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US Labor Management & Employee Relations

Phone: 645-7548

Email: mcipac_chro_usemplrel@usmc.mil

 

Benefits

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has Government-wide responsibility and oversight for Federal benefits administration.

As a Federal employee, the benefits available to you represent a significant part of your compensation package. They may provide important insurance coverage to protect you and your family and, in some cases, offer tax advantages that reduce the burden in paying for some health products and services, or dependent or elder care services.

In addition to your Civil Service or Federal Employees Retirement System benefits and the Thrift Savings Plan, the Federal government offers five benefits programs to eligible employees. The five programs are:

 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) supplies 24 hour a day, 365 days a year assistance from a licensed professional counselor to all employees and their immediate families through the Federal Occupational Health organization.

 

GRB (Government Retirement & Benefits) - replaced EBIS

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you receive an Access Denied message when you try to access the GRB Platform, please try using your "DoD CAC Cert" instead of your "EMAIL CAC Cert". This usually resolves the issue.


The GRB Platform is an automated, secure, self-service Web application that allows employees to make health insurance, life insurance, and Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections, review general and personal benefits information, and calculates retirement estimates. In 2012 to protect personally identifiable information, employees can only access GRB from a .mil, .edu, or .gov environment and using their DoD Common Access Card (CAC).

 

Problems with access the GRB Platform can be sent to: donchrportal@navy.mil

 

Questions pertaining to employee benefits and insurance programs should be referred to the Navy Civilian Benefits Center.  Please contact the Benefits Line at 888-320-2917 between 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. The TTY is 866-359-5277.You may also email your questions to navybenefits@navy.mil.

 

Family Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles most Federal employees up to twelve (12) workweeks of unpaid leave, Leave Without Pay (LWOP), during a twelve (12) month period.

 

Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
The Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004 provided the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) the opportunity to establish arrangements under which supplemental dental and vision benefits are made available to Federal employees, retirees, and their dependents.

 

Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program
The Federal Employees’ Group Life (FEGLI) Program became effective on August 28, 1954 and is a Term Insurance program. Managed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the program is governed under 5 Code of Federal Regulations (5 CFR), Part 870, offering eligible employees several choices in selecting the level of life insurance that is right for their individual needs with low group rates and the convenience of payment through payroll deduction.

 

Federal Long Term Care Insurance
The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP), a benefit authorized by Congress in September 2000 to help federal employees, including military, defray the rising costs of long term care, helps pay for services such as home care, nursing home care, or assisted living facilities for people no longer able to perform the normal daily activities of living because of chronic mental or physical conditions.

 

Flexible Spending Accounts
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a tax-favored program offered by employers that allows their employees to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

 

Injury Compensation
All civilian employees are covered under The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). Employees are provided compensation benefits for disability due to personal injury sustained while in the performance of duty or due to employment-related disease. The FECA also provides for the payment of benefits to dependents if the injury or disease causes the employee's death.

 

The Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
The Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP) is a program that permits Federal civilian employees to donate annual leave to other Federal civilian employees who are experiencing personal medical or family medical emergencies. An employee who has a personal medical or family medical emergency that is likely to require the employee's absence from duty for at least 24 hours in a non-pay status, may apply to receive transferred annual leave from other employees with the concurrence of the respective management officials.

 

Your Leave
Leave earned by Federal employees’ compares very favorably with that earned with those employees within the private sector. The two main types of leave are Annual Leave and Sick Leave.

 

 

 

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