Executive Order 12070—Federal Cost-of-Living Allowances
ADJUSTMENT OF COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCES
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by Section 5941 of Title 5 of the United States Code, and in order to authorize the temporary restoration of the cost of living allowance to certain employees, it is hereby ordered as follows:
1-1. Suspension of Applicable Requirements.
1-101. The requirement of Section 205 (b) (2) of Executive Order No. 10000, as amended, that consideration be given to quarters or subsistence, commissary or other purchasing privileges, in determining cost of living allowance rates, is suspended except to the extent that such privileges are furnished as a result of Federal civilian employment.
1-102. Quarters or subsistence, commissary or other purchasing privileges, shall not be taken into consideration in determining cost of living allowance rates of employees who are furnished such facilities as a result of Federal civilian employment but who do not use them.
1-2. Administrative Matters.
1-201. This Order shall take effect .July 30, 1978 and shall operate prospectively. 1-202. The United States Civil Service Commission shall conduct a study of problems associated with the implementation of Section 5941 of Title 5 of the United States Code. The Commission's findings and recommendations for longterm solutions to problems encountered with respect to the cost of living allowance and differential compensation authorized by that statute shall be submitted to the President.
The White House,
June 30, 1978.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:05 a.m., July 3, 1978]
Jimmy Carter, Executive Order 12070—Federal Cost-of-Living Allowances Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247650