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NSF Benefits and Career-Life Programs

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Recognized over the past few years as one of the Best Places to Work among small Federal agencies, NSF offers its qualifying employees a very attractive benefits package, along with numerous career-life enhancement programs.

View the salaries for General Schedule, Excepted Service, and Senior Executive Service positions. This information does not apply to Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) program participants.

As an NSF employee, you may be eligible to take advantage of the many civil service benefits offered to Federal employees. Many of the benefits are cost-shared by the Government, keeping your individual costs down. Our benefits are comparable to, and often better than, those of many employers in private industry. This information does not apply to Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) program participants, Visiting Scientist, Engineer and Educator (VSEE) program participants, Experts, Consultants or to some temporary employees.

As part of NSF's commitment to providing a quality work environment for its employees, the Foundation provides the following career-life services and programs: NSF Employee Association, NSF Federal Credit Union, Wellness Program, Physical Fitness Center, Science Fare cafeteria, and a Child Development Center.

Learning & Development Opportunities
The NSF Academy was established to serve as the central locus of learning for NSF. The Academy’s Learning Management System offers over 2,000 web-based e-learning courses along with traditional onsite classroom courses, Program Management and Leadership Development seminars, independent research/development programs and tuition assistance.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
View the NSF Office of Equal Opportunity Program’s homepage to learn about our Affirmative Employment Program that promotes equal employment opportunity for all NSF employees, to including women, minorities and individuals with disabilities and other special emphasis programs.


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