Employee Benefits

Understands and demonstrates knowledge of HR concepts, principles, and practices related to retirement, insurance, injury compensation, and other employee benefits programs.

Key Behaviors:

  • Provides retirement counseling and calculations upon request.
  • Determines employee eligibility for health, dental, vision, life and long-term care insurance programs, retirement and thrift savings plan program provisions.
  • Applies HR principles utilizing an extensive body of personnel regulations i.e., Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations, HHS Instructions, and the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions.
  • Interprets new policy and procedures relating to Federal benefits, MyPay, DFAS, and eOPF, communicating important information concerning these systems and/or programs to NIH staff.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.