Compressed Work Schedule (CWS)
A compressed work schedule consists of an approved work schedule composed of eight 9-hour workdays and one 8-hour workday. CWS allows for an additional non-workday within each biweekly pay period; essentially, you get an extra day off every other week. Employees complete a basic 80-hour work period in less than 10 working days. There are several types of compressed work schedules; 5-4-9 is the most common, with supervisors approval.
Telework is a part of the DISA culture. Eligible employees may telework at an alternative worksite (i.e. GSA Telework Center, at home, or at a Satellite Office) on a regular and recurring schedule for a maximum of three days per week.
The Wellness Program is an added benefit that allows eligible DISA employees to participate in an exercise program during the workday without charge to leave for a maximum of 1 hour per day, 3 times per week. The DISA Wellness program is designed to encourage and motivate employees to develop a healthy lifestyle and enhance the quality of worklife.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program brings together a variety of personal services. The program includes activities and counseling in the areas of personal finance, emotional and psychological problems, and substance abuse awareness and treatment. The primary focus of the EAP is to assist employees and their families who want help dealing with a substance abuse problem.
This program provides DISA employees with complete and personalized consultation, education, information and referral services via telephone and the Federal Occupational Health (FOH) comprehensive work and life website. The program provides a wealth of information, tools and resources for employees. The program is designed to assist with:
- family issues such as adoption;
- funeral planning, child care, aging loved ones;
- health and wellness issues, such as health of children, men, seniors, diet and nutrition needs;
- education issues such as financial aid;
- financial/legal issues such credit/debt;
- retirement, estate planning, and
- daily life issues such as home improvement, pet care, automotive, relocation.
The Adopt-A-School Program gives DISA employees an opportunity to volunteer their time, talents, and expertise at local schools during work hours. DISA is partnered with local schools at our Headquarters in the National Capital Region as well as select schools in our field sites within the United States.
Eligible employees can volunteer on a regular basis or specifically for special events. The agency permits four hours per month to volunteer during work hours. Supervisors may use their discretion to grant additional time.
Mass Transit Subsidy
The implementation of the MassTransit Authority is another worklife tool for DISA. If you use mass transit you can qualify to receive a subsidy each month. Carpools, vanpools, bus, and metro all qualify. Employees can receive a benefit up to their maximum commuting costs, not to exceed $125 a month, tax free excluding parking, the value is added to your SmarTrip card.