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U.S. Department of State Benefits

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  • Jan 19, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Diplomat in Washington, District of Columbia

    Great health insurance options overseas!

  • Aug 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Arlington, Virginia

    Sane as other federal agencies but require 45 minutes of lunch. Not negotiable; it's DOS policy.

  • Aug 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Health Care, 401K, Leave policy

  • Aug 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Health insurance, 401k Plan, and the time off(annual/sick leave) that can really add up.

  • Jul 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Best Federal benefits that are on offer by any US Government Agency as far as I'm concerned.

  • Jun 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Office Management Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia

    It is the best thing about the job over the long run. TSP 1% automatic contribution and additional matching, full medical benefit with several provider options, full pension eligible for distribution at 62yrs after 5 years of vesting and with 20 years of service. All Federal Holidays paid, 10+ PTO days annual based on length of service and sick leave as well. The benefits can be why many people stay in the job even when the job isn't much more than that after awhile.

  • Jun 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Foreign Service Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    Good. Government work. The benefits are fine, but the salary is low, especially since it's very difficult for spouses to get work that is well-paying or fulfilling.

  • May 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Charleston, South Carolina

    Standard federal benefits package— you can review on OPM’s.gov

  • May 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    DOS has a typical benefits package for a federal agency which includes health, life, retirement insurances

  • Apr 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    The best thing is that you get partially funded health insurance. The worst part is that everyone not working for the government things you have GREAT benefits (no dental, no optical, etc.). Social Security is considered part of your Government funded retirement! Yes, they offer paternity leave (completely unfunded).

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