NOAA--Reimbursing Mileage for Commuting Expenses for On-Call Emergencies
B-307918, Dec 20, 2006
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may not use its appropriations to reimburse employees for the mileage traveled between their residences and the agency's warehouse when performing after-hours, on-call emergency services on behalf of the government because 31 U.S.C. sect. 1344(a)(1) specifically prohibits using appropriated funds to provide government employees with transportation between their homes and places of employment, unless otherwise authorized by law.