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Employment Opportunities for Retired Federal Employees
The NIH strives to recruit and retain the best employees to carry out our important mission.
We are actively seeking former Federal employees to:
- Act as mentors to entry and mid-level staff;
- Provide on-the-job training and coaching;
- Work on short-term projects and/or surges;
- Provide a knowledge pool for best practices;
- Provide support to program managers.
And did you know the NIH ranked # 1 in the AARP’s “Best Employer for Workers Over 50” in 2013 - the first Federal agency to ever make the list! See why at AARP-best-employers-2013 .
Advantages to working as a reemployed annuitant at NIH:
- Opportunity to be part of the NIH mission
- Opportunity to shape our future leaders
- Return to a familiar employment system
- Competitive salary
- Supplement your retirement income
- No impact on your retirement benefit (unless disability or discontinued service retirement)
- Potential increase in your retirement benefit (CSRS/FERS, Social Security (SS) and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP))
- Potential for tax-deferred and tax exempt salary
- Potential eligibility for Federal benefits such as health, dental, vision and life insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts
- Earn annual and sick leave (except intermittent work schedules)
- Receive holiday pay (except intermittent work schedules)
- Flexible work schedules
Little Known Facts about Reemployed Annuitants:
- CSRS retirees continue to be excluded from Social Security tax not true for contract work.
- CSRS and FERS reemployed annuitants are eligible to contribute to TSP.
- FERS retirees are immediately eligible for Agency TSP contributions no waiting period to receive the automatic 1% and matching contributions.
- The Office of Personnel Management allows, in limited situations, authority for waiving the annuity offset - of course you lose the potential for increased retirement benefits if the waiver is approved.
- The annual leave accrual rate is the same rate as when you retired - in most cases this means you earn 8 hours for each 80 hours you work.
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