The Washingtonian Magazine Names U.S. Department of State as a Great Place to Work

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 22, 2015

The November edition of Washingtonian magazine has once again named the Department of State one of the 50 Great Places to Work for 2015. The Department is one of only five federal agencies to earn this distinction.

Federal agencies were chosen with the help of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that publishes the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, which provide a comprehensive rating of employee satisfaction and commitment across federal government agencies and their subcomponents.

The Department of State was selected because its employees go to work each day knowing their work has a positive impact on people all over the world. Other popular perks include: the opportunity to learn new languages and experience different cultures; international travel; a popular student-loan repayment program; mentoring and training programs; a new voluntary leave bank; a transit subsidy; flexible work arrangements; job-sharing; part-time schedules; access to the National Foreign Affairs Training Center; access to daycare; and further support for employees with emergency backup care needs for children and adults, when regular daycare or eldercare is unavailable.

To learn more about foreign and civil service career opportunities and to register for the Foreign Service Officer Test, visit: or download the DOSCareers mobile app, which is available free at the App Store and Google Play.