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    Employees who serve on an overseas TCS assignment may accrue and carry over up to 45 days (360 hours) of annual leave each leave year. While they may carry this amount over from year-to-year for the remainder of their careers, once they drop below this number, that new amount becomes the maximum leave carryover.  

    GENERAL SCHEDULE CIVILIAN PAY AND ALLOWANCE ENTITLEMENTS

                                                                  TDY (Any length)

    Nine Month TCS

    One Year TCS

    Pay or Allowance Entitlement

    Basic General Pay Schedule, including Locality Pay

    Basic General Pay Schedule without Locality Pay

    Basic General Pay Schedule without Locality Pay

    Overtime (All are exempt from FLSA under the foreign exemption rule)

    1.5 x GS-10/1 or regular hourly rate, whichever is greater; below GS-10, 1.5 x regular hourly rate

    Same

    Same

    Holiday Pay

    2 x hourly rate for regularly scheduled hours

    Same

    Same

    Post Differential*

    After 42 consecutive days in country, Currently 35% of Base Pay (includes locality pay) for basic 40-hour workweek, retroactive to the 1st day

    Currently 35% of Basic Pay (no locality pay) for basic 40-hour workweek, effective after one day in country

    Currently 35% of Basic Pay (no locality pay) for basic 40-hour workweek, effective after one day in country

    Danger Pay

    In effect from 1 st day, Currently 35% of Base Pay (includes locality pay) for 40 Hour workweek

    In effect from 1st day, Currently 35% of Basic Pay (no locality pay) for basic 40-hour workweek

    In effect from 1st day, Currently 35% of Basic Pay (no locality pay) for basic 40-hour workweek

    Promotions

    Opportunities must be applied for by interested parties

    Opportunities must be applied for by interested parties

    Opportunities must be applied for by interested parties

    Night Shift Differential

    10% for all regularly scheduled hours from 1800-0600

    Same

    Same

    Separate Maintenance Allowance (SMA)

    None

    Annual Rate varies based upon salary and number of family members.  Amount is pro-rated based upon length of tour

    Annual Rate varies based upon salary and number of family members.  Amount is pro-rated based upon length of tour

    Relocation Incentives

    Up to 18.75% of annual salary for a 9 month tour (includes locality pay); 25% of annual for 12-month tour; 12.5% for a 6-month tour (must be approved by TAD Deputy Commander on case-by-case basis).

    Up to 18.75% of annual salary (no locality pay)

    Up to 25% of annual salary (no locality pay)

    Rest and Recuperation (R&R) Leave

    Same as TCS  NOTE: Six month tours must be approved by TAD Deputy Commander on a case-by-case basis and received zero R&R trips.

    Eligible for 1 R&R trip.  Employees must serve a minimum of 60 days in country to be eligible.

    Employees who sign up for 12 consecutive months are eligible for 2 R&R trips within the 12 month service period.  Employees must serve a minimum of 60 days in country to be eligible.

    Reintegration Leave

    24 hours of excused absence with successful completion of at least 6 consecutive months of contingency deployment

    Same.

    Same.

    Leave Accrual

    No change to regular accrual and carryover

    Employees may carry up to 360 hours (45 days) of annual leave to next leave year.

    Employees may carry up to 360 hours (45 days) of annual leave to next leave year.

    Nontemporary Storage (NTS) of Household Goods

    None

    At government expense. NTS stops at the beginning of the second month upon return to the States.

    At government expense. NTS stops at the beginning of the second month upon return to the States.

    Transportation of Dependents and Shipment of Household Goods

    None

    At government expense

    At government expense

    Annual Premium Pay Waiver (Includes Overtime, Night, Holiday, and Sunday pay) Eligible employees will be entitled to premium payments to the extent the employee's combined payable amount of basic pay and premium pay for CY 2014 does not exceed the annual rate of the salary payable to the Vice President, which is $233,000 CY 2014. Employees assigned to Iraq and/or Afghanistan for at least 42 consecutive days are deemed to meet the eligibility requirements for the increased premium pay cap. The DoD policy for the Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitation (APPL) for 2014 for eligible DoD employees, including Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), was issued on April 10, 2014.  The CY 2014 period of entitlement is 15 December 2013 through 13 December 2014.  Same Same Aggregate Pay Limitation (Includes Premium Pay, Basic Pay, Bonuses, etc.) Eligible employees (see "Premium Pay Waiver" for eligibility standards) are limited to base pay and premium pay payable in CY 2014 not to exceed $233,000 but all other compensation  will be paid as it is earned."  Same Same

    NOTES: * After 42 consecutive days in country, pay is retroactive to the 1st day; **Schedule A Appointments of 13-months are eligible for a recruitment incentive of 25% and are eligible for two R&R trips.

    Employees are eligible to receive danger pay beginning on the date of arrival in Iraq. The amount is determined by the Department of State, and is currently 35 percent of base pay for a basic 40-hour workweek. It is not earned for overtime or weekends, and is subject to change without notice. This additional compensation counts against the aggregate (higher) annual pay cap.

