National Transportation Safety Board--Insurance for Employees Traveling on Official Business
B-309715, Sep 25, 2007
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) improperly used its appropriated funds to purchase accident insurance for its employees on official travel. NTSB does not have an appropriation specifically available for such a purpose, and the expenditures cannot be justified as a necessary expense. Because NTSB has no appropriation available to purchase accident insurance, the payments NTSB made constitute violations of the Antideficiency Act. NTSB must report the violations to the President and Congress, with a copy of the report to the Comptroller General.