B-247345, May 12, 1992
B-247345: May 12, 1992
Black states that there is a difference of $20 that his health care plan will pay for an office visit to receive medical treatment in his local duty station area and in other locations farther away. He argues that the additional $20 he had to pay for treatment while away from his local duty station area should be considered a reimbursable travel expense because he would not have incurred it had he not been in a travel status away from his home. The costs of medical or health care or treatment for civilian government employees are personal to the employees. There is statutory authority to pay travel expenses to federal employees traveling on temporary duty. Black's claim for increased health care costs during traveling on temporary duty is denied. /1/ The matter was submitted by the Chief.