US Department of State Benefits

3.8 out of 5 (4 comments)

Benefits Summary

  • High % reporting
  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Aug 21, 2014
    Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Great benefits to include training and continious learning opportunities

  • Sep 4, 2014
    Former Writer-Editor in Washington, District of Columbia

    For a contractor the benefits aren't that great. Hopefully you get a metro card. Healthcare will be expensive. If you have a family your entire check might as well go to it.

  • Jul 31, 2014
    Current Employee in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    Great health care. Employer covers 2/3 premium costs.

  • Aug 12, 2014
    Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Health and medical coverage, federal retirement benefits, paid leave, and a chance to see the world and experience different cultures are major benefits of a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Overseas benefits include paid housing or a housing allowance and paid education for dependent children between K-12.

    Additional Benefits: Tax free housing overseas, tax free educational allowance, etc. (See Benefits on our website for more information.). Careers.state.gov

    Any Foreign Service Specialist hired after October 1, 2013, who demonstrates FSI-tested Arabic language ability, will receive a one-time recruitment bonus.

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