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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL
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Q: How much leave will I accumulate?
Q: What is the difference between the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS)?
Q: How long do I have to elect health benefits coverage (FEHB)?
Q: When will my FEHB be effective?
Q: How long do I have to sign up for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)?
Q: When will my FEHB and/or TSP deduction come out of my paycheck?
Q: How long do I have to elect Federal Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)?
Q: Where can I find more information on Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)?
Q: Who do I contact for questions regarding my benefits?
Q: If am a temporary employee, am I eligible to receive health benefits?
Q: Who can answer pay/leave questions?
Q: When do I start earning leave?
Q: Do I have to enroll in direct deposit?
Q: Will a pay stub be mailed to my home?
Q: What will be coming out of my pay check?
Q: When do I get paid?
FACULTY
Q: What are some of the differences between faculty positions and staff positions?
Q: What is an excepted service appointment?
Q: What is the administratively determined (AD) pay scale?
Q: What are the qualifications for faculty?
Q: What is the hiring process for faculty?
STAFF
Q: What are some of the differences between staff positions and faculty positions?
Q: What is the competitive civil service?
Q: What is the National Security Personnel System?
Q: What are the qualifications for staff?
Q: What is the hiring process for staff and how long does it take?
Q: What is the Priority Placement Program?
STUDENTS
Q: What are the differences between being a STEP and a SCEP?
Q: What, specifically, are the benefits offered?
Q: What are the educational qualifications for STEPS and SCEPS?
Q: What happens after my I have completed my education?