Work with us
At the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, you can make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families while you advance your career or volunteer your time. Explore our job openings, training programs, and volunteer opportunities.
Job/Career Opportunities & Search Sites
We offer jobs and career opportunities in many fields, including clinical, administrative, and support professions.
Click Stratton VA@USAJOBS to see all current openings at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, or use the filters to see opportunities throughout the federal government. You may also visit:
VA for Vets - VA Careers - FEDS Hire VETS
To learn more about the application process, visit our Jobs & Careers page.
Internships, Residencies & Fellowships
Each year, we help university and post-graduate students complete their training and pursue their careers. Find the opportunities that are right for you.
Visit our Internships, Residencies & Fellowships page to learn more.
Vendors & Contractors
Doing business with the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center
If you're a vendor or contractor interested in working with the Albany VA, please call Human Resources at 518-626-6775.
The Albany VA is part of the New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network. Visit Veterans Integrated Service Network 2 (VISN 2) to learn more.
Volunteer or Donate
We depend on the goodwill and generosity of our donors and volunteers. By volunteering your time or making a donation, you can give something back to Veterans who have given so much to our country. As a volunteer, you'll provide many important services throughout our health care system and help make Veterans’ visits to our facilities more rewarding.
Visit our Volunteer or Donate page to learn more and get involved.
Federal Employee Benefits
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS (FEHB) OPEN SEASON - 11/8/21-12/13/21
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS (FEHB) OPEN SEASON
November 8, 2021 – December 13, 2021
This bulletin provides information regarding the 2021 Federal Benefits Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS).
Open Season started on Monday, November 8, 2021, and will run through Monday, December 13, 2021. During Open Season, eligible employees may enroll in or make changes to their FEHB and FEDVIP plan and enroll in a health care and/or dependent care FSAFEDS account for 2022. If no action is taken during Open Season, FEHB and FEDVIP enrollments will automatically roll over into 2022. Employees must re-enroll in FSAFEDS to participate in the program in 2022.
FEHB changes can be made in the employee’s Defense Finance and Accounting Service MyPay account: https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx or by providing the attached Health Benefits Election Standard Form (SF) 2809 to V02Worklifebenefits@va.gov
FEHB changes are effective January 2, 2022.
FEDVIP changes can only be made on www.benefeds.com and are effective January 1, 2022.
FSAFEDS enrollments can only be made on FSAFEDS and are effective January 1, 2022.
For questions regarding Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season, please contact V02Worklifebenefits@va.gov. You may also visit the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) (va.gov).
Employees can also visit the Office of Personnel Management’s 2021 Federal Benefits Open Season website: http://www.opm.gov/insure/openseason/index.asp.
Preparing for Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS (FEHB) OPEN SEASON
OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD BEGINS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021 AND ENDS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021
During this period, you can enroll, change plans, or plan options, change enrollment type, or cancel enrollment for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). You also can re-enroll or newly enroll in the Federal Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS) Program.
Below is a factsheets to help you determine who in your family is eligible for benefits. Once you have determined who you want to include on your benefits based on eligibility, you may compare the different plans on the OPM and BENEFEDS websites listed in the table below.
Please review the chart below to learn more about your options during Open Season.
F2021 Open Season information (i.e., premiums, plan brochures FEDVIP Comparison Tool) are posted on the OPM website at www.opm.gov/openseason .
|What are my Options?||What if I do Nothing?||What should I know?|
|FEHB||What are my Options?||Enroll - Change Plans/Plan Options - Change Enrollment Type (Self, Self+1, Self+Family) - Cancel.||What if I do Nothing?||Your current coverage will automatically continue. NOTE: You must change plans if your plan ended coverage in your area or your plan is terminating participation in the FEHB Program.||What should I know?||Visit www.opm.gov/openseason to get more information about plans available in your area.|
|FEDVIP||What are my Options?||Enroll - Change Plans/Options - Change Enrollment Type (Self, Self+1, or Self+Family) - Cancel Coverage.||What if I do Nothing?||Your current coverage will automatically continue. You do not need to take any action if you are satisfied with your current FEDVIP plan.||What should I know?||Visit www.benefeds.com for more information about eligibility and enrollment.|
|What Are My Open Season Options?||What If I Do Nothing?||What Should I Know?|
|FSAFEDS||What Are My Open Season Options?||Enroll/Re-enroll in Health Care FSA (HCFSA), Limited Expense Health Care FSA (LEX HCFSA), and Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA).||What If I Do Nothing?||Your election will not automatically continue. You must reenroll to continue your account(s) for the next benefit year. NOTE: A condition of being eligible to carry over up to $550 from this plan year’s HCFSA or LEX HCFSA is re-enrolling in either of these two plans in the subsequent year. DCFSAs are ineligible for carryover.||What Should I Know?||Visit www.fsafeds.com for more information on eligibility and enrollment. Currently the minimum annual election amount for all FSAFEDS accounts is $100. The contribution maximum for the Health Care or Limited Expense Health Care FSAs is $2,750 per participant. The maximum for the Dependent Care FSA is $5,000 per family. Any available funds remaining from the end of 2021, not just $550, will also carry over to 2022, if the participant re-enrolls during Open Season. These funds will be available for reimbursement through December 31, 2022. The contribution maximums for Flexible Spending Accounts are determined by the Internal Revenue Service and are subject to change. If FSAFEDS adopts new maximums, notification will be provided on www.opm.gov/openseason.|
FEHB Plans in your area: www.opm.gov/openseason.
FEDVIP Eligibility & Enrollment: www.benefeds.com.
FSAFEDS Eligibility & Enrollment: FSAFEDS. If new maximums are adopted, notification will be provided at www.opm.gov/openseason.
If you have questions about Federal Employee Health Benefits Open Season or any other questions about your benefits, contact V02Worklifebenefits@va.gov.