Staff’s Maintenance Allowances [Department of State Standardized Regulations] Law and Legal Definition

Staff’s maintenance allowances refers to government allowances for the board, lodging, clothing, local transportation, medical and dental care, social security and other assessments, gratuities, burial expenses, and so forth, which are required in accordance with local law or custom to be provided by the principal representative in addition to wages. This includes transportation costs and necessary training expenses. A principal representative is a senior official of the U.S. Government serving in a foreign country who has been designated by the Secretary of State.