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Department of Defense

Make DoD Civilain LQA mirrior military entitlements

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Currently DoD Civilian LQA is much higher than their Military counterparts of equivalent rank. This is due to the requirement to have DoD fall under Department of State regulations. Let the DoD control what overseas civilians get for LQA and not the Department of State. that way the DoD can operate more efficiently and save money. Currently a GS-9 makes more than a Lt Col does for off-base housing. GS-13 and higher make... more »

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Department of Defense

Manage Labor dollars using Locality Pay vice LQA/PA

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Organizations that have no operational requirement to be located in foreign countries should look to relocate those positions back to the United States or US terrorities. The paradigm that the US Dollar has a strong exchange rate with currencies of Pacific RIM countries driving a low cost of living expense for DoD employee overseas needs to be thrown out. Over the past 5 years the US Dollar has declined and remains... more »

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Lowering LQA rates for overseas civilians

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Millions of dollars are wasted on Department of Defense Civilians via the Living Quarters Allowance. Civilian employees have their rent and utilities paid for during their tour. The problem: the huge band of pay of what people can receive. Some people can get up to $35,000 or more for one year! And even though they don't a house that big, they still rent one "because I want to get the full allowance." Most of this people... more »

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