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U.S. Department of State Benefits

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  • Feb 23, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Pay out of pocket for health insurance. Single people and couples without kids pay comparatively more than people with kids. TSP retirement package is great - one of few jobs with pension. Loan forgiveness but must have at least $5,000 in student debt. Unclear path to switch to part-time, flex-time, or remote work. No maternity/paternity leave.

  • Feb 02, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Flexibility and options for medical, dental, and vision benefits; 5% matching for TSP; still a long way to go on catching up on work-life balance

  • 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

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