POST CLASSIFICATION AND PAYMENT TABLES SECTION 920

FOOTNOTES TO SECTION 920

Explanations on how to use the post classification and payment tables are included in Section 920 of these regulations

Effective: October 15, 2017 (TLSR 927)

 

d - No current cost information is available as all U.S. Government employees are in Government owned or leased housing.  Any USG organization with

     employees eligible for the LQA should submit housing cost information to the Department of State as required by Section 072 and 077 of these regulations.

     Until more suitable housing cost information can be used to establish LQA rates for the locality, effective 01/10/2016 the following LQA rates are authorized:

 

LQA GROUPS

 

2

3

4

 

WF

17900

16300

14700

 

WOF

17100

14700

13000

 

e –The LQA rates are established for the benefit of only a few or no current employees and therefore do not necessarily represent overall local quarter

     costs.  (See Sections 072 and 077 for information on the reporting of housing cost data.)

 

n - An employee who serves for a period of 42 consecutive calendar days or more on detail (Section 511c) in Afghanistan (effective 12/16/01) or Iraq (effective 

     3/23/03), may be granted the post differential at the prescribed rate for the number of days served, beginning with the first day of detail.

 

p - In addition to the listed post differential rate, employees are eligible for danger pay allowance, DSSR (652f), as shown below:


 


AREA

RATE   EFF. DATE 

Afghanistan

 

  Kabul

35%      04/30/06

  Other

35%      03/05/06

Algeria

 

  Provinces: Annaba (except Annaba City), Adrar, Ain Defla, Batna (except Batna City), Bejaia, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine (except Constantine City), El Oued, El Tarf, Ghardaia, Illizi, Jijel, Khenchela, Laghouat, Medea, M’Sila, Ouargla, Oum el-Bouaghi, Setif (except Setif City), Sidi Bel Abbes, Skikda, Tamanrasset, Tebessa, Tindouf, Tipaza (except Tipaza City), Tissemsilt, Tizi Ouzou, Tlemcen (except Tlemcen City)

25%      12/13/15

Burundi

 

  Bujumbura                          

25%     06/25/17

  Other

35%     01/24/16

Cameroon

 

  North and Far North regions only

25%     12/13/15

Central African Republic

 

  Bangui

35%      09/06/15

  Other

35%      09/06/15

Chad

 

  Other

25%      12/13/15

Colombia

 

  Other, except for the following cities, which do not receive danger pay: Barranquilla, Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin, San Andres and Santa Marta

15%      12/13/15

Democratic Republic of

   the Congo

    Provinces: North and South Kivu only, except the cities of Goma and Bukavu which do not receive danger pay

 

 

15%      12/13/15

Egypt

 

  Alexandria

15%     12/13/15

  Cairo

15%     12/13/15

  Other

15%     12/13/15

Haiti

 

  Other

15%      09/06/15

  Port-au-Prince

15%      09/06/15

Iraq

     

  Baghdad

35%     10/20/13

  Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC)

35%      06/30/13

  Basrah

35%      09/06/15

  Erbil

35%      08/24/14

  Erbil Diplomatic Support      Center (EDSC)

35%      09/06/15

  Other

35%      02/24/13

Jerusalem

 

  Gaza Strip

35%     12/13/15

  West Bank, except the cities of Bethlehem and Jericho, which do not receive danger pay

25%     12/13/15

Kenya

 

  Other

15%     06/15/14

Lebanon

 

  Beirut

25%     03/09/14

  Other

35%     12/13/15

Libya

35%     09/06/15

Mali

 

  Bamako

25%     01/22/17

  Provinces: Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu

25%     12/13/15

  Regions within Mopti province: Bankass, Bandiagara, Djenne, Douentza, Koro, and Mopti

 

  Other regions: Macina and Nara

 

Nigeria

 

  States: Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara only

25%     12/13/15

Pakistan

 