    For purposes of Federal income tax, civilian employees are not entitled to the Combat Zone Tax Exemption (CZTE) of military members. Employees should contact the local Internal Revenue Service's Taxpayer Assistance Center or a tax advisor with questions concerning tax exemptions. DoD, the Department of the Army, and USACE continue to pursue legislation that would give civilian employees serving in combat areas the same tax exemption the military receives under those circumstances.

    If a deployed employee's permanent position is exempt from FLSA, that individual continues in that manner for travel, overtime, and other pay entitlements. If an employee's permanent position is a nonexempt position, that individual converts to exempt status for all workweeks spent entirely in an area subject to the foreign exemption.

    Being sent to a combat zone does not cancel Federal Employee's Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) coverage. Civilian employees sent to a war zone or combat zone in a support capacity keep their FEGLI coverage, including Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage. Being sent to a combat zone does not affect the amount of FEGLI coverage, provided the employee is not engaged in combat. (Combat is not defined as including self-defense.)

    If a federal employee working in a war zone is killed, regular death benefits are payable to the beneficiaries. In addition, accidental death benefits are also payable under Basic insurance (and Option A, if the employee had that coverage), unless the employee was in actual combat or nuclear weapons were used at the time of death.

    The Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance decides whether to pay AD&D benefits only after thoroughly studying the facts and documentation surrounding an employee's death and OPM makes such determinations case-by-case. While we cannot say that in 100 percent of civilian deaths AD&D benefits will be payable, it is highly unlikely for a civilian to be in actual combat.

    If an employee is not covered under FEGLI, and is deployed overseas, there is an opportunity to enroll for Basic FEGLI, plus Option A and/or Option B coverage based on the designation of deployment positions as emergency-essential.

    If an employee is covered under Basic FEGLI, and is deployed overseas, there is an opportunity to enroll for Option A and/or Option B, or to increase coverage under Option B, based on the emergency-essential designation.

    Death Gratuity Payment under Section 1105 of Public Law 110-181 - - If a Federal civilian employee dies of injuries incurred in connection with his or her service with an Armed Force in a contingency operation, his or her eligible survivors may receive a death gratuity payment up to $100,000.  The gratuity is a one-time payment disbursed to the highest ranked survivor or survivors of the employee.

    Rest and Recuperation Leave (R&R)

    TDY and TCS: Any Length

    Nine Month TDY/TCS: Employees who serve 9 or more months but fewer than 12 months are eligible for 1 R&R trip. Employees must serve a minimum of 60 days in country to be eligible. 

    One Year TDY/TCS: Employees who sign up for 12 consecutive months are eligible for 2 R&R trips within the 12 month service period. Employees must serve a minimum of 60 days in country to be eligible. This program provides funded transportation to Frankfurt, Germany; Baltimore, or other R&R destinations only as authorized by the command. Employees are required to pay for travel to all alternate locations.

    Each of these R&R breaks may include up to 10 workdays of excused absence, not to exceed a total of 20 workdays during any 12 consecutive months.  An employee may use these excused workdays in lieu of leave during his or her travel time to and from his or her duty station and/or while at their R&R break locationAn employee may use any type of approved leave to make up the gap between the total number of calendar days (up to 21) that he/she may be away from his or her duty location for each R&R break (up to 10, not to exceed 20 during any 12 consecutive months).

    All benefits and entitlements are subject to change without notice. Information provided on this website is current as of 1 May 2011.

    Field conditions are the same for civilians as the military personnel, commensurate with grade and rank equivalency as identified in the Geneva Convention.

    There may be a general lack of privacy and limited opportunity for recreation during non-duty hours.

    Housing may consist of tents or other communal structures.

    Rental cars are not normally authorized.

    Food may be prepackaged rations or served in a military dining facility, which means special diets may be unavailable.

    Showers may be communal.

    Military chaplains provide religious services.

    General Schedule (GS) employees have an annual limitation on premium pay. Their base salary and premium pay cannot exceed either GS-15, step 10 ((including any applicable locality payment or special rate supplement), or Executive Schedule V (set at $148,700 in 2015), whichever is greater. This category includes only base pay, locality pay, and premium pay as defined above.

    Additionally, aggregate pay cannot exceed Executive Schedule I in any calendar year ($203,700 for 2015). This category includes all discretionary compensation, such as relocation bonuses, awards, and post allowance.

    The DoD policy for the Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitation (APPL) for 2014 for eligible DoD employees, including Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), was issued on April 10, 2014.  The CY 2014 period of entitlement is 15 December 2013 through 13 December 2014 and the increased limit is $233,000.

    The non-traditional work environment in Iraq and Afghanistan makes it more of a challenge to schedule and monitor hours worked by employees.  It is imperative that employees and supervisors schedule work in a manner that does not cause employees to work without compensation.  Even if the limitation on premium pay is increased, employees and their supervisors must be aware of the problems that excessive overtime causes and have plans in place to protect against potential overpayment situations.

