U.S. Department of State Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

U.S. Department of State Vacation & Paid Time Off

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  • Mar 20, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former FSO in Washington, District of Columbia

    Vacation time is reasonable (approx 5 weeks a year depending on your level), but sometimes managers dont approve the dates that you want to be off. It's always a fight.

  • Dec 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current HR Manager in Washington, District of Columbia

    Standard benefit package the longer you work there the more paid time off you receive.

  • Nov 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Supervisory Special Agent in Washington, District of Columbia

    This was a great benefit. Accrual is based on years of service. By final years of career had more leave than I could use and forfeited excess hours each year.

  • Sep 16, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    You will start with only 13 vacation days and 13 sick days per year during your first three-years; between your 4th to 15th year you earn 20 vacation days with 13 sick days/year; after 15 years of service you earn 26 days of vacation with 13 sick days/per year. Sick days can be rolled over year after year with no limit. Vacation days are limited to a roll over of 240 hours/year.

  • Jul 14, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Standard vacation and PTO - must be accrued over employment rather than given at start date

  • Jun 26, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Arlington, Virginia

    Benefits are still a good incentive for government employees

  • Apr 03, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    The Federal Government offers 240 hours of paid leave and over 60 hours of sick leave a year

  • Jul 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    All pros and no cons.

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

    You get 6 weeks of paid vacation in between every assignment. Also, during assignments, you get both local and US holidays (a lot of 3 day weekends), in addition to about 4-6 weeks off each year.

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

    It's fairly standard for the federal government. Some bureaus within the department are better than others at compensating for overtime work with comp time.


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