completed SF-2809 (http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/sf.asp) and orders to your servicing Benefits Specialist (PDF). You may reenroll in FEHB within 60 days of returning to Federal civilian duty.
If you are enrolled in a Federal dental or vision plan under FEDVIP, please contact BENEFEDS at 1-877-888-FEDS (1-877-888-3337) or email Service@BENEFEDS.com for information about premium payments while you are in non pay status from your Federal employment.
When you return to Federal civilian duty, the post-1956 military service deposit may be required to credit this service for CSRS/FERS retirement.
TSP Information for the Ready Reserve (including the National Guard)
When you return to Federal civilian employment, please contact your servicing Benefits Specialist (PDF) within 60 days to obtain current information about benefits decisions you need to make.
Certain Federal Civilian employees on Active Duty in the Uniformed Services or National Guard may be entitled to supplemental payments equal to the amount by which civilian basic pay exceeds (if at all) military pay and allowances, since March 15, 2009. Please save your military pay statements to make a claim when the regulations and procedures are established.
Federal Employees' Compensation Act $100,000 Death Gratuity
(For employees of USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs and the Merit Systems Protection Board)
Last Modified: November 16, 2010