Matter of: Gail Braten File: B-262009 Date: December 5, 1995
B-262009: Dec 5, 1995
An employee assigned to a temporary duty assignment originally was not authorized to rent a car and relied on public transportation to commute to and from work and for personal travel. The claim is payable. Travel orders may not be amended retroactively to deny reimbursement unless the orders are clearly erroneous. The orders here were not clearly erroneous since an agency regulation permits employees for whom a rental car has been authorized to use the vehicle to travel to places "for the sustenance. Are payable. The answer is yes. Braten and her spouse are employees stationed in the agency's Anchorage. "Personal preference or minor inconvenience will not be the basis for authorizing or approving the use of a special conveyance instead of a cheaper mode of transportation.".