Former All-Source Intelligence Analyst at BAE Systems, Inc
over 1 year ago
Your work-life balance will depend on the contract you are hired for. Most contracts are billed on a by week or two week basis and your hours have to billed within that time. I have worked for a contract where I was assigned to a client and they had only paid for me to work 40 hours a week, 50 weeks out of the year. I was not allowed to work one minute more than 40 hours a week. I was however allowed (with my client’s approval) to work flexible hours, like working more hours Mon-Thurs to take off early on Friday. Some contracts have overtime built in to meet the client needs. All contract positions have a Statement of Work, which outlines your duties and responsibilities as a government contractor. In this Statement of Work will be the number of hours you are expected to work per work period and your duty hours (the times you are expected to be at your desk working).