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Our Robust and Competitive Benefit Programs

We believe the success of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is based on the exceptional contributions of our staff. The health and well-being of our employees and those who support them are essential. In keeping with that commitment, we provide robust and competitive benefit programs that include:

  • Affordable and comprehensive medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care plans for staff and their family members
  • Flexible spending accounts to help offset out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses
  • Fully paid disability and life insurance coverage
  • Employer-funded retirement with an annual contribution in an amount equal to 10% of eligible compensation
  • Employee-funded retirement savings plan, which allows staff to defer income on a pre- or post-tax basis up to the IRS limits
  • Generous time off benefits that include eight paid holidays, two discretionary holidays, up to 24 days of vacation leave, and 12 days for sick leave
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child
  • Flexible work schedules and telework options
  • Tuition assistance for full-time employees
  • An employee assistance program
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary shuttles between office locations
  • Access to library and gym services at Johns Hopkins University

CARES Act: Transparency in Coverage Rule

The CARES Act: Transparency in Coverage Rule leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. 

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Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Learn more about our employees, who bring diverse talents, backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives to STScI, by reading a few profiles.

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