B-106632, DECEMBER 11, 1951, 31 COMP. GEN. 206

B-106632: Dec 11, 1951

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1951: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 19. IT IS THE VIEW OF THIS OFFICE THAT THE LAY-OVER ON SUNDAY. WHICH PARAGRAPH IS TO BE CONSIDERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE "PRUDENT PERSON" PROVISION OF PARAGRAPH 1 OF THE SAID TRAVEL REGULATIONS. THE VOUCHER IS RETURNED HEREWITH AND MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT.

B-106632, DECEMBER 11, 1951, 31 COMP. GEN. 206

SUBSISTENCE - PER DIEMS - LAY-OVERS ON SUNDAYS - TRAVEL BY GOVERNMENT VEHICLE THE LAY-OVER ON A SUNDAY BY AN EMPLOYEE WHILE TRAVELING BY GOVERNMENT AUTOMOBILE, UNDER ORDERS DIRECTING TRAVEL FOR OFFICIAL PURPOSES INCLUDING DELIVERY OF THE AUTOMOBILE, NEED NOT BE CONSIDERED AS AN INTERRUPTION OF TRAVEL FOR THE TRAVELER'S PERSONAL CONVENIENCE WITHIN THE MEANING OF PARAGRAPH 49 OF THE STANDARDIZED GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, AND THEREFORE, THE EMPLOYEE MAY BE PAID PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE FOR THAT DAY.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL WARREN TO H. H. LOVELACE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DECEMBER 11, 1951:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 19, 1951 ( FINANCE 55854 (509), REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU MAY CERTIFY FOR PAYMENT A RECLAIM VOUCHER THEREWITH TRANSMITTED PROPOSING PAYMENT TO ISAIAH P. MCCOY IN THE AMOUNT OF $9, REPRESENTING PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE SUSPENDED FROM A PRIOR TRAVEL VOUCHER SUBMITTED BY HIM ON WHICH HE CLAIMED TWO AND THREE- FOURTHS DAYS PER DIEM FOR THE PERIOD 12:01 A.M., JULY 1, TO 2:30 P.M. JULY 3, 1951. THE PER DIEM SUSPENDED FROM THAT VOUCHER COVERED THAT CLAIMED FOR JULY 1, SUNDAY, ON WHICH DAY THE CLAIMANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WHILE EN ROUTE TO NOYES, MINNESOTA, BY GOVERNMENT AUTOMOBILE HE "LAIDOVER TWENTY- FOUR HOURS.' THE TRAVEL ORDER IN THIS CASE AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TRAVEL FROM NOYES, MINNESOTA, TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, AND RETURN, FOR THE PURPOSE " PERSONNEL AND ROUTINE SUPERVISORY PROBLEMS AND DELIVER NEW AUTOMOBILE TO O.S.'

IT IS THE VIEW OF THIS OFFICE THAT THE LAY-OVER ON SUNDAY, JULY 1, NEED NOT BE CONSIDERED AS AN INTERRUPTION OF TRAVEL FOR THE TRAVELER'S PERSONAL CONVENIENCE WITHIN THE MEANING OF PARAGRAPH 49 OF THE STANDARDIZED GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, WHICH PARAGRAPH IS TO BE CONSIDERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE "PRUDENT PERSON" PROVISION OF PARAGRAPH 1 OF THE SAID TRAVEL REGULATIONS. CF. B-92758, MAY 2, 1950.

THE VOUCHER IS RETURNED HEREWITH AND MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.