  Islamabad-Rawalpindi

35%     09/28/08

  Karachi

35%     02/12/12

  Lahore

35%     09/11/11

  Other

35%     09/11/11

  Peshawar

35%     02/12/12

Peru – Departments:

 

  Ayacucho (Only Prov. of 
La Mar & Huanta)

15%     08/01/10

 

  Cuzco (20-Kilometer swath of territory contiguous to the Apurimac River and Ayacucho)

15%     08/01/10

 

  Huancavelica (Province of Pampas)

15%     08/01/10

 

  Huanuco (entire Departamento)

15%     08/01/10

 

  Junin (Prov. of Satipo and Chanchamayo only)

15%     08/01/10

 

  Loreto (20-kilometer swath of territory contiguous to the Colombia border)

15%     08/01/10

 

  Pasco region

15%     12/13/15

  Puno (Prov. of Carabaya and Sandia only)

15%     12/13/15

  San Martin (ex. City of Tarapoto)

15%     08/01/10

 

  Ucayali (Only Prov. of Padre Abad)

15%     08/01/10

 

Philippines

 

  Mindanao Regions within Mindanao; Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen Caraga

25%     11/27/16

Somalia

35%     09/06/15

South Sudan

 

  Juba

35%     09/06/15

  Other

35%     09/06/15

Sudan

 

  Other

25%     10/07/12

Syria

35%     09/06/15

Tunisia

 

  Other

25%     10/07/12

  Tunis

15%     05/01/16

Turkey

 

  Adana-Incirlik

35%     11/27/16

  Ankara

15%     04/03/16

  Cakmakli

25%     04/03/16

  Elmadag

25%     04/03/16

  Gaziantep City

25%     09/06/15

  Istanbul

15%     05/14/17

  Izmir-Cigli

25%     04/03/16

  Karatas

25%     04/03/16

  Manzarali

25%     04/03/16

  Other

25%     04/03/16

  Yamanlar

25%     04/03/16

  Provinces: Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Mus, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnack, Tunceli and Van

25%     09/06/15

Yemen

35%    11/30/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




u – In accordance with Section 151 of PL 101-246, danger pay is authorized for DEA employees while at the locations listed below.  The authorized post differential for each location is revised by the removal of credit for political violence for those employees receiving danger pay.

 

DANGER PAY

RATE   EFF. DATE

REVISED POST DIFFERENTIAL

RATE   EFF. DATE

Bolivia

15%     03/15/95

Cochabamba

  5%     03/15/95

 

 

La Paz

15%     01/08/17

 

 

Santa Cruz

10%     03/15/95

 

 

Other

15%     01/08/17

 

 

 

 

Brazil

 

 

 

  Brasilia

10%     01/08/17

Brasilia

  5%     01/08/17

  Rio de Janeiro

10%     01/08/17

Rio de Janeiro

10%     01/08/17

  Sao Paulo

10%     01/08/17

Sao Paulo

  5%     01/08/17

 

 

 

 

Colombia

 

 

 

  Bogota

15%     01/08/17

Bogota

  5%     01/08/17

  Cartagena

15%     01/08/17

Cartagena

10%     01/08/17

 

 

 

 

Ecuador

 

 

 

  Guayaquil

10%     10/15/17

Guayaquil

10%    10/15/17

  Quito

10%     10/15/17

Quito

10%    10/15/17

 

 

 

 

El Salvador

 

 

 

  San Salvador

15%     10/15/17

San Salvador

10%     01/08/17

 

 

 

 

Guatemala

 

 

 

  Guatemala City

15%     10/15/17

Guatemala City

10%     01/08/17

 

 

 

 

Honduras

 

 

 

  Tegucigalpa

15%     10/15/17

Tegucigalpa

15%     01/08/17

 

 

 

 

Mexico

 

 

 

