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When Actually Employed (WAE) Information


Per 16 FAM 122, Civil Service employees, including employees serving in a “when actually employed” (WAE) status, who are expected to be stationed or assigned abroad on a temporary duty (TDY) in excess of 60 days per cumulative calendar year, must obtain a medical clearance. Dependents traveling with the TDY employee are not eligible for the coverage under the Medical and Health Program.

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