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Frequently Asked Questions Pandemic

Can employees receive hazardous duty pay or environmental differential pay for potential exposure to COVID-19?

No. There is no authority within the hazardous duty pay or environmental differential statutes to pay for potential exposure. To pay hazardous duty pay or environmental differential pay for an unusual physical hardship or hazard covered under the regulations, a local installation must find that there is credible evidence that an employee was actually exposed.

Last Updated:  3/7/2020

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