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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  • 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.

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

    after 3 years of service, the vacation and leave is great!

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

    Vacation time increases the longer that you're there and many managers can be flexible. However, leave can almost always be cancelled for emergencies.

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

    The Department offers paid vacation/leave. Here is the formula rate of hours for vacation: Less than 3 years of federal service: 4 hours per pay period; 3 years or more federal service: 6 hours per pay period; 15 years+ years of federal service: 8 hours per pay period

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

    Best: Fast accrual of annual, sick, and home leave. Worst: Not too many opportunities to take annual leave; home leave is mandated by Congress between foreign assignments.

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

    worst thing? you rarely have time to use it all

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

    18 days per year after 3 years....

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

    You earn time OFF as you serve time ON... It is yours to use if you have it or lose it if you don't.


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