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  • Sep 10, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Foreign Service Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    I use the Foreign Service Benefit Plan, which has served me well both at home and while posted abroad (including two medevacs), although the reimbursement process can be cumbersome for out of network costs. Time off accrues at 4 hours/pay period when first beginning but untenured officers can choose to accept overtime in comp time, which helped me to take multi-week R+Rs as brand new officer in a hardship tour. Mental health services are covered as part of basic insurance, but can be hard to access depending on where you are posted. Hard to beat a matching 5% contribution to TSP.

  • Aug 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Analyst in Washington, District of Columbia

    Wonderful health insurance options, a Flexible Spending Account Option, and up to 4% matching on your Thrift saving Plan!

  • Aug 10, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former FSO in Washington, District of Columbia

    Full U.S. government benefits package plus extra benefits when overseas depending on the location.

  • Aug 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Tucson, Arizona

    Great 401K, health coverage can get pricey

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

    Best: free housing overseas; free education for your kids; free shipments between moves

  • Jul 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    It's not bad, all in all. However, you're limited to one income, which is unrealistic. Some benefits offered by nearly everyone else in the universe don't seem to exist. Pay doesn't keep up with inflation, if you get a raise at all.

  • Jul 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    TSP plus fixed benefit pension

  • 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

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