A-30017, JANUARY 7, 1930, 9 COMP. GEN. 271

A-30017: Jan 7, 1930

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TRAVELING EXPENSES - RECEIPTS FOR RAILROAD FARES AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY PERFORMING REPEATED TRAVEL BETWEEN TWO POINTS UNDER PROPER ORDERS IS ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES AND NOT TO MILEAGE FOR THE NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION. HE IS NOT REQUIRED TO FURNISH RECEIPTS FOR THE RAILROAD FARE CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN PAID IN CASH. THE RULE REQUIRING THAT RECEIPTS BE FURNISHED IN SUPPORT OF CLAIMS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ORDINARY RAILROAD FARE IS FOR APPLICATION IN THOSE CASES WHERE ENLISTED MEN OF THE ARMY CLAIM REIMBURSEMENT FOR CASH FARES IN LIEU OF THE USE OF TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS WHICH HAD BEEN FURNISHED THEM. 1930: RECEIPT IS ACKNOWLEDGED OF YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 17. REQUESTING TO BE ADVISED WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED UPON THE VOUCHER THEREWITH TRANSMITTED IN FAVOR OF MAJ.

A-30017, JANUARY 7, 1930, 9 COMP. GEN. 271

TRAVELING EXPENSES - RECEIPTS FOR RAILROAD FARES AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY PERFORMING REPEATED TRAVEL BETWEEN TWO POINTS UNDER PROPER ORDERS IS ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES AND NOT TO MILEAGE FOR THE NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION, AND HE IS NOT REQUIRED TO FURNISH RECEIPTS FOR THE RAILROAD FARE CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN PAID IN CASH. THE RULE REQUIRING THAT RECEIPTS BE FURNISHED IN SUPPORT OF CLAIMS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ORDINARY RAILROAD FARE IS FOR APPLICATION IN THOSE CASES WHERE ENLISTED MEN OF THE ARMY CLAIM REIMBURSEMENT FOR CASH FARES IN LIEU OF THE USE OF TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS WHICH HAD BEEN FURNISHED THEM. COMP. GEN. 152 MODIFIED.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO CAPT. VOLER V. VILES, UNITED STATES ARMY, JANUARY 7, 1930:

RECEIPT IS ACKNOWLEDGED OF YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 17, 1929, REQUESTING TO BE ADVISED WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED UPON THE VOUCHER THEREWITH TRANSMITTED IN FAVOR OF MAJ. A. BOETTCHER, INFANTRY (D.O.L.), FOR $4.22 AS REIMBURSEMENT FOR RAILROAD FARE BETWEEN PEORIA, ILL., AND BLOOMINGTON, ILL., AND FRACTIONAL PER DIEM OF $1.50. THE TRAVEL WAS PERFORMED PURSUANT TO ORDER OF OCTOBER 7, 1929, AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING REPEATED TRAVEL OF TWO TRIPS PER MONTH DURING OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, AND DECEMBER, 1929, BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES. NO RECEIPTS WERE FURNISHED FOR THE RAILROAD FARE AND YOU ARE ACCORDINGLY UNCERTAIN WHETHER PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH RECEIPTS IN VIEW OF THE DECISION OF OCTOBER 2, 1929, 9 COMP. GEN. 152, WHEREIN IT WAS HELD THAT:

* * * THE FURNISHING OF RECEIPTS WHEN TRAVEL IS CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN BY COMMON CARRIER IS ESSENTIAL AND NO ALLOWANCE MAY BE MADE IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH RECEIPTS AS THE TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED FOR IN THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ACTS MAY NOT BE PAID AS A COMMUTATION EXCEPT WHEN THE TRAVEL IS PERFORMED UNDER ORDERS IN PRIVATELY OWNED AUTOMOBILE. * * *

THE RULE REQUIRING RECEIPTS FOR RAILROAD FARE CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN PAID IN CASH IS FOR APPLICATION IN THOSE CASES OF ENLISTED MEN CLAIMING REIMBURSEMENT FOR CASH FARES IN LIEU OF THE USE OF TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS WHICH HAD BEEN FURNISHED TO THEM. 8 COMP. GEN. 94. ITS INSERTION IN THE DECISION IN 9 COMP. GEN. 152 WAS INADVERTENT, AS IT WAS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE FACTS IN THAT CASE AND WAS NOT NECESSARY TO THE CONCLUSION THEREIN REACHED.

PAYMENT UPON THE VOUCHER IS AUTHORIZED, IN THE ABSENCE OF OTHER OBJECTION.