Benefits & Opportunities

The Amtrak Office of Inspector General offers a variety of challenging and fulfilling opportunities with excellent pay and benefits, training and advancement opportunities, and great work-life balance.


Rail Privileges – You, your spouse, and eligible dependents are entitled to unlimited rail transportation on Amtrak on a space available basis as outlined in Amtrak’s pass policy.

Vacation, Flex Schedules, and Telework – Our vacation and holiday benefits give you a generous amount of paid time away from work each year. Depending on your individual work requirements, your supervisor may also work with you to develop flex or telework schedules that accommodate your needs.

Parental Leave Income Replacement - Amtrak is committed to helping its employees meet the demands of family and employment responsibilities and gives parents financial support while they bond with their new child and adjust to their new family situation. Amtrak will provide eligible employees up to twelve (12) weeks’ income replacement benefits in connection with the birth of an employee’s child (including surrogacy) or the placement of a child with an employee for adoption.

Medical/Dental/Vision – Amtrak OIG offers a variety of health and medical benefit choices for its employees and their spouses, life partners, and eligible dependents.

Tax-Free Savings Accounts – We offer various tax-free contribution options for health care, dependent care, and parking and commuting.

Retirement Savings – Our 401(k) plan has a 7% employer match and provides you with a variety of investment options to help you save for retirement. Additionally, federal law provides that railroad employees may be eligible for a pension under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act.

Recognition Programs – At Amtrak OIG, we are committed to recognizing the innovation, superior performance, and special acts of our employees. We use a variety of means to recognize our employees, including annual recognition for top performers and spot awards for immediate recognition of superior efforts.

Educational Opportunities

Amtrak OIG supports employees who wish to further their education and skills in ways that enhance their abilities and add value. To encourage innovation and continued growth, Amtrak OIG offers a variety of educational opportunities for our employees, including internal training offered by the OIG or Amtrak, our “Out of the Box” guest-speaker program, approved courses offered through colleges and universities, and training offered through the Counsel for Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

Coaching and Mentoring Programs

Our coaching and mentorship programs are designed to benefit all employees, regardless of experience. These voluntary programs establish coaching relationships allowing individuals to focus on desired outcomes, develop professional talents, create and sustain positive behavioral change, and move toward achievement of individual goals.