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Ref: Section 920 Standardized Regulations (GC,fa)

 

Effective December 21, 2008, unless otherwise noted, allowances and/or post differential rates are revised as shown.  These changes will be Part A of TL:SR-698.

 

Please inform local offices of all U.S. government agencies at the posts listed in this cable.

 

Important: Read this entire message as posts may be listed more than once.  Changes are listed by allowance or differential rather than by post.

 

Taiwan has been included, when applicable, under arrangement with the American Institute in Taiwan.

 

The change in the Danger Pay Allowance for Kuwait is based on an updated Danger Pay Factors Form submitted by Kuwait. 

 

The Post (Hardship) Differential changes for Bangladesh are based on a survey submitted by Dhaka.  The Post (Hardship) Differential change for Kuwait represents reinstatement into the Post (Hardship) Differential analysis of risk / threat factors that had been part of the Danger Pay analysis prior to its termination (see above paragraph).

 

The Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) changes for Belgium, Guatemala and Spain are based on updated information on Living Quarters Expenditures submitted by the Department of Defense Education Activity, Embassy Guatemala, and the Department of Homeland Security, respectively.

 

The Post Allowance changes for Jordan, Samoa, Senegal and Trinidad and Tobago are based on Retail Price Surveys submitted by Amman, Apia, Dakar, and Port of Spain, respectively.  All other Post Allowance changes are based on currency exchange rate information reported to the Office of Allowances as of the first Thursday of Pay Period 25 (December 11, 2008).

 

All Education “At-Post” Allowance rate changes are based on new information supplied by posts for the 2008/2009 school year.

 

 

                                 DANGER PAY

                           FROM                TO

KUWAIT

 KUWAIT CITY                 15                 0

 OTHER                       15                 0

 

 

                                 POST DIFFERENTIAL

                              FROM                TO

BANGLADESH

 DHAKA                          25                30

 OTHER                          25                30

 

KUWAIT

 KUWAIT CITY                    10                15

 OTHER                          15                20

 

 

                        LIVING QUARTERS ALLOWANCE

                         FROM                 TO

                    2     3     4        2     3     4

BELGIUM

 KLEINE BROGEL WF 19700 19700 17700    21000 21000 18600

              WOF 19700 17700 16100    21000 19000 17000

 

GUATEMALA

 GUATEMALA CITY

               WF 37600 36200 27500    39600 36200 27500

              WOF 36200 32100 27000    36400 32100 27000

 

SPAIN

 ALGECIRAS     WF 22100 21200 19100    28300 27200 24500

              WOF 21700 20800 17000    27700 26800 21800

 

 OTHER         WF 22100 21200 19100    28300 27200 24500

              WOF 21700 20800 17000    27700 26800 21800

 

 

                                 POST ALLOWANCE

                              FROM                TO

ALBANIA

 OTHER                          10                15

 TIRANA                         10                15

 

BRAZIL

 RIO DE JANEIRO                  5                 0

 SAO PAULO                       5                 0

 

BRUNEI

 BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN            15                20

 OTHER                          15                20

 

CANADA

 VANCOUVER                      35                30

 

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

 BANGUI                         80                70

 OTHER                          80                70

 

CHAD

 NDJAMENA                       35                42

 OTHER                          35                42

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

 OTHER                          42                35

 PRAGUE                         42                35

 

GHANA

 ACCRA                          10                 5

 OTHER                          10                 5

 

JORDAN

 AMMAN                           5                15

 OTHER                           5                15

 

NIGERIA

 ABUJA                          30                20

 LAGOS                          35                25

 OTHER                          35                25

 

POLAND

 KRAKOW                         15                10

 OTHER                          15                10

 WARSAW                         25                20

 

REPUBLIC OF EQUATORIA

 MALABO                         25                30

 OTHER                          25                30

 

RUSSIA

 MOSCOW                         35                30

 YEKATERINBURG                  25                20

 

SAMOA ISLANDS

 SAMOA                           5                10

 

SENEGAL

 DAKAR                          25                15

 OTHER                          25                15

 

SWITZERLAND

 BERN                           80                90

 GENEVA                         70                80

 OTHER                          70                80

 

TOGO

 LOME                            0                 5

 OTHER                           0                 5

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 OTHER                          10                 5

 PORT OF SPAIN                  10                 5

 

TUNISIA

 CARTHAGE                        0                 5

 OTHER                           0                 5

 TUNIS                           0                 5

 

URUGUAY

 MONTEVIDEO                     10                 5

 OTHER                          10                 5

 

ZAMBIA

 LUSAKA                          5                 0

 OTHER                           5                 0

 

 

                         EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

                      FROM                  TO

                             AWAY                  AWAY

                      AT     FROM           AT     FROM

              GRADE   POST   POST   GRADE   POST   POST

LAOS

 VIENTIANE        K   6700  55450     K-5  11550  55450

                1-5  11450  55450     6-8  12800  55450

                6-8  12700  55450    9-12  14150  55450

               9-12  14050  55450                      

 

MACEDONIA

 SKOPJE        K-12  18000  50200    K-12  18200  50200

 

NICARAGUA

 MANAGUA          K   5300   5300       K   5800   5800

                1-5   6000   6000     1-5   6700   6700

                6-8   6450   6450     6-8   7150   7150

               9-12   6650  52550    9-12   7500  52550

 

RWANDA

 KIGALI        K-12   9650  61050    K-12  10250  61050

 

SWITZERLAND

 GENEVA           K  20400  20400       K  22400  22400

                1-4  20600  20600     1-2  22600  22600

                  5  21250  21250     3-4  22650  22650

                6-8  24100  24100       5  23350  23350

               9-10  25100  25100     6-8  26700  26700

              11-12  27100  27100    9-10  27650  27650

                                    11-12  29800  29800