PUBLIC LAW 86-707-SEPT. 6, 1960
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(2) A living quarters allowance for rent, heat, light, fuel, gas, electricity, and water, without regard to the limitations of section 3648 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (31 U.S.C. 529); and (3) Under unusual circumstances payment or reimbursement for extraordinary, necessary, and reasonable expenses, not otherwise compensated for, incurred in initial repairs, alterations, and improvements to an employee's privately leased residence at a post of assignment in a foreign area, if such expenses are administratively approved in advance and if the duration and terms of the lease justify payment of such expenses by the Government. PART C—COST-OF-LIVING ALLOWANCES
SEC. 221. The following cost-of-living allowances may be granted, where applicable, to an employee in a foreign area: (1) A post allowance to offset the difference between the cost of living at the post of assignment of the employee in a foreign area and the cost of living in Washington, District of Columbia; (2) A transfer allowance for extraordinary, necessary, and reasonable expenses, not otherwise compensated tor, incurred by an employee incident to establishing himself at any post of assignment in a foreign area or at a post of assignment in the United States between assignments to posts in foreign areas; (3) A separate maintenance allowance to assist an employee who is compelled, by reason of dangerous, notably unhealthful, or excessively adverse living conditions at his post of assignment in a foreign area or for the convenience of the Government, to meet the additional expense of maintaining, elsewhere than at such post, his wife or his dependents, or both; (4) An education allowance or payment of travel costs to assist an employee with the extraordinary and necessary expenses, not otherwise compensated for, incurred by reason of his service in any foreign area or foreign areas in providing adequate education for his dependents, as follows: (A) An allowance not to exceed the cost of obtaining such elementary and secondary educational services as are ordinarily provided without charge by the public schools in the United States, plus, in those cases where adequate schools are not available at the employee's post, board and room, and periodic transportation between such post and the nearest locality, where adequate schools are available, without regard to the limitations of section 3648 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (31 U.S.C. 529); but the amount of the allowance granted shall be determined on the basis of the educational facility used; (B) The travel expenses of dependents of an employee to and from a school in the United States to obtain an American secondary or undergraduate college education, not to exceed one trip each way for each dependent for the purpose of obtaining each type of education; but no allowance payments under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph (4) shall be made for any dependent during the twelve months following his arrival in the United States for secondary education pursuant to authority contained in this subparagraph (B). Notwithstanding section 111(6) of this Act, travel expenses, for the purpose of obtaining undergraduate college education, may be authorized under this subparagraph (B), under such regulations as the President may prescribe, for dependents of employees who are citizens of the United States stationed in the Canal Zone.