    Post Differential is designed to provide additional compensation to employees for service at places in foreign areas where conditions of environment differ substantially from conditions in the continental United States. Normally, post differential begins on the date of arrival at post for employees on TCS, and on day 43 of duty for employees on TDY. However, effective March, 23, 2003, employees assigned to Afghanistan, Iraq, or Kuwait for 42 consecutive calendar days or more will receive post differential for the number of days served, beginning with the first day of detail. The amount is also determined by the Department of State, and is also currently 35 percent of base pay for a basic 40-hour workweek, separate from the danger pay mentioned above. It is also not earned for overtime or weekends, and is subject to change without notice.  This additional compensation counts against the aggregate (higher) annual pay cap.

    Employees are additionally compensated for time worked outside of their regular shift.

    Overtime. Paid for hours authorized and worked in excess of eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. For employees in grades 10 and above, the overtime rate is either 1.5 times the GS-10 Step 1 hourly rate, or the employee's hourly rate, whichever is greater. For all others, it is 1.5 times their hourly rate.

    Night Differential. Paid for hours regularly scheduled and worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The amount is the hourly base salary rate, plus 10 percent.

    Holiday Pay. Employees who work on a federal holiday are paid twice their normal salary for the number of hours scheduled in the normal tour of duty.

    As of 21 September 2013 returning employees who have successfully completed an OCO assignment of at least 6 consecutive months duration will be provided 24 hours of excused absence (i.e., administrative leave) for the purpose of reintegrationAn employee who has been deployed away from their home station for at least 90 days, but less than 6 months, is covered by the Department of Army Deployment Cycle Support (DCS) Directive of 26 Mar 2007, but is not entitled to the 24 hours of excused time off."

    This is an allowance to assist an employee on TCS status who is compelled by reason of dangerous, notably unhealthful, or excessively adverse living conditions at the post of assignment in a foreign area, or for the convenience of the Government, to meet the additional expense of maintaining family members elsewhere than at such post. The amount varies by the number of family members maintained at the location other than the post of TCS assignment. Information regarding the amounts and process for requesting SMA can be found at http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=215&menu_id=81 .  Employees deployed under TDY conditions are not eligible for SMA.

    How much money do you make on a deployment to Afghanistan?
    Special Pays for Deployed Soldiers Hazardous duty pay, as of 2018, is $150 per month. Hostile fire or imminent danger pay is $225 per month. Enlisted soldiers qualify for $340 per month in diving pay, and an E-4 earns up to $308 per month for sea duty. more
    Who holds Afghanistan money?
    More than $7 billion of the $9 billion in total assets are held by U.S. financial institutions. Most are at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), a popular depository for many countries' foreign exchange reserves. The fall of Kabul in August 2021 put these assets in an uncertain legal position. more
    Where does Afghanistan make money?
    Afghanistan is rich in minerals and precious stones, much of it under-exploited as a result of the years of conflict. The mining industry in Afghanistan is worth an estimated $1bn annually, according to Afghan government officials. more
    How Afghanistan get money?
    Mines and minerals Afghanistan is rich in minerals and precious stones, much of it under-exploited as a result of the years of conflict. The mining industry in Afghanistan is worth an estimated $1bn annually, according to Afghan government officials. more
    Does Afghanistan send money out?
    Disruptions in the country's money-moving apparatus choked off a key source of income for ordinary Afghans. Some $790 million in remittances flowed into Afghanistan in 2020, according to an estimate from the World Bank, a sum that accounts for about 4% of the country's gross domestic product. more
    Does Afghanistan have money?
    The country's central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), is thought to hold foreign currency, gold and other treasures in its vaults, according to an Afghan official. more
    How does Afghanistan make money?
    Mines and minerals Afghanistan is rich in minerals and precious stones, much of it under-exploited as a result of the years of conflict. The mining industry in Afghanistan is worth an estimated $1bn annually, according to Afghan government officials. more
    Who prints Afghanistan money?
    Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) is to print and distribute new banknotes to country's money circulation, bank officials said Tuesday, pointing out that the Afghan parliament has permitted the central bank to print up to 100 billion Afghanis (US$ 20 million). more
    What is Afghanistan money called?
    The Afghan afghani (AFN) is the national currency of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Its ISO 4217 code, AFN, was introduced in 2003 as part of efforts to stabilize the currency and reduce inflation. 1 Prior to this change, it circulated under the symbol AFA. more
    How does Afghanistan get money?
    About 80% of Afghanistan's budget has been financed by the U.S. and other international donors. That's according to Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko. With the Taliban in charge, that's changing. more
    Where does Afghanistan get money?
    Mines and minerals Afghanistan is rich in minerals and precious stones, much of it under-exploited as a result of the years of conflict. The mining industry in Afghanistan is worth an estimated $1bn annually, according to Afghan government officials. more

    Source: www.usace.army.mil

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