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Office of Allowances

Office of Allowances (A/OPR/ALS)

Director of Allowances: Alexandra S. Aitken

Deputy Director: John R. Thompson

Regional Contacts:
*click on regional links to see analyst assignments (OpenNet only)

Standardized Regulations, Interpretation:

Questions and requests can also be addressed to:  

     Office of Allowances
     Room L314, SA-1
     Bureau of Administration
     U.S. Department of State
     Washington, DC 20522-0103

     Phone: (202) 663-1121

Many questions can be answered faster using these self-help resources:

We often receive questions that can be better answered by another Department of State office:

Employees of other Federal agencies:

We are happy to assist you as well, but first check your own agency's implementing regulations for guidance on a specific allowance and contact your agency representative.  For DOD civilians as well as uniformed personnel, check here:

Contractors and other NGO employees:

We cannot answer questions related to contractors, since they, as NGO employees, are not directly covered by the Standardized Regulations.  They should review their contract and communicate directly with the contracting representative for assistance with questions on allowable expenses. Other NGOs' employees should check on allowances policy with their management.