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Benefits and Services

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

Federal employee insurance programs provide health, life, and long term care insurance benefits to the families of Federal employees.

Operating Status

View USDA's Operating Status, Employee Information Line, and other resources.


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

Office of Personnel Management

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.

USDA Hotline

The USDA Hotline was created to allow people the opportunity to report violations of laws and regulations that relate to USDA programs.

USDA Work Life Program

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.

USDA Employee Assistance Program

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

USA Graduate School

The USA Graduate School offers career-related and continuing education courses to professionals and federal, state, and local employees throughout the country.

USDA Employee Services and Recreation Association (ESRA)

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.

Agriculture Learning Service (AgLearn)

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.