Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)
Understanding Your Leave and Earning Statement
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Leave and Earning Statement General Information
Foreign Area Allowance
Authorization and payment of overseas allowances and differential is governed by the provisions of the Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR)(Government Civilians/Foreign Areas) and Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25, Volume 1250. Overseas Allowances and differentials (except post allowance) are not automatic salary supplements, nor are they entitlements. They are specifically intended to be recruitment incentives for U.S. citizen employees living in the United States to accept Federal employment in a foreign area. If a person is already living in a foreign area, the inducement is normally unnecessary. Under limited circumstances, an employee hired outside of the United States may become eligible for allowances. Selectees should be advised of their eligibility for allowances at the time an offer is made. Following is a brief description of some the allowances you may receive during your tour of duty in a foreign area. The Standard Form (SF) – 1190, Application for Foreign Allowances, Grant, and Report, and perspective worksheets are used to apply for foreign area allowances.
Apply for Foreign Area Allowance
TQSA- Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance
LQA- Living Quarters Allowance
* Rates Based on Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR)
Living Quarters Allowance Reconciliation (LQAR)
The Department of State Standardized Regulations only requires employees to submit LQA reconciliations within 45 days of completion of their first year of occupancy in new, economy quarters. Therefore, it is important that employees in their first year in economy quarters keep all their utility bills, and/or receipts. No further reconciliations are required for those same quarters unless requested by the employee or management. The reconciliation process is required to reconcile the amounts paid to an employee versus the amounts the employee actually expended for allowable utilities. If an employee's actual expenses exceeded the amounts paid, the employee will be paid the difference up to the maximum allowable. If the employee's actual expenses are less than the amount paid, the employee will be indebted for that overpayment. Additionally, once the reconciliation is completed, the employee's LQA authorization will be adjusted to reflect actual expenses.
9 Month Pay Accelerated Deductions*
FEHB- Annualized FEHB $ rate / 21 pay periods** = $ amount per pay period deduction
*Subject to change due to rounding
**Consult DoDEA CSR for specific deduction calendar
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Contact servicing DODEA Personnel Office.
EBIS is a secure web site that provides current civilian employees access to general and personal benefits information, the ability to receive retirement estimates, and enroll or make changes electronically for health and life insurance and the Thrift Savings Plan. It provides a flexible enrollment process that guides employees through benefit plan elections; thereby eliminating the need to complete an enrollment form for submission to your local Human Resources Office. The election is submitted electronically to your servicing payroll office thereby ensuring your benefits become effective and payroll deductions begin timely.
For Civilian Pay questions, please contact Customer Service Representative (CSR). Contact your immediate supervisor for more details.
UPDATED: September 6, 2016