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Posted By Tricia on 08-06-2011 12:02 PM
We are fighting now to keep our transportation agreement. We have heard some people took up to a year to get it. So in the mean time I still have to buy appliances that I will have to sell in a few years. But on a possitive note I do get the fridge I want.
Posted By Tricia on 08-06-2011 10:12 PM so if I am hearing right would his active duty count towards the 5 year rule? I would hate to thing they hired him just to have him leave in two years. and then we would have to wait 2 years stateside to come back to an overseas job? This kind of makes me nervous. I know alot of local hires nervous right now because they have been here way over the 5/7 year mark. They do a great job and I wold hate to see them leave. What happen to the if it ain't broke do not fix it.
Posted By John on 03-05-2012 9:28 PM
I know there are "LOCAL HIRE" civilians with no transportation agreements or any stateside benefits living ONBASE and paying out of pocket to live there!!
Posted By NichiBeiOne on 03-06-2012 12:03 PM
Doesn't Yokota have an excess of housing? I have heard contractors have been given the option of paying rent to live on base.
Posted By DR on 03-06-2012 12:05 PM
This topic interests me. I was thinking of getting hired here when I retire. I don't understand the rules being discussed here, can anyone be more specific regarding how long one is allowed to work here, the difference between "stateside" or "local" hire, private vs. government employment, and is "stateside" hiring only a government job thing with regards to the benefits? I have a friend who works for a private contracter and I have never hear him mention anything about stay times, he does have base privelages, but he is retired..
Sorry if the questions are ignorant.
This position is one which this activity normally recruits for locally; therefore, Living Quarter Allowance (LQA), Transportation or any other benefits normally paid to a “Stateside” hire will NOT be granted.
I am new to the civilian side myself so I am learning a lot after the fact. Hoping to pass on some good information to others so that it may help them make a sound decision.
The individual I was referring to retired from AD and acquired a stateside hired GS position allowing SOFA status to continue, he retired in Japan and never moved out of on-base housing and never left Japan. So it can be done.