Federal Government

Segal is a leading architect in the design, implementation and communication of retirement and health plans in the public sector, specifically within the branches of the federal government. Our cutting-edge benefit approaches not only provide secure retirements and quality health care for federal employees, but they also help employers address their unique benefits challenges.

Since 1939, Segal has stood firmly rooted in a tradition as trusted advisors, focusing our resources on your needs. Segal works closely with you to determine your best options. We marshal our knowledge, experience and innovation to create solutions that go beyond the numbers and address the needs and concerns of you and your people.

These services include:

  • Review position description for adequacy
  • Implement classification standards
  • Prepare evaluation statements
  • Conduct audits
  • Counsel employees who wish to submit classification appeals
  • Provide advice on position management, organization structure supervisor/worker ratio and impact of mission/workload changes
  • Assist in the preparation of position descriptions

Services may be provided with or without delegation of classification signature authority to line managers dependent upon agency policies and requirements.

  • Facilitate joint labor-management committees
  • Provide comprehensive support in disciplinary actions as they relate to complaints, grievances and appeals
  • Evaluate leave administration, recognition and awards, performance management and appraisal, insurance benefits, Thrift Savings Plan and retirement programs
  • Guide and assist with completing necessary processes and documentation
  • Serve as an interface with legal staff, union representatives, Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), other appropriate outside agencies and the appropriate internal agency activities as required

Segal's consultants develop custom surveys designed to collect data on a workforces' satisfaction and understanding of their total rewards package. Segal's employee opinion surveys collect data on employee attitudes regarding all aspects of the Employee Value Proposition.

Our services include:

  • Plan and customize survey design
  • Determine appropriate survey data collection
  • Establish sampling frames
  • Administer survey distribution and data collection
  • Pretest/pilot survey instrument
  • Conduct Focus Groups
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative survey data
  • Produce reports
  • Vendor Management
    • Competitive bidding
    • Contract negotiation
    • Vendor performance audits
  • Plan Management Strategies
    • Plan design
    • Plan cost modeling/actuarial services
    • Funding strategies
    • Reserve adequacy
    • Contribution strategies
    • Coverage rules and protocols
  • Individual Health Care Management
    • Wellness and prevention programs
    • Disease management programs
    • Catastrophic claimant programs

Examples of more specific analyses or projects include:

    • Prescription drug plan design and audits
    • Medical claims history analyses
    • Retiree health plan cost containment strategies
    • Claims processing audit services
    • Health regulatory compliance assistance
    • Contribution strategies
    • Consumer-driven health plans
  • Design of Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance programs
  • Assist with actuarial funding requirements and related governmental certifications
  • Design defined benefit, defined contribution and deferred compensation plans
  • Avoid retirement plan valuations
  • Model and value post-retirement medical plans
  • Prepare calculations and disclosures under accounting regulations
  • Conduct asset-liability modeling and related projections
  • Provide investment consulting services through Segal Rogerscasey, the SEC-registered investment-consulting affiliate of The Segal Group
  • Design Paid Time Off and absence management programs
  • Evaluate the value of leave programs as a part of Total Compensation
  • Inform employees about new benefits design, how  it works and how it fits into a broader financial planning strategy

In addition, we offer a full range of human capital services through our Sibson Consulting division, including Organization and Talent Consulting and Performance and Rewards Consulting.

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Kevin Carrington

Kevin Carrington

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