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Work-Life Balance

At DCAA, we know that serving our Nation through auditing and accounting is only part of what you do. Being able to successfully coordinate work, family needs, health, and other responsibilities allows employees to flourish. Our flexible work scheduling, telework, wellness programs, and generous vacation and sick leave help you balance your work with your personal life.


DCAA participates in the government-wide telework program, giving employees the option of working at an alternate worksite, such as their homes. Most positions in DCAA are eligible for the telework program.

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees may be working from home, as stated in the latest DoD guidance.

Flexible Work Schedules

DCAA utilizes a flexible work schedule program, with supervisory approval. Flexible work schedules have core hours from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., during which employees must be at work, and flexible bands where employees may vary arrivals and departures.

  • Variable Work Schedule: Employees choose a consistent start time for each day of the pay period. The number of hours worked in a workday or workweek may vary, as long as they meet their biweekly pay period requirement.
  • Gliding Work Schedule: Employees may choose different start times each day of the pay period, with supervisory approval, but must work 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
  • Maxiflex 5/4-9 Schedule: Employees work eight 9-hour days and one 8-hour day for a total of 80 hours in a biweekly pay period, and can then take one flexible day off. Employees may choose a start time within the flexible hours.
  • Maxiflex 4-10 Schedule: Employees work four 10-hour days each week for a total of 80 hours in a biweekly pay period, and can then take one flexible day off each week. Employees may choose a start time within the flexible hours.

Health and Wellness

At DCAA, we believe that a healthy and happy employee is a more productive employee. Some office locations have on-site fitness centers, and there is an opportunity for fitness membership reimbursement at off-site facilities. We also sponsor a variety of programs and events to support overall employee wellness, including smoking cessation, weight management, stress management, and mental health initiatives.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free and confidential counseling and referral service for DCAA employees. EAP counselors have the expertise to help with various challenges affecting employee's health and wellbeing, including stress, grief, family and marital problems, alcohol or substance abuse, or financial concerns.

Paid Leave

DCAA employees earn annual and sick leave, plus time off for 10 paid federal holidays.

Sick Leave: All employees earn 13 days of sick leave each year, and unused sick leave accumulates indefinitely. Sick leave may be used when an employee is ill, has a medical appointment, or needs to provide care to a family member who is ill.

Annual Leave: Annual leave for vacation and personal time off is earned based on the length of your service with the federal government.

Length of Service Amount of Leave
0-3 years 13 days
3-15 years 20 days
15+ years 26 days

Family-Friendly Leave: DCAA embraces family-friendly leave practices, including those associated with the Family and Medical Leave Act, Leave for Childbirth, Leave for Adoption, and Military Leave. Read more about these programs on OPM’s website.

See OPM’s guidance on the various types of leave to learn more.

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