The Foreign Service Assignment Notebook: What Do I Do Now?
Foreign Service employees and family members should read Chapter 3, ALLOWANCES and BENEFITS, from the helpful publication Foreign Service Assignment Notebook: What Do I Do Now? This chapter explains explanations of the following allowances:
Office of Allowances
The Department of State Office of Allowances develops and coordinates policies, regulations, standards, and procedures to administer the government-wide allowances and benefits program abroad under the Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR). Employees and family members should review their website for the most up-to-date information, including:
Allowances to consider when bidding or assigned to a new post overseas include:
If you are traveling overseas on official assignment for the first time, consider the following allowances:
If returning from an overseas assignment to the United States, consider the following allowance:
For evacuation allowances, review the guidance from the Office of Allowances: