U.S. Department of State Employee Benefit: Maternity & Paternity Leave | Glassdoor

U.S. Department of State Maternity & Paternity Leave

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  • Apr 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Some bureaus are more flexible for allowing telework arrangements once paid leave is expired

  • Jan 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    DOS will provide medical coverage for those in the Foreign Service and overseas. These maternity and paternity benefits are very generous.

  • Nov 17, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    FMLA and enough sick time to cover for many

  • Oct 03, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Accounting Clerk in Boston, Massachusetts

    They are generous on this matter than privet or any corporations.

  • Oct 11, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    You can use sick leave - that is good. However, there is no paid maternity/paternity leave. It is somewhat problematic.

  • Aug 25, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Excellent paternity and maternity lerave plans plus its always paid

  • Mar 19, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current foreign service officer in Arlington, Virginia

    They do not have an official maternity or paternity leave. They have started creating a leave bank that can be accrued over time.

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

    Maternity and paternity leave is flexible (mostly because it is mandated) but fmla doesn't guarantee that it will be paid

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

    There is no maternity or paternity leave, per se. Instead, there is great annual leave (up to 5 weeks earned per year after 15 years; 4 weeks per year after 3 years; and 2 weeks, 3 days earned per year starting day-one; plus 2 weeks, 3 days earned each year in sick leave. Unused annual leave (up to 240 hours of "use or lose" plus leave earned in the final year amounting to 208 hours) results in a cash payout at retirement -- could be around $30K or more. Unused sick leave counts toward the retirement annuity.

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