Educational/Professional Growth

Through required and optional education and training, CECOM’s workforce sustains the knowledge base needed to stay at the forefront of research and development efforts in state-of-the-art communications and electronics. CECOM supports the continuation of advanced education and training that relates to the employee’s work and organization mission.

Rotational Assignments

CECOM provides opportunities for informal and formal job rotation assignments, both within the organization as well as with other Army organizations. Such assignments that lead to career broadening experiences may be within the employee’s functional specialty or in another career field entirely.

Insurance, Retirement, and Savings

CECOM government employees are eligible to receive federal employee benefits. More information about specific benefits can be found at the below links:

Health Insurance

Federal employees have the option to choose from a wide variety of health plans. This Office of Personnel Management site contains information about federal employee health insurance policies, eligibility information, enrollment procedures, open seasons and more. Army civilian employees are guaranteed protection that cannot be canceled by the insurance carrier. Additionally, employees receive government contribution toward the cost of their plans, unless they are on a temporary appointment.

Health Insurance Link

Dental and Vision

In addition to health insurance, current federal employees have the option to enroll in vision and dental coverage. Employees can enroll online or find out more about BENEFEDS, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program site.

Dental/Vision Link

Retirement Savings Plan

The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement and savings investment plan for federal employees and uniformed service members, including the Ready Reserve. TSP is a defined contribution plan, meaning that retirement income received from a TSP account depends on the amount the employee, and possibly the employee’s agency, put into the account during the employee’s working years and the earnings accumulated over that time.

Retirement Link

Flexible Spending Accounts

Through FSA FEDS, federal employees can contribute money to their flexible spending account before taxes are withheld. Employees are then reimbursed for out-of-pocket healthcare and dependent-care expenses.

FSA Link

Life Insurance

The Federal Employee's Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers Group Term Life Insurance for most federal employees. This site offers guides, optional plan information, calculators and eligibility information about FEGLI.

Life Insurance Link

Army Benefits Center

Federal employees may enroll in and manage their federal benefits from this site. ABC-Civilian provides links to various benefits afforded to Army civilian employees.

ABC Link


In addition to 10 paid holidays, Department of the Army employees can earn annual and sick leave each pay period. The accrual rate is established by the Office of Personnel Management and determined by the employee’s schedule (full time, part time, etc.) and length of government service. Visit OPM Civilian Leave to learn more about Army civilian employee leave, leave accrual rates and employee leave ceilings.

Family Leave

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), most federal employees are entitled to a total of up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for various, set reasons.