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4/12/2017 Member News
Are you trying to budget for travel to a foreign location?


Are you trying to budget for travel to a foreign location? For travel to locations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the government has already established Per Diem and Allowance rates. Check the  U. S. Department of State's Office of Allowances for some basic guidelines, keeping in mind that the U. S. government has negotiated rates with hotels and provides housing in some locations. https://aoprals.state.gov/ 

The Office of Allowances in the Bureau of Administration 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).

The office compiles statistics of living costs abroad, quarters allowances, hardship differentials, and danger pay allowances and computes the established allowances to compensate U.S. Government civilian employees for costs and hardships related to assignments abroad.  The office is also responsible for establishing maximum per diem rates for foreign areas.