Special Differential for Employees Serving Second Tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 436

Reference Issuance Date: 10/18/2011
Policy Issuance Date: 09/11/2009
Responsible Office: OHR/PPIM
File Name: 436mac_101811


The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is pleased to announce that USAID will follow the Department of State's lead in implementing a new program instituted to encourage employees to seek two year tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan. Under this program any direct hire commissioned Officer at grades FS-04 to FS-01 assigned to one of the listed posts who extend his or her tour of duty for an additional twelve months will be eligible to receive an additional 15 percent special differential during their second year of service in these countries. This special differential is to compensate for additional work in excess of normal requirements performed during the second year