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The Office of Naval Intelligence offers you an exciting and unique opportunity to put your knowledge and experience to work for your country. We are looking for intelligent, motivated people who want to make a difference in the world. At ONI, you will work with a diverse group of individuals, in a wide variety of subject areas, among some of the most experienced and highly regarded analysts in America's Intelligence Community. ONI offers you the opportunity to gain a unique view of the world while performing the essential mission of securing the free navigation of the world's oceans and the safety and security of America.



The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) offers its employees both civilian and military a variety of career benefits that include the ability to participate in an alternate work schedule program. ONI also offers the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) to employees, the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is the retirement plan for those entering federal service under a permanent appointment.


  • Flexible Work Schedule Program
  • Leave System and Government Holidays
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program
  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program
  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

For more information on the above programs, please visit these other Government Career Benefit Websites by using the following links:



ONI Offers Programs and Amenities

Benefits designed to promote a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle, include:

  • Generous pension, 401(k) and healthcare benefits
  • Flexible work schedules
  • 13-26 days of annual leave depending on length of government service
  • 11 government holidays
  • Free, off-street parking and available Metro subsidies
  • Full-service cafeteria & break areas
  • Fitness center with full-time trainer and group exercise classes
  • Navy Federal Credit Union Branch
  • Barber/stylist
  • Dry cleaning services
  • Discounted movie & event tickets
  • Community involvement & volunteer opportunities
  • Proximity to cultural arts & professional sports venues

Flexible Work Schedules

The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) offers alternate work schedule programs. The three work schedules available are:


  • Compressed Work Schedule (CWS) – The majority of the employee’s work schedule includes nine hour days with one day off during the two week pay period.
  • Gliding Work Schedule
  • Flexi-tour – Employees work five, 8-hour workday each week with preselected starting and stopping times.


Leave System


Annual Leave

Annual leave provides ONI civilian employees with paid time off for vacations and to take care of personal business or emergencies. Annual leave is earned every two weeks determined by the length of government service (including applicable military service) as shown below:


  • 0-3 years service 4 hours per pay period or 13 days per year
  • 3-15 years service 6 hours per pay period or 20 days per year
  • Over 15 years service 8 hours per pay period or 26 days per year


All employees may accrue a maximum of 240 hours (30 work days) of annual leave which may be carried over from leave year to leave year. Annual leave in excess of 240 hours must be used during the current leave year.

Sick Leave

Sick leave may be used when an employee is unable to work due to personal illness or injury, pregnancy and childbirth or for personal medical, dental or optical examination and treatment.

Family Friendly

Family Friendly leave allows an employees to take up to 13 days of sick leave per year to provide care to a family member suffering from an injury or illness; pregnancy or childbirth, or for family member requiring medical, dental, or optical examination or treatment, or to attend the funeral of a family member.


Family Medical

Under the Family Medical and Leave Act, an employee is entitled to use a total of 12 administrative work weeks of sick leave or combination of annual leave, sick leave and leave without pay for the purpose of caring for a family member suffering from a serious health condition.


Voluntary Leave Transfer Program

The voluntary leave transfer program allows federal employees to donate annual leave to assist other federal employees who have personal or family medical emergency and who have exhausted their own available paid leave.


Bone Marrow Organ Donation Leave

Employees are entitled to 7 days of paid leave in a calendar year to serve as bone marrow donor and up to 30 days of paid leave as an organ donor.


Military Leave

Military leave is granted to civilian employees who are absent from duty without loss of pay or charge to annual leave to perform active or inactive duty for training as a member of one of the following services:


  • Army Reserve
  • Coast Guard Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Marine Corps Reserve
  • Army National Guard
  • Air National Guard
  • National Guard of the District of Columbia

Court Leave


Court leave is leave of absence from duty without loss of pay or charge to annual leave to perform one of the following:


  • Jury duty in a federal, state or municipal court
  • Witness on behalf of a state or local government in an unofficial capacity
  • Witness on behalf of a private party in an unofficial capacity as long as the United States, District of Columba, state or local government is a party to the proceedings

Government Holidays

Government employees receive 10 federal holidays per year:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Per OPM, 'Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr."
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

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