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The Great Plains Region Retiree Affairs (RA) web page is designed to keep you connected with Reclamation news and information. In addition to communicating news about the region, RA provides important contact numbers, e-mails and other areas of interest to retirees.

We hope you find these services useful and easy to use. We welcome hearing from you. Send us an e-mail message to help us improve our communication to you.

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Your source for Reclamation news and information.

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Benefits & Programs

Access information about Reclamation retirement benefits, your health benefits and links to medical providers.

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Discount Programs

Reclamation retirees can save money on a variety of products and services with the federal discount program!

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Items of Interest

We've included links to other web sites with information that may be of interest to you.

Benefits & Programs

As a current or former employee of Reclamation, you can find general and personal information about retirement benefits and make changes concerning your annuity payment. Whether you are learning more about your benefits, or changing your account preferences, we hope you enjoy your visit and that you come back soon. Here are some links to assist you.


Discount Programs

FedSave Program

FedSave is a FREE and PRIVATE service that helps Government employees save money. They do this by keeping you informed of all the benefits and savings programs you're entitled to as a Government employee. And as a member, you get special savings on shopping, travel, dining and more!

FedSave works with national brand name companies to provide discounts and special offers. These offers are sent each month to you through the FedSave newsletter. It's sent only once a month, but the offers can last up to 90 days. If you would like to receive these offers and join over 150,000 smart Federal employees taking sign up today!


Benefit Library

Federal government employees enjoy a wide range of "family-friendly" benefits that go far beyond insurance and retirement. This online library was created to help you navigate through these benefits to ensure you get everything you are entitled to.

  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS):
    Benefits based on amount of service and salary history.
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP):
    Multiple investment options similar to a 401(k) plan.
  • Social Security:
    Credit earned while working with the Government. Retirement benefits, disability protection, and survivor protection.
  • Medicare - Part A:
    Available to you at no cost at age 65.
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB):
    No waiting periods, required medical exam, or age/physical condition restrictions.
  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI):
    Group term life insurance - Basic life insurance and three options (Standard, Additional, and Family).
  • Leave and Holidays:
    13 days sick leave each year; 13, 20, or 26 days of vacation leave each year, depending on years of service; 10 days paid holiday each year.
  • Family Friendly Flexibilities:
    Flexible Work Schedules; Telecommuting; Family Friendly Leave Policies; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); Part-Time & Job Sharing Positions; Child & Elder Care Resources Adoption Information/Incentives; Child Support Services.
  • Work/Life Programs:
    Every Federal agency has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which has a goal to restore employees to full productivity.
  • Recruitment Bonus:
    Lump-sum bonus to newly appointed employees for difficult-to-fill positions. Up to 25% of basic pay may be paid prior to employee entering on duty. Service agreement with repayment plan if service time not fulfilled.


  • Relocation Bonus:
    Lump-sum bonus for difficult-to-fill position in a different commuting area; up to 25% of basic pay. Service agreement with repayment plan if service time not fulfilled.
  • Retention Allowance:
    Continuing payment to retain departing employees; up to 25% of basic pay.
  • Incentive Awards:
    Monetary; Time off; Honorary; Non-monetary
  • Employee Development:
    Career Resource Centers; Training Opportunities
  • Supportive of Community Service:
    Annual Combined Federal Campaign
  • Inter-agency Transfers:
    Transfer from one Federal agency/position to another without a break in service.
  • Long Term Care Insurance Program:
    John Hancock and MetLife formed Long Term Care Partners, a jointly owned new company exclusively dedicated to serving the long term care insurance needs of the Federal Family.
  • Tuition Assistance:
    Tuition assistance is money offered to Federal employees to help pay for their classes when it is part of their training and it directly relates to the employees'/students official duties.

Items of Interest

This resource listing is here to help you easily navigate through various online retirement sites. These organizations offer information and tools to assist you in retirement living and planning.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Interior or the Bureau of Reclamation of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein.


Last Updated: March 12, 2013

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