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  • Dec 28, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Best: Offers many good options for health insurance and matches up to 5% for retirement contributions. Worst: Insurance is not an added benefit, fee is deducted from paycheck.

  • Nov 17, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    TSP + Pension + cheap amazing health insurance...simply unbeatable.

  • Nov 21, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current diplomat in Washington, District of Columbia

    very good benefits. contingent on 20 years and age 50 though for full time

  • Oct 27, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Office Manager/Executive Assistant in Detroit, Michigan

    The benefit package is pretty stable and one of the best around...

  • Oct 26, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New Orleans, Louisiana

    health insurance and TSP...these are the best if you are single with no kids

  • Oct 03, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Accounting Clerk in Boston, Massachusetts

    No privet or corporate office provides better benefits packages than state. You will have room to grow if you can. relocate and no worries on getting laid off due to out sourcing job

  • Sep 18, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Good benefits when you are overseas.

  • Sep 19, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Rosslyn, Virginia

    As a Personal Services Contractor (PSC) there are no real federal benefits, though limited compensation is available for health insurance. No retirement plan is available.

  • Sep 01, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Director in Washington, District of Columbia

    Your years of service stay with you and are applicable to future government positions.

  • Aug 25, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Information Management Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia

    When you are recruited, they put a heavy emphasis on the benefits to outweigh the salary, because the salary isn't remotely competitive in the IT sector of the economy. The biggest benefit is probably the free housing overseas, since housing is normally such a huge portion of your income. However, they don't tell you that you might be compelled to be stationed in DC for many years at a time, where you don't have any housing benefit. Once you have accepted the job, they pay your relocation expenses to move to DC. If you try to quit because the total compensation package isn't what you were lead to expect (no free housing, and now you are trying to live in DC on $55K) then you are expected to repay the relocation expense. The relocation expense can easily cost $20,000. You become trapped, and you have no way of knowing if this trap will apply to you until after you have joined.

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