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US Department of State Benefits

3.8 out of 5 (10 comments)

Benefits Summary

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  • Medium % reporting
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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
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Feb 27, 2015
    Current Foreign Service Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    Thrift savings is excellent

  • Dec 18, 2014
    Former Foreign Service Security Engineering Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    Best: Retirement, health insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (401k), annual/sick leave

  • Dec 10, 2014
    Former Intern in Washington, District of Columbia

    A small transit subsidy that did not always cover full transit amount. Unpaid for a significant amount of work that was the same as full, paid employees

  • Nov 12, 2014
    Current Employee in Houston, Texas

    It is a great place to work offering good benefits for hard work. Always busy and very beneficial to public service

  • Nov 6, 2014
    Former Employee in Arlington, Virginia

    As a personal services contractor you get the same benefits as a government employee with annual and sick leave. The worst is the health insurance which is offered through united health that was way over priced

  • Oct 22, 2014
    Current Senior Project Manager in Washington, District of Columbia

    The benefits are pretty good at the United States Department of State. Healthcare, Retirement, Flexible work hours, Maternity Leave, Vacation, etc

  • 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.

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

    Great benefits to include training and continious learning opportunities

  • 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.).

    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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