ADS Chapter 526

USAID Guest House Services

Functional Series 500 – Management Services

Partial Revision Date: 05/06/2013
Responsible Office: M/MS/OMD
File Name: 526_102102


This chapter provides the policy and procedures for establishing and operating a guest house at overseas posts. The purpose of a guest house is to provide temporary quarters to U.S. Government (USG) employees and their families while they are on official travel status. It also provides a safe, comfortable, and cost-effective alternative to hotels and other temporary residences when such facilities are nonexistent, limited, unsafe, or excessively overpriced.