Naval Submarine Base New London employs several hundred civilians in a wide variety of occupations. Civilians work side by side with our military staffing our restaurants, fixing our lights, maintaining our utilities, operating cranes, policing our streets, providing nursing care and conducting research in support of the submarine community. In fact, just about every type of job found in a small city can be found within the borders of the base.
Human Resources Office (HRO) Groton — The Human Resources Office provides a wide variety of personnel services to civil service employees of the SUBASE and is often the first stop for civilians seeking information and assistance on employment opportunities, training programs and life and health insurance. HRO is in Room 102 on the first floor of Building 83 in Dealey Plaza.
New DOD employees should report to the Human Resources Office at 8 a.m. on their first duty day.
Job Information — Civil service employment opportunities with the Department of Navy — this includes positions aboard SUBASE — are posted on the Navy’s website at www.usajobs.gov. All applications must be filed online.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) — The Navy is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with federal law and Department of Navy policy, all employees and applicants are entitled to equal opportunity for employment and advancement and shall not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or handicapping condition. The base’s civilian EEO program is administered by HRO and is headed by a deputy for EEO. Available services include counseling on EEO complaints, program guidance and EEO training. Naval Submarine Base New London is a leader in special emphasis programs and hosts several seminars and events each year to coincide with special female and minority group observances. The EEO office is in Room 316 on the third floor of Building 83 in Dealey Plaza.
Civilian Benefits — The federal government offers civilian employees a comprehensive package of life, health and retirement benefits. While this package varies depending on an individual’s employment status, most civilian employees are eligible to obtain life and health insurance on a cost or shared-cost basis. Most employees will also accrue annual leave (vacation days) at an initial rate of a half day (four hours) per pay period. This increases to six hours per pay period after three years of service and to eight hours per pay period after 15 years of service. Employees also accrue sick leave at the rate of four hours per pay period. Information on benefits available to civil service employees can be obtained at the U.S. Office of Personnel Managements website www.opm.gov.
Incentive Awards — The objective of the Civilian Incentive Awards Program is to recognize and reward employees for high-quality performance of duties, including the submission of cost-saving ideas through the Beneficial Suggestion Program. Incentive awards can take many forms, including nonmonetary honorary awards and letters of recognition. Monetary awards include one-time cash awards for high-quality performance and permanent increases in basic pay. The Beneficial Suggestion Program is open to all civilians who wish to make suggestions concerning ways to improve work processes or procedures. Beneficial suggestions that are adopted can lead to substantial cash awards depending on the value of the suggestion.
Workers’ Compensation — The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides compensation benefits to civilian employees of the United States for disability due to personal injury sustained while in the performance of duty or due to employment-related disease. Benefits cannot be paid if the injury or death is caused by the willful misconduct of the employee or by the employee’s intention to bring about his or her injury or death or that of another, or if intoxication (by alcohol or drugs) is the proximate cause of the injury or death. If you are injured at work, immediately notify your supervisor.
Civilian Employee Assistance Program (CEAP) — An employee assistance program is available for civilians who desire help with personal problems, including drug and alcohol abuse. This program is confidential and free. Civilian employees may obtain the name and telephone number of the currently contracted CEAP program by calling HRO at 860-694-3377.
NAFI Personnel Office — The personnel office for Navy Personnel Command Non-appropriated Fund Instrumentalities, more commonly known as NAFI Personnel Office, provides personnel services to managers, supervisors and employees of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department and the Consolidated Bachelor Quarters. Hiring for all SUBASE recreation and leisure facilities and child care is done through this office. The NAFI Personnel Office is on the second floor of the Dealey Center (Building 164). Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Telephone: 860-694-3695.