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  • Jun 17, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Defined benefit package that includes choice of healthcare plans with significant employer contribution, life insurance, TSP with matching, reasonable salary, and retirement plan.

  • Jun 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Benefits are great. You have healthcare, 401k, paid vacations, education loan repayment benefits, and more. One of the best benefits is flexible work schedules.

  • May 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Travel and free housing when serving overseas

  • Apr 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    The benefits package is fairly standard for a federal government employee, although foreign service officers are afforded more perks with their positions in various posts around the world.

  • Mar 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Foreign Service Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    best: time off, 401k, education benefits for FSOs.

  • Apr 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former summer intern in Washington, District of Columbia

    As an unpaid intern, the only benefit given was a government transportation card that covered your commute to and from the State Department.

  • Feb 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Same health insurance as other federal jobs, excellent selection of plans. Retirement is pretty good if you manage to stay in long enough.

  • Feb 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    TSP is the retirement savings plan and matched up to 5%. Maternity and Paternity leave is allowed and encouraged but not paid for. You must have sufficient sick or annual leave to cover it. Insurance options are great, probably around 100 to choose from. Pension offered after a certain age and a certain number of years employed, appears to require a lifetime commitment. Student Loan Repayment Options for certain positions, up to 10 years or $60,000, but require a multi-year commitment. Locality pay in DC and many countries based on security risk and cost of living.

  • Jan 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Foreign Affairs Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) also known as 401k, offers the ability to match your salary $1 for $1, leaving you doubling your TSP contributions each pay period. In 2017, unfortunately there is no designated maternity or paternity leave per se, without conditions. In some instances, some have been forced to use their personal sick leave first before requesting "administrative leave" or "comp time" towards maternity or paternity leave. There are pros and cons to this because a person just starting in government may not have accumulated enough bi-weekly sick leave to take off for say 3 months for paternity leave. It will take the act of Congress to institute such a package for federal employees. Until then, this is where things stand.

  • Jan 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Best Thing: Moving expenses, housing, and education allowances provided to those in the Foreign Service. Excellent medical insurance coverage, Worst Thing: Low base pay in comparison to the private sector.

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