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Division 3: Post adjustment – member posted before 1 July 2017

15.2.15 Purpose

Post adjustment helps members meet extra living costs that are likely to be incurred as a result of living overseas. This includes the extra costs of maintaining communication with Australia.

15.2.16 Rate of post adjustment

  1. Post adjustment is worked out as a percentage of the member's salary, under this table. All calculations are in Australian dollars.

    Post adjustment

    Item

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Type of member For a salary of AUD 55,000 or less, the member gets... plus percentage of salary between AUD 55,000 & AUD 85,000 plus percentage of salary above AUD 85,000
    1.

    Accompanied member AUD 18,150 33% 16.5%
    2.

    Unaccompanied member AUD 12,100 22% 11%
  2. These are examples of how to work out the post adjustment.

    Example 1: A member's salary is AUD 35,000 and the member is unaccompanied. Only column 2 is used to work out the rate of post adjustment.

    Column 2 rate = AUD 12,100 a year. That is the amount of post adjustment.

    Example 2: A member's salary is AUD 67,000 and they are posted as an accompanied member. This is how to work out the post adjustment.

    Column 2 (AUD 18,150) + column 3 (ie 33% of the difference between AUD 55,000 and AUD 67,000 = 33% of AUD 12,000)

    AUD 18,150 + AUD 3,960 (33% of AUD 12,000) = AUD 22,110

    The amount of post adjustment is AUD 22,110 a year.

    Example 3: A member's salary is AUD 92,000 and the member is posted unaccompanied. This is how to work out the post adjustment.

    Column 2 + column 3 + column 4

    AUD 12,100 + AUD 6,600 (22% of AUD 30,000) + AUD 770 (11% of the difference between AUD 92,000 and AUD 85,000) = AUD 19,470 a year.

    The amount of post adjustment is AUD 19,470 a year.

    Example 4: A member's salary is AUD 100,000 and they are posted as an accompanied member. This is how to work out the post adjustment.

    Column 2 + column 3 + column 4

    AUD 18,150 + AUD 9,900 (33% of AUD 30,000) + AUD 2,475 (16.5% of AUD 15,000) = AUD 30,525.

    The amount of post adjustment is AUD 30,525 a year.

15.2.17 Supplementary post adjustment for Manhattan, New York, USA

A member may apply to the CDF for an annual supplementary post adjustment of AUD 1,200. Both these conditions must be met.

  1. The member must have been directed by the CDF to live in Manhattan on a long-term posting.

  2. The CDF decides that there is an obligation for the member to pay a Christmas bonus. This bonus must be for apartment and garaging services.

Persons who can make the decision under section 15.2.17 on behalf of the Secretary/CDF:
Senior ADF Representative at the overseas post
A person who is authorised to manage Defence personnel administration at the overseas post and is not below MAJ(E)/APS 6.
A person working in the Pay and Administration Centre – Victoria who is authorised to manage Defence pay and administration at overseas posts and is not below WO2(E)/APS 5.
Director of Attaché and Overseas Management

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.




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