HomeResourcesAudit Database Project Compliance RecommendationsVerify Continued Separate Maintenance Allowance Eligibility - Department of State Standardized Regulations, General Provisions, Section 077.3, Granting Allowances and Difficult to Staff Incentive Differential on SF-1190 (Foreign Allowances Application

Verify Continued Separate Maintenance Allowance Eligibility - Department of State Standardized Regulations, General Provisions, Section 077.3, Granting Allowances and Difficult to Staff Incentive Differential on SF-1190 (Foreign Allowances Application

Department of State Standardized Regulations, General Provisions, Section 077.3, Granting Allowances and Difficult to Staff Incentive Differential on SF-1190 (Foreign Allowances Application, Grant, and Report), Subsection 077.31, General, states that each agency shall grant, revise, and terminate SMA benefits on the SF-1190.

The guidance requires employees to suspend or terminate grant based on specific events. In addition, DSSR Chapter 260, Section 266, Suspension/Termination of Grant, also requires that the grant be suspended or terminated based on specific events that include:

  • A visit from a family member to post that is in excess of 30 consecutive days.
  • An employee’s transfer from post.
  • When an employee is separated from the agency while assigned at post where benefits have been granted.

Continued eligibility can be negatively affected when an employee becomes legally separated from a spouse or when a dependent child reaches a specific age. Moreover, ADS 596.3.2, Assessing the Adequacy of Internal Controls, requires managers to assess the adequacy of internal controls and improve the effectiveness of those associated with operations.

General Recommendations

  • Verify continued separate maintenance allowance eligibility.

Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 6-263-10-003-P January 14, 2010

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.

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