APA Benefits


APA provides employees with personal time off (PTO) to be used for illness and vacations. Leave time is accrued each pay period based on length of employment with APA. Regular part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week will accrue leave on a prorated basis.

Flexible Scheduling and Telecommuting

APA offers employees flexible work schedules for some positions in the organization. Based on the needs of the position and the office, an employee may be able to chose a flexible work schedule such as a 4-day work week or a 9/10 work schedule (work nine days off one day) instead of a 5-day work week.

Employees may also request in writing to work part of his/her hours at home. In order to be considered, an employee must be performing satisfactorily and be able to work independently offsite. New employees usually work onsite for a period of time before moving to a telecommuting work schedule.

Please note that all flexible work schedules as well as telecommuting schedules can revert to normal APA hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) based on the needs of the association.


  • Kaiser Permanente Select Network HMO Plan

  • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice Plan


APA offers a 401(k) retirement savings plan through TIAA/CREF. Provided they are age 21 or older, employees are eligible to open an APA retirement account beginning immediately from their date of hire.

Other Benefits

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

APA offers the referral services of the DC Psychological Association (DCPA) and the EAP services of COPE, Inc.


SmartBenefits is for employees who use public transportation to get to work which include Metrorail, Metrobus, county buses, commuter buses, commercial vanpools, MARC and VRE trains and other types of public transportation and to pay for offsite parking.

Tuition Assistance/Professional Development

APA offers tuition assistance up to $3,000 per calendar year for tuition, books, and fees to support employees' efforts to further their education.

Back-Up Care

APA participates in the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage Program to assist employees in balancing the competing demands of work and life by offering this service when their regular child or elder care is unavailable.

Nursing Mother’s Room

This program is designed to facilitate the return to work of new mothers who wish to continue breast-feeding by providing them a private and sanitary environment and equipment for the collection of breast milk.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 

APA offers Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits so that employees can pay for health care and/or dependent care on a pre-tax basis.

Domestic Partners

An employee's domestic partner is eligible for coverage under the medical, dental and outpatient mental health plans and includes unmarried same sex and opposite sex domestic partners and their dependent children.

Seated Upper Body Massage

This service is offered to APA employees by therapists licensed, insured and trained in the latest massage therapy techniques.

Fitness Rooms

In an effort to make APA a healthy workplace for its employees, APA offers two fitness rooms.

About APA

Based in Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.