Economist at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Nashville District
almost 3 years ago
You can expect to work 40 hours/week with very few exceptions. I have been able to pursue my masters while working full time. Overtime is paid for anything over 40 hours and it must be justified beforehand. People frequently work alternative schedules. They are very accommodating on things like kids, family obligations, etc. If you have earned time off, you are expected to use it. It is the job of supervisors to help you find alternatives to work on your projects while you're gone as long as you coordinate well in advance.