Definitions

  1. US citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM)
    For purpose of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

    • U.S. citizen; and,
    • EFM (see below) at least 18 years old; and
    • Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a U.S. Government agency that is under Chief of Mission authority, or at an office of the American Institute of Taiwan; and either:
      1. Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan;
      2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.
  2. Eligible Family Member (EFM)
    An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:

    • Spouse;
    • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall inlcude, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under lageal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian;
    • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support;
    • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, regardless of age, incapable of self-support.
  3. Member of Household (MOH)
    An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
    An MOH is:

    • Not an EFM; and
    • Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
    • Has been officially declared by the sponsoring US Government employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household.
      A MOH is under Chief of Mission authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US citizen.
  4. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR)
    An individual who:

    • Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
    • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
    • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
    • Has a US social security Number (SSN).
    • NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the Local Compensation Plan (LCP)
  5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) –
    A Foreign National or US citizen who:
    Is locally resident; and,
    Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
    Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.