Professional Growth

Professional Growth is encouraged with career advancement opportunities available through a wide range of technical and managerial areas. Salaries are competitive with private industry as well as other government agencies.

Tuition and Training Reimbursement

Tuition and Training Reimbursement are available to employees to help improve performance of official duties or to gain new skills needed within the organization. Through the Academic Study Program, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides funding for a full academic year of graduate credits to enhance and develop your knowledge in disciplines relevant to agency programs. Under some circumstances, undergraduate credits may also be funded.

Employee Recognition Programs

We have a variety of incentive and performance awards, both monetary and honorary, to recognize employees for their outstanding work and contributions.


Life Insurance is available at low cost for group term life insurance.

Health Insurance is available to FHWA employees and family members at reasonable rates with no waiting periods, medical examinations may be required, restrictions may apply because of age or physical condition. You have a wide selection of insurance plans, offering a variety of benefits, such as dental coverage, prescription discounts, and eye care services. In addition, your health benefit coverage can be carried into retirement.

For more information please visit the OPM Healthcare and Insurance section.


Employees are covered by an excellent retirement plan which offers the Thrift Savings Plan, a tax deferred savings option of up to 10% of salary with matching government contributions of up to 5%.

For more information please visit the OPM Retirement Services section or the OPM Thrift Savings Plan page.


We support an Employee Counseling and Assistance Program that offers confidential individual and family counseling services.

Family Friendly Leave

We have an impressive array of family friendly leave flexibilities, including annual leave, sick leave for personal medical needs and family medical care, leave for adoption, leave sharing programs, and leave for bone marrow and organ donation.

For more information please visit the OPM Fact Sheet on Family and Medical Leave or OPM Leave Administration section.

Flexible Work Schedules

Employees may choose to work under an alternative work schedule which allows you to have a three-day weekend every other week. This gives you more time to spend with your family and pursue your interests and hobbies outside of the office. For more information visit:

Task-Based Telecommuting

Task-Based Telecommuting is available to employees on a special project/task basis where you are able to work from your residence or at another approved location away from your permanent office location. This helps reduce transportation congestion and employee commuting expenses.

Health and Wellness Programs

Health and Wellness Programs are available to ELFHD employees to assist them in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles, including fitness facilities in many of our work locations.

For more information please visit the Benefits, Leave, and Pay for Federal Employees page.