A-21712, MARCH 6, 1928, 7 COMP. GEN. 548

A-21712: Mar 6, 1928

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1928: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 7. SUBMITTING WITH REQUEST FOR DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED. WHICH IS ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM NEW ORLEANS PROPER. WHICH IS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. HE WAS ENTITLED. UPON THE FACTS PRESENTED YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO PAY TO THE CLAIMANT THE SUM OF $1.65.

A-21712, MARCH 6, 1928, 7 COMP. GEN. 548

SUBSISTENCE - MEALS EN ROUTE AN EMPLOYEE WHO LEFT HIS STATION ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS BEFORE 8 A.M. MAY BE REIMBURSED, UNDER PARAGRAPH 62, STANDARDIZED GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, THE EXPENSE INCURRED FOR BREAKFAST TAKEN AFTER DEPARTURE FROM HIS HOME OR OFFICE, WHETHER TAKEN ON THE TRAIN OR EN ROUTE TO THE TRAIN.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO CAP. LEWIS A. PICK, UNITED STATES ARMY, MARCH 6, 1928:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 7, 1928, SUBMITTING WITH REQUEST FOR DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED, A VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF ALEXANDER S. GASSAWAY FOR $1.65, AS REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSE INCURRED FOR BREAKFAST AT ALGIERS, LA., ON OCTOBER 6, 1927, IN CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN BOILER INSPECTION WORK.

IT APPEARS THAT ASSISTANT BOILER INSPECTOR GASSAWAY, WITH OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS AT NEW ORLEANS, LEFT HIS OFFICE OCTOBER 6, 1927, AT 6 A.M., AND TRAVELED BY STREET CAR AND FERRY TO ALGIERS, LA., WHICH IS ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM NEW ORLEANS PROPER, BUT COMPRISES A WARD OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, WHERE HE HAD BREAKFAST BEFORE PROCEEDING BY TRAIN AT 7:30 A.M. TO BURNS, LA.

THE TIME OF DEPARTURE OF THIS EMPLOYEE FROM THE ALGIERS DEPOT, WHICH IS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, MUST BE REGARDED AS THE TIME OF DEPARTURE FROM HIS OFFICIAL STATION. SEE PARAGRAPH 49 OF THE STANDARDIZED GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. HAVING LEFT HIS OFFICIAL STATION BEFORE 8 O-CLOCK, HE WAS ENTITLED, UNDER PARAGRAPH 62 OF THE REGULATIONS, TO REIMBURSEMENT OF THE EXPENSE INCURRED FOR BREAKFAST TAKEN AFTER DEPARTURE FROM HIS HOME OR OFFICE WHETHER TAKEN ON THE TRAIN OR EN ROUTE TO THE TRAIN. SEE IN THIS CONNECTION DECISION OF FEBRUARY 24, 1925, A-7321.

UPON THE FACTS PRESENTED YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO PAY TO THE CLAIMANT THE SUM OF $1.65.