State Department - Rest and Recuperation Travel
B-302728, Oct 1, 2004
A State Department certifying officer located in the United States Embassy, Kiev, Ukraine, may certify payment of a Foreign Service employee's travel expenses to attend the funeral of a close family member, based on the department's authority to grant "rest and recuperation" travel under the Foreign Service Act of 1980, Pub. L. No. 96-465, codified in 22 U.S.C. ch. 52.