AAFSW supports The Civil Service Federal Employee Serving Overseas Pay Equity Act, establishing a locality pay equivalent for some 265 active civilian federal employees, mostly State Department employees, working under the Domestic Employees Teleworking Overseas (DETO) program.
The State Department’s data shows a “significant share” of adult family members are DETOs. It is growing across the broad spectrum of all embassies globally. This year’s NDAA has serious potential to really improve the lives of many federal employees, especially for our community at-post overseas. It is all about ensuring that diplomatic spouses and dependents are not penalized for serving the United States alongside their family members in the Foreign Service.
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Celine C. Erickson, AAFSW President