The BLM is not an ordinary Federal government agency. Because our agency, and the talented and creative professionals within it, are responsible for managing the nation’s public lands and resources for their best use, we serve a variety of purposes rather than just one.

Our employees are very passionate about the work they do and love having a fulfilling career where they can truly make a difference. While work is important, we also understand the importance of having the time and resources to enjoy your home and family life. Read more below to learn about our family-friendly work environment and the insurance, vacation, and retirement benefits you can expect when you join our organization.

Family Friendly

The BLM offers the following family-friendly employee benefits and services beyond those listed on our Federal Benefits page.

Flexible Work Schedule

In each office, the BLM employee and supervisor create a work schedule that best meets the needs of both the employee and the organization.

Generous Family Leave

BLM employees may attend to planned and unexpected family situations - such as childbirth and adoption, family care and bereavement - through paid leave under the Family Friendly Leave Act and unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for more information about family-related leave.

Health and Wellness Programs

At some locations, employees have access to on-site fitness facilities as well as group exercise and health education programs.

Leave Transfer Program

Through the Leave Transfer Program, BLM employees may donate annual leave to co-workers who have medical or family emergencies and have exhausted their leave time.

Employee Assistance Program

At any time, BLM employees and their immediate family members may take advantage of the Department of the Interior's Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  The voluntary EAP provides free and confidential short-term counseling and referral services for issues affecting employees' mental and emotional well-being, such as alcohol and other substance abuse, stress, grief, family problems and psychological disorders.

Employee Stories

Southeastern States Field Office Employees Continue Annual Holiday Giving. BLM photo

Check out our @mypubliclands Flickr for stories and photos of "BLMers Giving Back" to their local communities.