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Staff Perks

ACPS employees benefit from the following free perks:

PerkSpot Employee Discounts

PerkSpot is the source for ACPS staff discounts on thousands of products and services. Save on restaurants, groceries, car maintenance, and more. To access the discounts, sign up online at and follow these steps: 

  1. Set up a username and password. You can use your personal or work email address.
  2. Indicate your interests
  3. Opt-in for daily or weekly emails
  4. Search offers and discounts

Free Use of Alexandria Recreation Centers

All gyms at the recreation centers in the City of Alexandria, including the pool at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, are free to ACPS staff. ACPS employees must sign in at the front desk and show their badge in order to use the facility. View a list of all the recreational centers in Alexandria.

$45 Monthly Transportation Subsidy

ACPS employees may be able to receive a $45 (up from $40) monthly subsidy in transportation benefits. The City of Alexandria provides a variety of incentive programs to encourage employees to walk, bike, vanpool, carpool or take transit to work. For detailed information on these programs, or for commute assistance, please contact the City of Alexandria's GO Alex Program at 703-746-4084 or visit the GO Alex website.

For information on eligibility requirements, download the Transportation Benefits Application (PDF).

Free Use of the Gym at Braddock Place for Full-time Central Office Employees

If you work at Central Office full-time and have a building fob, you are eligible to use the gym located in the courtyard directly across from Sofia's cafe. The gym is open 24 hours a day. Please see Telly Byrd to request an application for access using your ACPS fob.

Affordable Housing

The City of Alexandria Office of Housing is now marketing Affordable Homeownership Units for first-time homebuyers who live or work in the City of Alexandria. For more information on the City's home purchase assistance resources and to learn about upcoming properties, visit the City of Alexandria Affordable Housing webpage.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

The Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is one of three loan forgiveness programs available to teachers. Under the program, a teacher who has taught full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meets other qualifications, may be eligible for forgiveness on certain Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, as well as Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. For more details, see Teacher Loan Forgiveness on the Virginia Department of Education website.