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2015 Overseas Cost of Living Allowance
Overseas Living Patterns Survey

This survey begins 6 March 2015 and is limited to the location listed below. The button to launch the survey will not be available until that date.

Location Participating in this Survey:

  • Solbiate, Italy

About the Survey: This survey is used to track the shopping patterns of Uniformed Service members stationed overseas. The data collected will assist in the determination of Overseas Cost of Living Allowance (OCOLA) paid to members in your country of assignment.

Authority: This survey is in accordance with 10 USC 136 and 37 USC 403(c).

Participation: Participation in this survey is voluntary. Failure to respond will not result in penalty to the respondent. However, maximum response is encouraged so that data will be representative of your country of assignment.

This data is instrumental in updating OCOLA indices. Incomplete surveys cannot be used as this might result in inaccurate analysis of shopping behavior. Your response will be treated as confidential. Only group statistics will be reported.

Instructions: To ensure that this survey results in valid OCOLA, please answer questions for all applicable categories.

To prepare for the survey, determine where you purchase groceries, clothing, household furnishings, entertainment, communications and transportation.

Estimated Time to Complete Survey: 40-50 minutes

Overseas COLA Survey

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  Points of Contact

Country Point of Contact:

Solbiate, Italy
Ms. Loredana Avino.
Assistant OHA/COLA Italy Allowance Coordinator.
Command Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia.
Commercial: 011-39-081-568-2551.
DSN: 314-626-2551.

Contact for Technical Difficulties:
Ms. Allison Lovelady
DSN: 312-372-1271
Commercial: 571-372-1271


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