  Ciudad Juarez

15%     01/08/17

Ciudad Juarez

15%     01/08/17

  Guadalajara

15%     01/08/17

Guadalajara

10%     01/08/17

  Hermosillo

15%     01/08/17

Hermosillo

10%     01/08/17

  Matamoros

15%     01/08/17

Matamoros

25%     01/08/17

  Mazatlán

15%     01/08/17

Mazatlán

10%     01/08/17

  Merida

15%     01/08/17

Merida

10%     01/08/17

  Mexico City

15%     01/08/17

Mexico City

10%     01/08/17

  Monterrey

15%     01/08/17

Monterrey

15%     01/08/17

  Nogales

15%     01/08/17

Nogales

10%     01/08/17

  Nuevo Laredo

15%     01/08/17

Nuevo Laredo

20%     01/08/17

  Tijuana

15%     01/08/17

Tijuana

10%     01/08/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria

 

  Lagos

10%    01/08/17

Lagos

25%     01/08/17

 

 

Paraguay

 

 

 

  Asuncion

10%    10/15/17

Asuncion

5%       10/15/17

 

 

 

 

Peru

 

  Lima

15%    01/08/17

Lima

10%     01/08/17

 

 

 

 

Venezuela

 

 

 

  Caracas

15%     01/08/17

Caracas

25%     01/08/17

 

In accordance with PL 107-273, danger pay is authorized for FBI employees while at the locations listed below.  The authorized post differential for each location is revised by the removal of credit for political violence for those employees receiving danger pay.

 

DANGER PAY

RATE   EFF. DATE

REVISED POST DIFFERENTIAL

RATE   EFF. DATE

Bangladesh

 

 

 

  Dhaka

15%     02/05/17

Dhaka

30%     02/05/17

  Other

15%     02/05/17

Other

30%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Belize

 

 

 

  Belmopan

10%     02/05/17

Belmopan

20%     02/05/17

  Other

10%     02/05/17

Other

20%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Burkina Faso

 

 

 

  Ouagadougou

 5%     02/05/17

Ouagadougou

25%     02/05/17

  Other

 5%     02/05/17

Other

25%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Chad

 

 

 

  N’Djamena

10%    10/15/17

N’Djamena

25%    10/15/17

 

 

 

 

Colombia

 

 

 

  Barranquilla

15%    02/05/17

Barranquilla

10%     02/05/17

  Bogota

15%    02/05/17

Bogota

  5%     02/05/17

  Cartagena

15%    02/05/17

Cartagena

10%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Djibouti

 

 

 

  Djibouti City

15%    02/05/17

 Djibouti City

25%    02/05/17

  Other

15%    02/05/17

Other

25%    02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Ecuador

 

 

 

  Guayaquil

15%     02/05/17

Guayaquil

10%     02/05/17

  Other

15%     02/05/17

Other

10%     02/05/17

  Quito

15%     02/05/17

Quito

10%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

El Salvador

 

 

 

  San Salvador

10%     02/05/17

San Salvador

10%     02/05/17

  Other

10%     02/05/17

Other

10%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Guatemala

 

  Guatemala City

10%     02/05/17

Guatemala City

10%     02/05/17

   Other

10%     02/05/17

Other

10%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Honduras

 

 

 

  Tegucigalpa

10%     02/05/17

Tegucigalpa

15%     02/05/17

   Other

10%     02/05/17

Other

10%     02/05/17

 

 

Mexico

 

