Detail [Department of State Standardized Regulations] Law and Legal Definition

Detail is a term used in conjunction with danger pay allowance paid to employees in designated danger pay posts. It is a temporary assignment or temporary duty to an area designated for danger pay for a minimum of four cumulative hours in one day.

Any leave taken while present at such place of detail may be included to meet the four hour requirement but days of absence away from the designated post or country/area may not be included. Employees transiting a post who are inadvertently detained there for four hours or more can be considered to be on detail for Danger Pay purposes.