Danger Pay Allowance [Department of State Standardized Regulations] Law and Legal Definition

The danger pay allowance refers to an additional compensation above basic compensation granted for employees serving at designated danger pay posts. For instance civil insurrection, terrorism, or war conditions that threaten physical harm or imminent danger to all U.S. Government civilian employees. The danger pay allowance is paid as a percentage of basic compensation in 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35% increments.