A-53385, JULY 18, 1934, 14 COMP. GEN. 55

A-53385: Jul 18, 1934

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A FLAT PER DIEM OF $5 WAS AUTHORIZED AND PAID WHILE ON SUCH TEMPORARY DUTY AS PRESCRIBED IN THE ORDER. THE TRANSPORTATION AT PUBLIC EXPENSE OF THE OFFICER'S DEPENDENTS TO SUCH STATION IS NOT AUTHORIZED. 1934: THERE IS FOR CONSIDERATION THE MATTER OF THE REFUND CLAIM ADDRESSED MARCH 7. IT APPEARS THAT LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE) WEAVER WAS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 6131-A. IS AS FOLLOWS: 1. WILL PROCEED WITHOUT DELAY TO THE STATION INDICATED AFTER HIS NAME. IT HAVING BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY DETERMINED THAT PAYMENT AT SUCH RATE IS MORE ECONOMICAL AND ADVANTAGEOUS TO THE UNITED STATES. EACH OFFICER WILL BE ALLOWED A FLAT PER DIEM OF FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) WHILE TRAVELING AND WHILE ON TEMPORARY DUTY FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED THIRTY (30) DAYS.

A-53385, JULY 18, 1934, 14 COMP. GEN. 55

TRANSPORTATION - DEPENDENTS - NAVY MEDICAL OFFICER WHERE THE WAR DEPARTMENT ORDERS ASSIGNING A NAVY MEDICAL OFFICER ATTACHED TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT FOR DUTY WITH THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS, DESCRIBED SUCH DUTY AS TEMPORARY, AND A FLAT PER DIEM OF $5 WAS AUTHORIZED AND PAID WHILE ON SUCH TEMPORARY DUTY AS PRESCRIBED IN THE ORDER, THE TRANSPORTATION AT PUBLIC EXPENSE OF THE OFFICER'S DEPENDENTS TO SUCH STATION IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

DECISION BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL JULY 18, 1934:

THERE IS FOR CONSIDERATION THE MATTER OF THE REFUND CLAIM ADDRESSED MARCH 7, 1934, TO THE FINANCE OFFICER, UNITED STATES ARMY, WASHINGTON, D.C., REQUESTING COLLECTION FROM LT./JR.GR.) HAROLD L. WEAVER, MEDICAL CORPS, UNITED STATES NAVY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $15.23, FOR TRANSPORTATION FURNISHED HIS WIFE, ALICE M. WEAVER, ON GOVERNMENT REQUEST NO. W.Q. 98135, ISSUED JULY 5, 1933, FOR FIRST-CLASS TRANSPORTATION FROM SAN DIEGO, CALIF., TO FORT LEWIS, WASH., AND USED FROM SAN DIEGO TO FRESNO, CALIF., THE CLAIM OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILROAD CO. FOR FURNISHING SUCH TRANSPORTATION HAVING BEEN ALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT NO. T-92715, DATED MARCH 16, 1934.

IT APPEARS THAT LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE) WEAVER WAS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 6131-A, DATED MAY 13, 1933, ATTACHED TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT FOR DUTY WITH THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS, AND SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 87, HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS AREA, DATED MAY 17, 1933, ASSIGNING HIM TO DUTY, IS AS FOLLOWS:

1. EACH OF THE FOLLOWING-NAMED LIEUTENANTS (J.G.), MEDICAL CORPS, UNITED STATES NAVY, NOW AT THE STATION INDICATED, HAVING BEEN ATTACHED TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY FOR DUTY WITH THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS, AND HAVING REPORTED BY WIRE TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR FOR ASSIGNMENT, WILL PROCEED WITHOUT DELAY TO THE STATION INDICATED AFTER HIS NAME, REPORTING UPON ARRIVAL TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER FOR TEMPORARY DUTY WITH THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS THEREAT:

NAVAL TRAINING STATION, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

NAME ASSIGNED TO

* * * * * * * HAROLD L. WEAVER ------------------------------ FORT LEWIS, WASHINGTON.

EACH OFFICER MAY APPLY TO THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS FOR THE NECESSARY RAIL AND PULLMAN TRANSPORTATION OR MAY TRAVEL BY HIS OWN AUTOMOBILE AND BE REIMBURSED THEREFOR AT THE RATE OF THREE CENTS PER MILE FOR THE OFFICIAL DISTANCE, IT HAVING BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY DETERMINED THAT PAYMENT AT SUCH RATE IS MORE ECONOMICAL AND ADVANTAGEOUS TO THE UNITED STATES. EACH OFFICER WILL BE ALLOWED A FLAT PER DIEM OF FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) WHILE TRAVELING AND WHILE ON TEMPORARY DUTY FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED THIRTY (30) DAYS. THE TRAVEL DIRECTED IS NECESSARY IN THE MILITARY SERVICE. (FD 509 P 1-00622, 1-0630 A 8815-N.) IN ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN RADIOGRAM FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT DATED MAY 15, 1933, EACH OFFICER WILL BE PLACED ON THE PAY ROLLS OF THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS UPON DEPARTURE FROM HIS NAVAL POST OF DUTY.

HIS ORDERS DESCRIBED HIS DUTY AS TEMPORARY, AND A FLAT PER DIEM OF $5 WAS AUTHORIZED AND PAID WHILE ON SUCH TEMPORARY DUTY AS PROVIDED IN THE ORDER. TRANSPORTATION AT PUBLIC EXPENSE FOR AN OFFICER'S DEPENDENTS IS AUTHORIZED UNDER THE ACT OF MAY 18, 1920, 41 STAT. 603, ONLY ON A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION. SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 114, DATED JUNE 13, 1933, MERELY CHANGED THE PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY BUT DID NOT ASSIGN THE OFFICER PERMANENTLY AT FORT LEWIS, AND HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO BE FURNISHED TRANSPORTATION ON GOVERNMENT REQUEST FOR HIS DEPENDENT. HIS DUTY CANNOT BE TEMPORARY FOR THE PAYMENT OF PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE AS DESCRIBED IN HIS ORDERS AND ALSO PERMANENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS.

REFERENCE IS MADE TO A COPY SUBMITTED OF A RADIOGRAM DATED JUNE 12, 1933, FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL FIRST CORPS AREA, ARMY BASE, BOSTON 9, MASS. (COPY FURNISHED OTHER CORPS AREA COMMANDERS), DIRECTING THAT THE FIRST STATION ASSIGNED NAVY MEDICAL OFFICERS ARE THEIR PERMANENT STATIONS. THIS DETERMINATION WAS PUBLISHED NEARLY A MONTH AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF THE ORDER TO THE OFFICER IN HIS CASE AND CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AS AUTHORITY TO FURNISH TRANSPORTATION AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE FOR THE DEPENDENTS OF LIEUTENANT (JR.GR.) WEAVER UNLESS HE SHALL REFUND THE PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE PAID HIM WHILE ON DUTY AT FORT LEWIS, WASH. THE SUM OF $15.23 IS PROPERLY FOR COLLECTION FROM THE OFFICER, AS WELL AS THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION STATED TO HAVE BEEN FURNISHED THE DEPENDENTS OF THIS OFFICER FROM FRESNO TO FORT LEWIS, THE ACCOUNTS FOR WHICH HAVE NOT YET BEEN RECEIVED IN THIS OFFICE.