What is NAF employment?

NAF employment is considered federal employment. It is, however, different from federal civil service employment because the monies used to pay the salaries of NAF employees come from a different source. Civil service positions are paid for by money appropriated by Congress. NAF money, on the other hand, is self-generated by Air Force clubs, Air Force Inns, Outdoor Recreation, and other activities that use NAF employees.

There are two types of NAF positions: “flexible” and “regular.”

Flexible employees have work schedules that depend on the needs of the activity. These employees may work a minimum of zero hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week, and do not receive benefits. Regular employees work between 20 and 40 hours a week depending on position requirements, and are entitled to receive benefits.

All NAF employment consideration and selection process is based on merit without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other merit factor.


Employees with regular appointments are eligible for the following benefits and compensation: Health and life insurance, awards, retirement plan, 401(k), annual leave, sick leave, military leave, administrative leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, and court leave, overtime pay, holiday pay, Sunday premium pay, shift differential, workers’ compensation, and unemployment compensation.

Employees with flexible appointments are eligible for the following benefits and compensation: Overtime pay, shift differential, awards, workers’ compensation, and unemployment compensation.

Other Benefits: Generally, all Services programs (except dining facilities) may be used by individuals who contribute to the Air Force mission. Listed are some of the programs that may be available to you as an employee.