Skip to Content

Notice

Diplomatic Security Request for Higher Maximum Uniform Allotment

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This is a notice that the Department of State (DOS) is establishing a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and issue uniform items for special agent personnel within the Office of Mobile Security Deployments (DS/T/MSD). This action is pursuant to the authority granted to the DOS by 5 CFR 591.104, which states that an agency may establish one or more initial maximum uniform allowance rates greater than the government-wide maximum uniform allowance rate established under 5 CFR 591.103.

DATES:

June 7, 2017.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Lee Evans, Management Program Analyst, DS/T/MSD, Ph.—703-618-7903.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The DOS is implementing a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and issue uniform items for special agent personnel within the DS/T/MSD. This is being established in accordance with 5 CFR 591.104, which states that an agency may establish one or more initial maximum uniform allowance rates greater than the government-wide maximum uniform allowance rate established under 5 CFR 591.103. The current $800.00 limit has become inadequate to maintain the uniform standards and professional image expected of Diplomatic Service special agents whom serve within DS/T/MSD. The uniform items for DS/T/MSD special agent personnel include the following items or similar items such as: Battle dress uniform pants, hot weather top and blouses; heavy duty battle dress uniform; cloth uniform insignia patches, and cloth uniform badges. The average total uniform cost for the listed items is $1,400.00. Based on these current costs, the DOS is increasing the initial maximum uniform allowance for DOS special agents in DS/T/MSD to $1,400.00. The number of DOS special agents in DS/T/MSD affected by this change would be approximately 125 employees.

Start Signature

Stephen B. Dietz, III,

Executive Director, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2017-11729 Filed 6-6-17; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4710-43-P