Bureau of Indian Education | Pay & Benefits

Employee Benefits (Current Employees)

Handout available outlining benefits available to BIE employees covered by Federal benefits programs.

For information on retirement including Webcast schedule, click Retirement link on the side menu! Fall Schedule to be announced in June!

For information on benefits for separating employees, click Separated Employee link on the side menu!

Questionable Practices from Vendors offering Benefits!
We are aware that several companies offer services such as Retirement Analysis/Consultations or life insurance to employees via mass e-mailings or hard copy postcards/letters.

Reminder! The HR Office - Albuquerque already provides retirement estimates and counseling at no-cost to the employee. In addition it does not require release of information to third party.

Neither OPM nor OFEGLI uses sales agents to administer the FEGLI Program or to promote the Program’s benefits. Marketing materials offering to help Federal employees “reduce future FEGLI cost increases” are, at a minimum, misleading, because these companies are not offering a FEGLI product. As a reminder, FEGLI premium rates are fixed at government-wide rates based on age, salary, and individual enrollment elections. Federal employees may not obtain discounts to reduce these premiums. Additionally, OPM does not endorse any privately-sponsored life insurance policies or products, and OPM has no connection with any other supplemental life insurance products marketed to Federal employees. In this regard, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Justice, OPM continues to take affirmative steps to correct third-parties’ improper and/or deceptive use of OPM trademarks, including FEGLI. 

Employees are free to choose any vendor for services or products including life insurance and/or retirement analysis. We encourage employees to make an informed decision and be aware that some vendors will utilize unique marketing to mislead. So if have questions about what Federal benefits are available or what retirement services BIE HRO-ABQ offers, call us at 505-563-5210 or send an email to benefits@bie.edu.

Click here to read more OPM Benefit Administration Letter 06-202, FEGLI Program Insurance Misrepresentations and Deceptive Sales Practices 

Insurance: Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
2016 FEGLI Open Season ended 09/30/16 - changes to be effective on or after October 01, 2017!

Reminder: One year delayed effective date - Open Season elections become effective on or after October 1st, 2017 and premiums are not due until coverage is effective. Employee must meet pay & duty status requirements.

For more information on FEGLI including an online calculator to help estimate coverage and cost.

Videos on Federal Benefits
Following are highlighted videos of past webcasts by Office of Personnel Management (OPM):
TSP: You Can Take It With You! (06/27/14)
TSP: You Can Take It With You! Q&A follow-up session (07/11/14)
Military Deposits (02/10/14)
CSRS/FERS Overview (07/23/13)
Overview of Federal Insurance Programs (05/16/14) 

 Pay Information
2017 Pay scales are available

Teacher/Homeliving Specialist Pay Schedule
2017-2018 (Effective July 23, 2017)

Counselor Pay Schedules
2017-2018 (Effective July 23, 2017)

General Schedule (GS) Pay Schedules
2017 Locality Pay Tables (Effective January 08, 2017)

Federal Wage System (WG) Pay Schedules
Federal Wage System (Department of Defense website)