USDA seeks to attract, motivate, develop, retain, and reward the best and brightest people by providing a great benefits and services program.
Health and Well-being
Federal employee insurance programs provide health, life, and long term care insurance benefits to the families of Federal employees.
The USDA Employee Information Center is a resource for employees to receive information such as emergency procedures and notices, operating status, and Department-wide messages.
The TARGET Center conducts needs assessments and technology demonstrations of assistive technologies and ergonomic solutions to aid employees in their work environment.
Work-life and Career Enhancement
The Office of Personnel Management provides valuable employment, pay and performance, and leadership and individual development information for current Federal employees and those looking to work for the Federal Government.
The USDA Hotline was created to allow people the opportunity to report violations of laws and regulations that relate to USDA programs.
USDA participates in the Transit Subsidy Smart Benefits Program, where employees receive a SmarTrip Card or another alternative for eligible transit subsidy benefits.
The USDA Work Life Program assists employees in finding information on various programs, services, and benefits that USDA offers, such as childcare centers, nursing mothers, telework, and wellness programs.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is in place to help you when the pressures of work, home life, or other stressors become overwhelming. EAP services are open to all USDA employees.
Education and Leisure
The USA Graduate School offers career-related and continuing education courses to professionals and federal, state, and local employees throughout the country.
The Employee Services & Recreation Association is one of the largest employee associations of its kind in the country. ESRA provides a variety of services and programs to over 120,000 USDA employees nationwide.
The Department's system for employee training and managing training records. Search, access, enroll in, and record all training opportunities for both online and instructor-led training.