Office of Allowances: Standardized Regulations (DSSR) Chapter – Cost-of- Living Allowances. General Definition Scope Post Allowance. Privacy Act Statement: Solicitation of this information is authorized under 5 U.S.C. , E.O. and E.O. , Section 1(b-2) and DSSR Section Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) SMA – Separate Maintenance Allowance – (DSSR ) PA – Post Allowance – (DSSR ). 22a.

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The post allowance grant to a newly appointed or transferred employee shall commence as of the following applicable date: The Office of Personnel Management advises that upon separation from Federal service, a post allowance in a foreign area under 5 U.

The dssd employee may be granted the post allowance for one person only.

The above post allowance classes represent the mid-points of the cost of living index ranges. The post allowance is a balancing factor designed to permit employees to spend the same portion of their basic compensation for current living as they would in WashingtonD.

When a child on whose behalf an employee is currently receiving either an away from post education allowance or educational travel leaves the post for a period in excess of 30 days, the employee’s post allowance shall be revised to the next lower family size rate.

The post allowance grant to an employee who has been issued official travel orders for leave, unrelated to transfer, shall terminate as of: Revisions shall be made effective as of the date of departure or arrival of the child if such date falls on the first day of a pay period. The receipt of a temporary subsistence allowance under 5 U. The amount paid is a flat rate varying only by basic salary, size of family, and post, regardless of individual expenses.


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The six tables in Section list annual amounts of post allowance payments for employees with different base salaries and the number of persons eligible for the post allowance. When the child returns to the post for a period in excess of 14 days, the allowance may again be revised to restore the reduced amount. The post allowance grant shall be appropriately revised effective the date of change in any of the following: Post allowance payments are based on the cost of living index as applied to the employee’s spendable income.

Footnotes to Section Education and other costs peculiar to one segment of personnel at a post are not considered. The post allowance payment tables Section are based on national Consumer Expenditure Surveys as conducted periodically by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Dsssr. Except as otherwise dszr in Sections Post allowance payment tables for six family sizes are included in Section On the 31st day any grant shall be reduced appropriately.

The rate for any split pay period at the end of a calendar year shall be computed at the daily rate applicable on the first day of that pay period. Excel Versions of Per Diem. The following table shows how the cost of living index number is used to derive specific post allowance levels.


Foreign Per Diem Rates. For travel under leave orders, see Section The index ranges were selected so as dsr provide increases of approximately five percent from the mid-point of one index range to xssr next. This living cost comparison is developed from the Retail Price Schedule report required by Section dsse completed in accordance with Section of these regulations. The post allowance grant to an employee with family continues at the appropriate family size rate: When married couple employees or domestic partnership employees without family members are both eligible for the post allowance, each may be granted the post allowance in Section The post allowance grant to an employee without family continues: The post allowance levels for all locations are listed under the “Cost of Living” heading of the electronic Section on the Department of State’s external dsst On the 31 st day of absence the family size will be reduced by one member; and.

On the 31st day of absence the grant is to be terminated. SR ; final eff.

The post allowance payment tables Section represent a percentage increase over Washington cost-of-living, applied to “spendable income”, i.