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Reviewing and negotiating your federal job offer

You received an offer—well done! Now you need to weigh your interest in the position and evaluate the complete job offer.

Many individuals think it is hard to negotiate employment terms with the federal government. It is not entirely impossible. It is unlikely that you will be able to negotiate your grade level, but you can potentially negotiate the steps within your grade.

More importantly, you should consider all aspects of your compensation package. Items to discuss when offered a federal job: