Work-life programs

EDF provides a variety of programs and services to help employees achieve a balance between their work and home lives.


EDF offers new employees three or four weeks of annual leave depending on career level. Staff who have worked at EDF for ten years or more receive five weeks of annual leave.


EDF offers 10 paid holidays each year.

Parental leave

Regular full-time staff who have been employed with EDF for at least one year are eligible for 8 weeks parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers within 12 months following the birth or adoption of a child.

Adoption benefit

Regular full-time staff who have been employed with EDF for at least one year can receive financial assistance in adopting a child under the age of 18. The benefit provides 80% reimbursement of eligible expenses, not to exceed $3,000 per adoption.

Employee assistance program

This service provides employees and their families with confidential counseling and referral services by licensed social workers who assist with a wide range of behavioral health related issues.

Catastrophic leave sharing program

This voluntary program gives employees the opportunity to support colleagues facing a major health crisis who have exhausted all paid leave. The program allows employees to donate accrued vacation time.

Transit program

Employees can set aside a portion of their pre-tax income to pay for qualified mass transit and commuter parking expenses.

Tuition/ Professional Development Reimbursement Program

All eligible staff are encouraged to seek out educational opportunities that will foster job-related growth and contribute to the unity, synergy, and enhanced communications of EDF as a whole. EDF’s reimburses eligible employees up to $1,500 annually for eligible, work-related tuition and professional development charges.

Fitness benefit

EDF's New York office has gym facilities for employees on the premises. Employees may receive up to $50 per month towards the cost of fitness related programs.