Opinion on Whether the Federal Oil Conservation Board May Reimburse the Traveling Expenses of Volunteer Scientific Advisors

A-41751: Apr 15, 1932

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The Federal Oil Conservation Board requested GAO's opinion as to whether it may pay the actual expenses incurred by oil technologists and scientists in traveling to and from Washington.

A request in a proper case by the head of a department or establishment of the Government for private individuals to come to Washington on public business entitles such individuals to reimbursement of actual traveling expenses when so stated in the request, provided there is an appropriation available for it.