Federal Holidays– There are 10 paid Federal holidays.
Annual Leave (vacation) – Full-time employee with less than 3 years of service earns 4 hours of annual leave each pay period. After 3 years of service, but less than 15 will earn 6 hours and 15 or more years of service will earn 8 hours of annual leave each pay period.
Sick Leave – Full-time employees earn 4 hours of sick leave each pay period, with the ability to carry over existing sick leave to following years.
Military Leave– Full-time employees are entitled to time off at full pay for certain types of active or inactive duty in the National Guard or as a Reserve of the U.S. Armed Forces. Upon request National Guard or Reservist are provided 15 days per fiscal year for active duty, active duty training, and inactive duty training. An employee can carry over a maximum of 15 days into the next fiscal year.
Health Benefits – Employees enjoy the security of Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) insurance to cover themselves and their families. Employees choose from a number of options to include Consumer-Driven High Deductible, Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) or Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).
Dental & Vision – Employees use the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).
Life Insurance – Our employees are eligible for the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), which is the largest group life insurance program in the world! They may choose from the Basic Insurance option and three forms of Optional Insurance.
Flexible Spending Accounts– Employees may contribute a portion of their salaries on a pretax basis to pay for health care or dependent care expenses.
Long Term Care – Full-time employees are eligible to purchase Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) coverage for themselves and/or eligible family members to provide financial relief should they require lengthy or lifelong assistance with activities of daily living.
Retirement – One of the most valuable benefits for our employees is their coverage under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a retirement plan that provides benefits from three different sources: a Basic Benefit Plan, Social Security and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Two of the three parts of FERS (Social Security and the TSP) can go with you to your next job if you leave the Federal Government before retirement.
Quality of Life and Career Enrichment
Alternate Work Schedules – With supervisory approval, employees may fulfill their 80-hour biweekly work requirement either under a Flexible Work Schedule or Compressed Work Schedule.
Telework – With supervisory approval, Telework is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g., home, telework center). Telework will either be regularly recurring routine or situational (ad hoc).
Employee Wellness Program – The JPEO-CBRND supports health and physical fitness programs and activities for Federal employees because of their relationship to enhancing performance, minimizing absenteeism and other health related problems, and strengthening the Government's ability to recruit and retain qualified staff.
Student Loan Repayment – Eligible employees may be offered this benefit as a recruitment or retention incentive. An employee receiving this benefit must sign a service agreement to remain in the service of the paying agency for a period of at least 3 years.
The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) exists to manage our nation’s investments in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense equipment. Having “Joint” in our title clarifies we support all Services. For example, we provide protective masks to the soldiers walking the streets of a battle torn country and also our Airmen flying in our skies. We also work closely with various government agencies that need CBRN defense equipment.
Our headquarters is located in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edgewood Area, MD, but we have offices across the United States. There are three unique joint project management offices which manage the acquisition of CBRN equipment as enablers to achieving the National Security Strategy and supporting the U.S. Armed Forces as well as four joint project lead offices. As you scroll through this website you will gain a clearer understanding of our unique structure and the capabilities the programs. Please visit the “Who We Are” tab to learn more about the Joint Project Management Offices for CBRN Protection, CBRN Medical, and CBRN Sensors.
With 20 representatives in various Department of Defense Offices across the United States and in other countries, we maintain full situational awareness of CBRN needs, policies, up and coming technologies, and our threat. As a successful proactive acquisition program, we put capable and supportable systems in the hands of the users (service members and first responders), when and where it is needed, at an affordable price. Read more about our latest success stories in our news tab.