Company:Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Current Opportunities (18)
Location(s):1 Avaition Circle, Room 118
Size:500 or more
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is a public entity, both political and corporate, created with the consent of Congress and the District of Columbia. The Airports Authority was brought into existence through the Regional Airports Authority Act of 1985 and the Virginia Acts of Assembly of 1985. The purpose of the Airports Authority is to plan, provide and actively manage world class access to the global aviation system in a way that anticipates and serves the needs of the National Capital area.
The Authority typically offers two different health care plans to provide you and your family with protection when you incur health care expenses. Employees may select from a Preferred Provider Organization or a Health Maintenance Organization. You may elect to cover yourself, yourself plus one other dependent, or yourself and your entire family. Either plan offers comprehensive medical services at a reasonable bi-weekly contribution rate. These programs include prescription drug and vision benefits.
The Authority automatically covers employees in one of two different defined benefit plans – either the Retirement Plan for General Employees or the Retirement Plan for Police Officers and Firefighters. An employee is covered in their respective plan as of their date of hire.
The Authority’s RSP is designed to help you accumulate capital for your retirement by allowing you to voluntarily save a portion of your pay on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction. The Authority matches a portion, up to 3 percent, of the amount you save. There are many investment options available and your contribution rate may be changed at any time. The annual maximum tax deferred savings limit is currently $15,500, and the age 50 provision is an additional $5,000. In addition, investment earnings credited to your account accumulate tax-free until you receive a distribution. This plan is governed by Sec. 457 of the IRS Code.
This program provides partial income protection to employees when they become ill or disabled until age 65 or older depending on the age at which the disability occurred. Our LTD plan is designed to integrate with the Authority’s leave programs, workers’ compensation, retirement and social security benefits. The Authority provides, at no cost to the employee, the normal 90-day waiting period before benefits become available. Employees may elect shorter waiting periods (60 and 30 days) at a reasonable additional cost.
This program provides benefits to your survivors if you die on or off the job from accidental or natural causes. These benefits supplement your own personal life insurance program. You and the Authority share the cost for basic life insurance. Supplemental and Dependent coverage is also available at reasonable cost to the employee.
The Authority offers most new employees the opportunity to accrue annual and sick leave for their personal use during the course of their employment. Within specific guidelines, employees may use their leave for events such as vacations, illness or injury, and to care for family members. We observe 10 Federal holidays each year. Lastly, the Authority provides leave for an on-the-job injury or illness, administers a donated leave program, and provides for court and military Leave. The Authority manages all programs in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
An FSA enables you to save money on certain health care and dependent care costs by paying for eligible expenses with pre-tax dollars. Since your contributions are deducted from your paycheck before taxes, your taxable income is actually lowered. This means that you pay fewer income taxes and have more money to spend! The maximum you may defer each year is $2,500 for health care expenses and $5,000 for dependent care expenses. The Authority offers direct deposit reimbursement and account management services with the plans.
This program allows you to be reimbursed as much as 90% of your tuition expenses, for up to 12 credits per year, at any accredited college or university. Courses can be taken individually or as part of a degree program and here is the best part - courses do not have to be job related!! Would you like to finish that degree? Would you like to change careers and need the education to do it? Would you like to learn how to speak French? If so, then the Authority’s Tuition Assistance Program is perfect for you!
The Metropool program enables all employees to use covered public transit providers instead of the Authority parking privilege. Agent Cashiers disburse Metro media (Metrocheks, Metro farecards and Metro bus tokens) monthly to program participants and sell media to non-program participants as a convenient service.
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