(a) An authorized allowance rate shall be paid to each employee with a permanent duty
station at or within a remote post of duty approved under § 591.304, regardless of type of appointment or work schedule, only (1) when the employee travels
the prescribed minimum distance and time, or is subject to prescribed minimum inconvenience
or hardship factors, while commuting from the nearest established community or suitable
place of residence and the remote duty post, or (2) the employee remains at the worksite
at the direction of management because daily commuting is impractical.
(b) An employee shall be paid an authorized allowance rate for those days on which he
or she incurs unusual expense in commuting to a remote post of duty or for those days
on which he or she is subject to extraordinary inconvenience or hardship during the
(c) An employee who resides permanently, or temporarily for his or her own convenience
at a remote duty post is not eligible for an authorized allowance rate during his
or her period of residence.
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