September 22, 2000


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Clarification of Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Foreign Allowances



Reference my March 1, 2000, memorandum, subject: Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Foreign Allowances.

Questions have been received from Major Army Commands (MACOMs) as to the authority they now have to approve Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) waivers.

Referenced memorandum does not negate the authority given in Department of Defense 1400-M.25, Subchapter 1250, Paragraph F.1.a., to approve LQA waivers "...for locally hired U.S. citizen employees when, but for the conditions surrounding employment, the employee would be residing in the United States. One of the following situations must have occurred..."

Referenced memorandum delegated an additional authority to MACOMs to approve waivers for the requirements under 031.12(b) of the Department of State Standardized Regulation. Until referenced memo was issued, MACOMs could only recommend approval of waivers for the requirements when unusual circumstances existed.

Commanders are cautioned to carefully and judiciously administer this waiver authority. This authority may not be further delegated.

If you have additional questions or concerns, the point of contact for this action is Ms. Nancy Sutman. She may be reached at commercial (703) 325-9986, DSN 221-9986, e-mail Nancy.Sutman@(email address expired).



//original signed//
David L. Snyder
Deputy Assistant Secretary
(Civilian Personnel Policy)


Enclosure



DISTRIBUTION:
OFFICE, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (JDPES-W)

COMMANDER
U. S. ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY
EIGHTH U. S. ARMY
U. S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
U. S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U. S. ARMY PACIFIC
MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND
U. S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
U. S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
U. S. ARMY SOUTH
U. S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
U. S. ARMY RESERVE PERSONNEL COMMAND
U. S. MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND
U. S. ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND
U. S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND
U. S. ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND

SUPERINTENDENT, U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY

CF:
DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATION CENTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY
U. S. ARMY CIVILIAN PERSONNEL EVALUATION AGENCY
KOREA REGION CPOC
USAREUR REGION CPOC
PACIFIC REGION CPOC
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC (MR WILLCHER)
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE (COL SHEA)