A-72583, MARCH 26, 1936, 15 COMP. GEN. 854

A-72583: Mar 26, 1936

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OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - CIVILIAN - TRAVELING EXPENSES AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESIGNATION A CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE IS NOT ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVELING EXPENSES INCURRED IN RETURNING TO HIS FORMER HEADQUARTERS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESIGNATION. WHOSE APPOINTMENT WAS FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME NOT TO EXTEND BEYOND THE PERIOD MARCH 31. WAS ON TRAVEL STATUS WHEN HE SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION TO THE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY CONSERVATION WORK TO TAKE EFFECT AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS DECEMBER 31. HIS RESIGNATION WAS ACCEPTED TO TAKE EFFECT AS OF THE MENTIONED DATE. HE WAS ORDERED TO WASHINGTON. WITHIN THE PERIOD OF HIS EMPLOYMENT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN REIMBURSED FOR TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES FROM WASHINGTON.

A-72583, MARCH 26, 1936, 15 COMP. GEN. 854

OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - CIVILIAN - TRAVELING EXPENSES AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESIGNATION A CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE IS NOT ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVELING EXPENSES INCURRED IN RETURNING TO HIS FORMER HEADQUARTERS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESIGNATION.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY CONSERVATION WORK, MARCH 26, 1936:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 17, 1936, AS FOLLOWS:

AN EMPLOYEE OF THIS OFFICE, WHOSE APPOINTMENT WAS FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME NOT TO EXTEND BEYOND THE PERIOD MARCH 31, 1937 (THE TIME AUTHORIZED UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 31, 1933, AS EXTENDED UNDER THE ACT OF APRIL 8, 1935, PUBLIC RESOLUTION NO. 11, 74TH CONGRESS), WITH OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS AT DETROIT, MICHIGAN, WAS ON TRAVEL STATUS WHEN HE SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION TO THE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY CONSERVATION WORK TO TAKE EFFECT AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS DECEMBER 31, 1935. HIS RESIGNATION WAS ACCEPTED TO TAKE EFFECT AS OF THE MENTIONED DATE, AND HE WAS ORDERED TO WASHINGTON, D.C., ARRIVING AT WASHINGTON ON DECEMBER 20, 1935, TO PERFORM CERTAIN OFFICIAL DUTY AND REMAINED ON DUTY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., UP TO THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF HIS RESIGNATION, VIZ, DECEMBER 31, 1935.

HAD HE RETURNED TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN, HIS OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS, WITHIN THE PERIOD OF HIS EMPLOYMENT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN REIMBURSED FOR TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN. HOWEVER, IN VIEW OF YOUR DECISION OF OCTOBER 9, 1928 (8 COMP. GEN. 166), THIS OFFICE IS IN DOUBT AS TO WHETHER IT IS PROPER TO APPROVE FOR PAYMENT HIS VOUCHER FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL AND OTHER EXPENSES FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN, WHICH HE ACCOMPLISHED AFTER HIS SEPARATION FROM THE SERVICE. YOUR DECISION IS, THEREFORE, REQUESTED.

THE TRAVEL EXPENSES OF CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AFTER DISCHARGE OR EFFECTIVE DATE OF RESIGNATION, TO THEIR HOMES OR ELSEWHERE, ARE PERSONAL AND MAY NOT BE BORNE BY THE GOVERNMENT. 8 COMP. GEN. 166. AS THE EMPLOYEE HERE IN QUESTION DID NOT RETURN TO HIS FORMER HEADQUARTERS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF HIS SEPARATION FROM THE SERVICE, HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY TRAVEL EXPENSES INCIDENT TO SUCH RETURN AFTER THAT DATE.