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Career News | Feb. 22, 2021

Achieving a Work-Life Balance at DCAA

By DCAA Staff Writer

Work-life balance is not just a phrase we say at DCAA, but a principle we practice. But what does that mean, exactly? For DCAA, it means recognizing that the people who make our Agency great—our employees—are more than what they do at work. Providing the tools to successfully coordinate work, family needs, health, and other responsibilities helps employees flourish in all aspects of their lives. An array of generous federal benefits and programs are available to help you balance work and personal responsibilities, including:

Telework and Flexible Schedules

Sometimes a standard “9-5” schedule just doesn’t fit all employees. DCAA knows that flexibility in how you work can help improve what you get done. Federal employment offers both telework and flexible schedules for most positions at DCAA, with approval, so you can work where and when it works best for your needs. For flexible schedules, employees may vary arrival and departure windows around core work hours to help balance their work and personal lives.

Health and Wellness Programs

We know that healthy and happy employees are productive employees. On-site fitness centers or off-site fitness membership reimbursement, smoking cessation programs, and mental health initiatives all combine to help DCAA employees maintain and improve their health. The available Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free and confidential counseling service with professionals to help address grief, family and marital problems, financial concerns, and more.

Paid Leave

Life happens while we meet our mission, and the federal paid leave program allows you to be present for those moments that make life matter. Beyond federal holidays, likely the first thing to come to mind when considering paid leave is annual leave—which affords you the chance to recharge or reconnect with family and friends. But paid leave also includes sick leave to care for yourself or family members, and family-friendly leave for military duty matters or the birth or adoption of a new child.

Learn more about these and other generous wellness programs to support a great work-life balance on our website