A-31318, APRIL 18, 1930, 9 COMP. GEN. 453

A-31318: Apr 18, 1930

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WITH REQUEST FOR DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED. WILL PROCEED FROM EDGEWOOD. UPON COMPLETION OF THIS DUTY WILL RETURN TO HIS PROPER STATION. THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS WILL FURNISH NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION. WILL PAY MR. THE JOURNEY DIRECTED IS NECESSARY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND IS CHARGEABLE TO JA 2 P 5006 A 1310-O AND JA 2 P 5056 A 1310-O. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT HE HAS SINCE CONTINUED TO RESIDE AT SAID ADDRESS GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND EDGEWOOD EACH DAY HE PERFORMS SERVICES AT THE ARSENAL.

A-31318, APRIL 18, 1930, 9 COMP. GEN. 453

SUBSISTENCE - PER DIEMS - TEMPORARY DUTY AT PLACE OF RESIDENCE WHERE AN EMPLOYEE RESIDES AT A PLACE OTHER THAN HIS REGULAR DUTY STATION, GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HIS PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND PLACE OF DUTY EACH DAY HE PERFORMS SERVICE AT, SAID PLACE, AN ASSIGNMENT TO TEMPORARY DUTY AT THE PLACE OF HIS RESIDENCE COULD NOT OPERATE TO PLACE HIM IN A TRAVEL STATUS SO AS TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF A PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE WHILE ON SUCH TEMPORARY DUTY.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO CAPT. F. C. BEEBEE, UNITED STATES ARMY, APRIL 18, 1930:

BY LETTER OF MARCH 24, 1930, FORWARDED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF FINANCE AND RECEIVED IN THIS OFFICE APRIL 8, 1930, YOU TRANSMITTED, WITH REQUEST FOR DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON IS AUTHORIZED, A VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF E. F. LIEBRECHT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $189.60, FOR PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE WHILE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., SERVING ON TEMPORARY DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH PATENT WAR CLAIMS FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1930 TO MARCH 6, 1930.

THE CLAIM FOR PER DIEM APPEARS TO BE BASED ON SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 17 OF JANUARY 29, 1930, ISSUED AT EDGEWOOD ARSENAL, AS FOLLOWS:

1. PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY FROM THE OFFICE, SECRETARY OF WAR, DATED AUG. 8, 1929, MR. E. F. LIEBRECHT, PATENT EXPERT, THIS STATION, WILL PROCEED FROM EDGEWOOD, MD., TO WASHINGTON, D.C., ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 31, 1930 ON TEMPORARY DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH PATENT WAR CLAIMS, AND UPON COMPLETION OF THIS DUTY WILL RETURN TO HIS PROPER STATION, EDGEWOOD ARSENAL, MD.

THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS WILL FURNISH NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION.

THE FINANCE DEPT. WILL PAY MR. LIEBRECHT A PER DIEM NOT TO EXCEED $6.00 WHILE TRAVELING AND ON SUCH DUTY UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF EXISTING REGULATIONS.

THE JOURNEY DIRECTED IS NECESSARY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND IS CHARGEABLE TO JA 2 P 5006 A 1310-O AND JA 2 P 5056 A 1310-O.

ACCORDING TO THE CERTIFICATE OF MARCH 22, 1930, ATTACHED TO THE SUBMITTED VOUCHER MR. LIEBRECHT TOOK HIS MEALS AND LODGING, DURING THE PERIOD COVERED BY THE VOUCHER, AT THE HOME OF MRS. W. C. KEEGIN AT 2828 TWENTY- SEVENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C., WHICH PLACE, IT APPEARS, MR. LIEBRECHT GAVE AS HIS HOME ADDRESS IN APRIL, 1929, AND IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT HE HAS SINCE CONTINUED TO RESIDE AT SAID ADDRESS GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND EDGEWOOD EACH DAY HE PERFORMS SERVICES AT THE ARSENAL. UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES THE ASSIGNMENT TO TEMPORARY DUTY AT WASHINGTON REQUIRED NO CHANGE IN HIS LIVING ARRANGEMENTS AND COULD NOT OPERATE TO PLACE HIM IN A TRAVEL STATUS SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE.