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Department of State Standardized Regulations - (Last updated 10/06/1991)

COST-OF-LIVING ALLOWANCES (Last Updated 10/6/1991)




211 Definition


The term "cost of living allowance" means an allowance granted under the authority of title 5 U.S.C. 5924.  Cost of living allowances include the post allowance (Section 220), the foreign transfer allowance (Section 240), the home service transfer allowance (Section 250), the separate maintenance allowance (Section 260), the education allowance (Section 270) and educational travel (Section 280).(Eff. 10/6/91 TL:SR 473)


212 Scope


Cost-of-living allowances are intended to reimburse an employee for certain excess costs, exclusive of any quarters costs, which result from being officially stationed in a foreign area. (Eff. 1961)