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.
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
Great health insurance options overseas!
Sane as other federal agencies but require 45 minutes of lunch. Not negotiable; it's DOS policy.
Health Care, 401K, Leave policy
Health insurance, 401k Plan, and the time off(annual/sick leave) that can really add up.
Best Federal benefits that are on offer by any US Government Agency as far as I'm concerned.
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.
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.
Standard federal benefits package— you can review on OPM’s.gov
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