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Peace Corps Benefits

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  • Feb 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Supervisor in Washington, District of Columbia

    Great choice of health care plans. 5% matching to retirement plan

  • Jul 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Community Education Promoter in Detroit, Michigan

    The end of service with Peace Corps is very abrupt. You are provided with one month of health insurance after your return to the US (Appointments and maybe test are covered, no treatment) and can extend it for two more months on your own dime but that's it. Other benefits include one year of non-competitive eligibility for government positions, online career services, opportunity for scholarships and special university programming.

  • Jun 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Peace Corps follows standard Federal benefits and Leave policies, which are generous and increase with additional time served. You are also eligible to buy back your Volunteer service at a low rate, to be used towards retirement calculations. Also the NCE status is a nice addition, although many agencies don't seem to be familiar with it.

  • May 09, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Paid time off is generous for the US. There are a lot of options for insurance and retirement plans. There are smaller benefits like paying for the metro to and from work. However, they will not help with tuition, and it was hard to arrange regular telework, although higher-level employees did negotiate this.

  • Feb 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    In my opinion, the federal government has the best benefits packages.

  • Oct 20, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Regional Recruiter in New York, New York State

    Full federal benefits. No bonuses or OT, but generous time off and plenty of sick-leave to maintain your health and work-life balance. Great teleworking policy, which helps in a city where most people have long commutes.

  • Aug 03, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Regional Recruiter in Atlanta, Georgia

    There was a lot of vacation time. It was hard to take it all.

  • Jun 13, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, District of Columbia

    48 days of vacation for the 2 years, plus plenty of opportunities to travel within country without taking time off. AfterCorps (health insurance after Peace Corps) is the worst -- it does not meet minimal requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Nov 11, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    After serving for 27 months, you get about 7,000 dollars for readjustment allowance. You also get your flights paid for and Peace Corps does look nice on the resume.

  • Oct 19, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Good work life balance from telework and transportation options. PPO and HMO options are decent.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (16)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • CheckmarkPension Plan (3)
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • CheckmarkWork From Home (13)
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

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

  • CheckmarkDiversity Program (5)
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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