  Ciudad Juarez

15%     02/05/17

Ciudad Juarez

15%     02/05/17

  Cuernavaca

15%     02/05/17

Cuernavaca

  0%     02/05/17

  Matamoros

15%     02/05/17

Matamoros

25%     02/05/17

  Mazatlán

15%     02/05/17

Mazatlán

10%     02/05/17

  Merida

15%     02/05/17

Merida

10%     02/05/17

  Metapa

15%     02/05/17

Metapa

15%     02/05/17

  Mexico City

15%     02/05/17

Mexico City

10%     02/05/17

  Monterrey

15%     02/05/17

Monterrey

15%     02/05/17

  Nogales

15%     02/05/17

Nogales

10%     02/05/17

  Nuevo Laredo

15%     02/05/17

Nuevo Laredo

20%     02/05/17

  Other

15%     02/05/17

Other

  0%     02/05/17

  Reynosa

15%     02/05/17

Reynosa

  5%     02/05/17

  Tapachula

15%     02/05/17

Tapachula

15%     02/05/17

  Tijuana

15%     02/05/17

Tijuana

10%     02/05/17

  Tuxtla Gutierrez

15%     02/05/17

Tuxtla Gutierrez

  5%     02/05/17

  Veracruz

15%     02/05/17

Veracruz

  0%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Niger

 

 

 

  Niamey

15%     02/05/17

Niamey

25%     02/05/17

  Other

15%     02/05/17

Other

30%     02/05/17

 

 

 

 

Nigeria

 

 

 

  Abuja

10%    10/15/17

Abuja

30%     10/15/17

  Lagos

10%    02/05/17

Lagos

25%     02/05/17

  Other

10%    02/05/17

Other

25%     02/05/17

 

v - A danger pay allowance under Section 652g of the Standardized Regulations is authorized for Federal Civilian employees who accompany U.S. Military forces designated by the Secretary of Defense as eligible for imminent danger pay for the designated areas.  The amount of danger pay shall be the same flat rate amount paid to uniformed military personnel as Imminent Danger Pay ($225 per month at all times).  Danger pay authorized under Section 652g will not be paid for periods of time that the employee either receives danger pay authorized under Section 652f or post differential that would duplicate political violence credit which is already included in the differential rate.  Political violence credit is included in the differential rates for the following designated areas except for these locations:  Other, Greece and Iran. 

 

Effective June 1, 2014 the following designated areas are:  US Africa Command – The ten land areas of Algeria, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Chad. The four land areas and airspace above Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia.

 

The sea area of the Somalia Basin bounded by the following coordinates:

º 11 degrees 10 minutes North, 51 degrees 15 minutes East

º 6 degrees 00 minutes North, 48 degrees 30 minutes East

º 5 degrees 00 minutes North, 50 degrees 30 minutes East

º 11 degrees 30 minutes North, 53 degrees 34 minutes East

º 5 degrees 00 minutes North, 50 degrees 30 minutes East

º 1 degree 00 minutes North, 47 degrees 00 minutes East

º 3 degrees 00 minutes South, 43 degrees 00 minutes East

º 1 degree 00 minutes South, 41 degrees 00 minutes East

º 6 degrees 00 minutes North, 48 degrees 30 minutes East

 

Effective June 1, 2014 the following designated areas are: US European Command – The four land areas of Athens, Greece (land area within a 20 kilometer radius from the center of Athens 38-01N, 23-44E), Azerbaijan, Israel, and Turkey (land area, excluding the Turkish Straits (that is, the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus Straits), and including the limited airspace south of 37 degrees 45 minutes North and east of 43 degrees 00 minutes East).  The land area and airspace above Kosovo.  The sea area of the Mediterranean Sea (water area extending from the North African Coast northward into the Mediterranean Sea, bounded on the east at 26 degrees 00 minutes east longitude, extending north to 34 degrees 35 minutes north latitude, extending west to the East Coast of Tunisia).

 

Effective June 1, 2014 the following designated areas are:  US Pacific Command – The city of Jakarta, the four provinces of Central Java, east Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, and Papua, and the region of Aceh, Indonesia.  The state of Sabah, Malaysia.  The land area of the Philippines.

 

Effective June 1, 2014 the following designated areas are:  US Southern Command – The two land areas of Colombia and Cuba (Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility).

 

Effective June 1, 2014 the following designated areas are:  US Central Command – The seven land areas of Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Egypt.

     

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