In most cases, specific companies or businesses provide government employees with discounts. When it comes to cellular phone services from Nextel, Cingular, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, government employees are granted a reduced rate. The deductions usually range from 5 to 20 percent depending on the company that is administering the discount.
Car rental companies such as AVIS, Dollar and Thrifty Car Rental also give discounts to government employees. Geico car insurance participates in a federal discount program as well. Since computers are frequently utilized, technology manufacturers such as Apple, Gateway, Dell, MPC, HP and Microsoft offer numerous deals and money off for a number of their products.