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Official Residence Expenses (ORE)


Official Residence Expenses (ORE):
The purpose of ORE is to reimburse a principal representative (e.g. an Ambassador) at a foreign post for expenses related to operating and maintaining a suitable official residence when those expenses exceed the usual expenses incurred if s/he were serving at the post in any other official capacity. Generally the principal representative will contribute three and one-half percent of salary (DSSR 040 L) for "usual" expenses; allowable expenses above that amount will be reimbursed. See DSSR 400 as well as 3 FAM 3250 and 3 FAH-1 H-3250 for further information.

General guidance contained in 03 STATE 317659 (Intranet ONLY)


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FAQ - Official Residence Expenses (ORE)

ORE
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For Standardized Regulation interpretation: AllowancesO@state.gov