We are pleased that you are considering employment with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The Benefits Highlights document explains the benefits that are available to all 12 Federal Reserve Banks. In addition, employees of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston are entitled to receive certain other benefits.
The additional benefits include:
As you learn more about the local benefits offered through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in the descriptions that follow, you will see that the benefits are very competitive with those of top employers across the country.
Domestic Partner Coverage
Qualified domestic partners are covered under medical, dental, vision insurance, personal accident insurance, group life insurance, family and medical leave, bereavement leave, and family sick leave. In order to apply for this benefit, a declaration of domestic partnership must be completed.
Paid Holidays & Vacation
Because the Federal Reserve recognizes the importance of providing time for rest, recreation, and personal activities, our employees receive ten paid holidays each year and a generous vacation allotment.
Bank employees receive 10 paid holidays (the Federal holidays) plus 2 floating holidays. Floating holidays are earned on January 1 and June 17 of each year.
The amount of vacation employees earn is based on status and length of service up to a maximum of 25 days (200 hours).
Years of Service
Days (Hours) of Vacation
1-4 15 (120 hours) 5-9 17 (136 hours) 10-14 20 (160 hours) 15-19 22 (176 hours) 20+ 25 (200 hours)
*Assistant Vice Presidents and above, irrespective of length of service, receive at least 25 vacation days
Newly hired employees will earn vacation prorated according to the month in which they start, according to the following schedule. Economists, please ask a recruiter about first year vacation accruals.
Starting Month of Employment
Days (Hours) of Vacation
|January||15 (120 hours)|
|February||14 (112 hours)|
|March||13 (104 hours)|
|April||11 (88 hours)|
|May||10 (80 hours)|
|June||9 (72 hours)|
|July||8 (64 hours)|
|August||6 (48 hours)|
|September||5 (40 hours)|
|October||4 (32 hours)|
|November||3 (24 hours)|
|December||2 (16 hours)|
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
To assist employees (or their household members) who may be experiencing difficulties, the Bank contracts with an EAP to provide free and confidential services such as counseling for individuals, couples, adolescents, children or the entire family. The EAP also offers stress management techniques and drug and alcohol abuse counseling with referrals to treatment programs in the employee’s local area. The EAP’s work/life services produce resources listings, print literature and helpful referrals that assist with locating child care, elder care and legal services.
Tuition and Educational Reimbursement
Full-time and part-time employees with satisfactory performance may apply for tuition reimbursement. To be eligible for reimbursement, courses must be related to Bank work. All courses that are part of a degree requirement will be eligible for reimbursement, if the degree is related to Bank business and the degree program is from an accredited institution. Each calendar year, undergraduate courses can be reimbursed at 100 percent up to $7,000; graduate courses can be reimbursed at 100 percent up to a maximum of $10,000. Reimbursement is prorated for part-time employees.
Biological and adoptive mothers are eligible for up to 8 weeks of paid parental leave, and biological and adoptive fathers up to 2 weeks of paid parental leave, for the birth or adoption of a child. Additional leave may be paid using accrued leave or unpaid.
Employees who adopt children are eligible for reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year for qualified adoption expenses. This benefit is intended to support employees who choose to have families by adoption, and provides them with a financial benefit similar to that provided under our medical plans for employees who have families by childbirth.
Back-Up Child Care & Elder/Adult Care
The Bank provides emergency back-up child care to assist employees who are primary child care providers (whether parents or grandparents) of children 2 months to 13 years of age. The Bank contacts with Bright Horizons at One Financial Center, which is conveniently located across the street from the Bank.
The Bank provides back-up adult in-home care for your spouse/partner, parents, in-laws, adult children or even yourself.
Regular & Long-term Care Needs
Bright Horizons CareDirect easily connects you with options for more regular and long-term care needs – as well as care for evenings, weekends, and even pets. With CareDirect, you enjoy unlimited access to resources for:
Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center retains a full-time Medical Professional to assist you with any episodic illness or injury, as well as managing any leave cases such as Disability, Workers Compensation or Parental Leave. The Health and Wellness Center also sponsors blood drives, preventive health care programs, urgent care visits, annual flu shots, self-service blood pressure checks, a lactation room for new moms and a variety of health awareness workshops.
An in-house Fitness Center is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and is available free of charge to all employees who complete a Fitness Center health screening and program orientation. The center offers a variety or exercise equipment including Stairmasters, Treadmills, Lifecycles, Cybex, Universal and Body Master machines and free-weights. The Center also holds a variety of classes including Step, muscle conditioning, Yoga and more. Lockers and shower facilities are located nearby.
The Bank offers a transit subsidy of up to $50 per month to offset employees’ public transportation cost. Employees can purchase transit passes or pay for parking expenses on a pre-tax basis. The cost is conveniently deducted from employees’ paychecks.
The Bank subsidizes the cost of breakfast and lunch in the on-site cafeteria, and lunch served in the Harborview Dining Room, a more formal dining area located on our top floor with views of Boston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.
Access to Local Bank Information
If you become an employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, you will have access to all local information on our Bank's Intranet site. The site includes department information, events at our location, news about our Bank, and a link to the Smart Benefits Web site (www.federalreservebenefits.org) — your gateway to all Federal Reserve benefits information. (See the Benefits Highlights document for more information about the Smart Benefits Web site and instructions for accessing it as a prospective employee.)