Post Differential/Danger Pay

POST DIFFERENTIAL/DANGER PAY:

Post differential/danger pay are two separate entitlements (taxable compensation) provided in addition to regular salary for employees permanently and temporarily assigned to certain overseas areas, which have been declared a "hostile area" by the Department of State.  Payments do not exceed 25% of basic salary (40 hour work week) for each entitlement. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE POST DIFFERENTIAL/DANGER PAY:

1.  All permanently assigned personnel who were originally recruited from the United States for employment overseas in an area which has been declared "hostile".  Post Differential/Danger Pay entitlements are authorized upon arrival in the overseas location.  Locally hired employees are not usually eligible for this allowance.

2.  Those who are temporarily assigned via Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) from the United States or another country.  Danger pay is authorized upon arrival in the overseas location (if in country for four or more hours).  Post Differential is only authorized starting on day 43 of deployment (not retroactive to the first day in country).

TO REQUEST POST DIFFERENTIAL/DANGER PAY:

To request Post Differential/Danger Pay, complete SF-1190.  Provide completed form to your Personnel Liaison, (see link below).  Those on TDY* should fax a copy of TDY orders, along with completed SF-1190 and SF-1190 Addendum. Provide completed documents to your servicing DLA Human Resources Services.

HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO RECEIVE POST DIFFERENTIAL:

It will take approximately four weeks to receive the funds after your request has been received.  The payment will be included in your normal bi-weekly paycheck.

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