1, Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance Worksheet (DSSR ) — HROM ADDENDUM. 2. 3, Refer to DSSR for specific guidance on computing. This worksheet may be used to record information used to claim this allowance on the SF Employees must submit lodging receipts. They must also submit . To request settlement, complete the SF, DSSR TQSA worksheet and receipts for expenses claimed. Provide completed documents to your servicing.

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The temporary quarters subsistence allowance granted upon first arrival at a new post shall terminate as of the earliest of the following dates: When the head of agency determines, on a case by case basis,that an extension of time is necessary due to compelling reasons beyond the control of the employee, up to an additional sixty days may be authorized as follows: Prior to exercise of this authority the authorizing official must certify in writing that every effort has been made to obtain a lower lodging rate for the period in question.

Alternatively, the couple may agree to consider one spouse or domestic partner as a family member only.

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However, see Section Each married couple employee or domestic partnership employee may be granted the “initial occupant” rate under Sections andbut only one employee may be granted essr amounts for any additional family members. Footnotes to Section Excel Versions of Per Diem. To determine your maximum allowance, you will first need to find the maximum per diem rate authorized for your current overseas duty location.

When no cost temporary quarters are occupied by the employee an amount not to exceed one-half of the amount established in The allowance must be claimed by the employee on the Standard Form SR ; final eff. You may request an advance of these funds or reimbursement of expenses. A temporary quarters subsistence allowance granted immediately preceding the employee’s final departure from the post shall terminate as of the earliest of the following dates: It will take approximately two weeks to receive advance TQSA upon receipt of completed request.


The temporary quarters subsistence allowance may continue on behalf of any individual employee or family member during any period of official travel which authorizes per diem on behalf of that individual.

Transitioning Military and Veterans. The daily actual expenses for temporary lodging, meals including groceries consumed during occupancy of temporary quartersfees and tips incident to meals and lodging, laundry and cleaning of clothing will be totaled for each 30 day period to permit a comparison with the maximum amount for each specified period.

Payment of settlement is included in your bi-weekly paycheck. Receipts and other documentation required by Sectionor pertinent agency regulations, should be attached to the SF prior to submission to the approval or granting official of the agency. Overpayments of TQSA are immediately collected as a lump sum from your current earnings. Section TQSA worksheet: In exceptional circumstances when temporary lodging facilities in the locality are extremely limited and necessary lodging costs are excessive, the head of agency may authorize an amount of actual expenses incurred not to exceed the rate produced by Section Foreign Per Diem Rates.

Where the employee’s departure for transfer precedes that of family members, the temporary quarters subsistence allowance at the previous post shall not extend beyond the date preceding the date of the arrival of the new employee at the new post; or.

Evidence of the daily cost of meals, laundry and dry cleaning shall be a certified statement by the employee.

Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA)

All other alternatives should be exhausted before this special authorization is used. Skip to main content Press Enter.

The temporary quarters subsistence allowance dssg to an employee upon first arrival at a new post, including an employee or family member occupying temporary quarters at no expense, e. The temporary quarters subsistence allowance is intended to assist in covering the average cost of adequate but not elaborate or unnecessarily expensive accommodations in a hotel, pension, or other transient-type quarters at the post of assignment, plus reasonable meal and laundry expenses for a period not in excess of 90 days after first arrival at a new post of assignment in a foreign area, ending with the occupation of residence quarters if earlier, or 30 days immediately dsst final departure from the post following necessary vacating of residence quarters.


The amount of dssr temporary quarters subsistence allowance which may be reimbursed shall be the lesser of either the actual amount of allowable expenses incurred by the employee and family members for each time period or the amount computed as follows reference: Supporting receipts or other appropriate documentation for the daily cost of temporary lodging shall also be supplied.

The grant of the temporary quarters subsistence allowance may dsst paid in a lump-sum amount. Click on the Per Diem link below to find fssr rate and then use the following calculations to determine your maximum allowance: TQSA is granted for up to 90 days in 30 day increments after your arrival at the overseas duty station.

Payment of advance is by direct deposit. The agency head or designee may authorize the grant of temporary quarters subsistence allowance up to five days prior to the termination of the grant of living quarters allowance if such agency head or designee determines that it is necessary for the employee to vacate existing quarters in order to meet lease requirements for cleaning and repair.

However, payment shall be authorized only when the head dser agency has determined that the employee has acted responsibly in retaining dsssr quarters during the period of official travel.