U.S. Department of State Benefits

4.1
168 Ratings

Which benefits does U.S. Department of State provide?

Current and former employees report that U.S. Department of State provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.

Insurance, Health & WellnessFinancial & RetirementFamily & ParentingVacation & Time OffPerks & DiscountsProfessional Support

Insurance, Health & Wellness

Health Insurance
4.4
40 Ratings
2.8
6 Ratings
3.8
6 Ratings
3.8
5 Ratings
5.0
1 Rating

Financial & Retirement

4.2
18 Ratings
4.6
9 Ratings
4.4
8 Ratings

Family & Parenting

4.5
6 Ratings
4.3
4 Ratings
3.8
4 Ratings
1.0
1 Rating

Vacation & Time Off

4.3
37 Ratings
4.5
11 Ratings
4.9
7 Ratings
5.0
1 Rating

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

4.7
6 Ratings
4.2
6 Ratings

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(47 comments)

    Great to earn and use, when it's used, you do not replenish until the beginning of a new year

  • Health Insurance(44 comments)

    Best is to have access to these premium packages, after retirement the plans are expensive.

  • Retirement Plan(20 comments)

    Pension and 401k available for all

Dec 27, 2021
5.0
Former Employee

Gained valuable skills as an intern!

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Nov 29, 2021
5.0
Former FSO in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

All the basic governmental benefits. COVID changed a few.

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Nov 29, 2021
5.0
Former FSO in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

All the basic governmental benefits. COVID changed a few.

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Nov 16, 2021
4.0
Former Information Technology Specialist in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

Some of the best benefits at State are the health care, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and leave policy. The Thrift Savings Plan is like the 401k in private industry. They have both a regular and Roth options in the TSP and you can contribute to both. They match up to the first 5%. After retiring withdraw options for you TSP have been expanded greatly. Everyone gets 4 hours of sick leave a pay period and the annual leave starts at 4 hours a pay period and maxes out at 8 hours a pay period which is obtained after 15 years of Federal Service.

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Nov 12, 2021
5.0
Current Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, TSP and pension.

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Nov 17, 2021
3.0
Current Communications in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

HR is too disorganized to be able to assist with guidance on accurate benefits and perks.

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Oct 19, 2021
5.0
Former Employee

Excellent health insurance, 401K contribution, vacation and the countless government days off. For example, Veteran’s Day. Good luck

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Sep 22, 2021
3.0
Current Program Analyst in Rosslyn, VA, Virginia

As a personal services contractor, the benefits are nothing like being a direct hire! There is partial reimbursement (which is taxed) for health insurance and life insurance, and there is a non-matching 401(k), but in only one fund in only one broker. No commuter subsidy and no years-of-service if you convert to a direct hire.

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Aug 20, 2021
4.0
Former Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

Good retirement benefits after 20 years

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Aug 1, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

TSP is a great retirement program.

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