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Eligibility for employee benefits depends upon your type of appointment and your tour of duty. Generally, you must be hired under a non-temporary appointment, and have a regular tour of duty, in order to be eligible for benefits.

Eligibility Charts* (PDF)

If you are eligible for employee benefits, please review this information carefully and be aware of the enrollment deadlines:

Employee Benefits (PDF)

Overview of New Employee Benefits. This is an optional PowerPoint slide show; however, if you have transferred to the USDA from another Federal agency outside of USDA, please see the slides that provide benefits instructions specifically for transferred employees.

Overview of New Employee Benefits* (PDF)