Customs and Border Protection--Relocation Expenses
B-306748, Jul 6, 2006
Customs and Border Protection's Salaries and Expenses appropriations are available to pay for relocation expenses that agency employees incur to relocate their primary residences from Canada and Mexico to the United States in order to comply with a new agency requirement that Customs employees assigned to duty stations in the United States maintain their primary residence in the United States. Customs has determined that U.S. residency enables its border workforce to better carry out its mission. Accordingly, GAO does not object to Customs using its appropriations to pay relocation costs if Customs chooses to do so.