Current and former employees report that U.S. Department of State provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.
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“Extra leave is provided after each overseas tour of duty”
“The Foreign Service Benefit plan offered through Aetna is very comprehensive”
“Strong pension plan and TSP contributions.”
Wonderful benefits and great HR Department
Excellent retirement benefits including pension, TSP and Social Security
Great old school benefits: health, pension, savings. Don’t expect mental health days or sabbaticals or remote months.
The 401k great with medical benefits
Great benefits, similar to other civilian employees.
Twelve weeks of paid parental leave.
The best parts? How much leave you accumulate, especially once you become tenured and the TSP matching. The worst part? It was next to impossible use all of the leave because getting time off is tough. Most of your leave ends up rolling over or expiring. But you can donate expiring leave to a leave bank for other employees who need it, which is nice. Another negative was that fertility assistance was not offered though that may have changed by now.
Cheap health insurance with many options; pension, if you can stay in long enough; and a lot more benefits once you are tenured and mid-level or above. However, this is also government, and accordingly, not super flexible.
Government pension and employer contribution to 401k type plan. Annual Leave increases over time.
Benefits were global and very comprehensive.