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Rest & Recuperation (R&R) Travel 

Rest and Recuperation (R&R) Travel:
 The R&R Travel benefit provides temporary relief for employees and eligible family members from posts with distinct and significant difficulties. R&R eligibility is determined by the Office of Allowances during review of post's Hardship Differential Questionnaire (DS-267).  In most cases, a hardship differential equates to a R&R.  See 14 FAM 531.5, 3 FAM 3720 and 3 FAH-1 H-3720 for additional information on this benefit.


The Office of Allowances determines posts' eligibility for R&R, but not individual eligibility or R&R policy more broadly--that portfolio belongs to HR/Employee Relations. For questions about performing R&R travel contact:

The Standardized Regulations (DSSR) mention R&R in passing but do not contain R&R policy. That is in volume 3 of the FAM.