B-121877, DEC 30, 1954

B-121877: Dec 30, 1954

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8232D AU: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 21. THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOU WERE MARRIED ON DECEMBER 1. THAT YOU WERE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES BY PARAGRAPH 16. BY THE SETTLEMENT MENTIONED ABOVE YOU WERE ALLOWED $42.84 REPRESENTING REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL FROM FRANKFURT TO BREMERHAVEN. REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE OCEAN TRAVEL WAS DENIED FOR THE REASON THAT GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION WAS AVAILABLE FROM BREMERHAVEN. YOU CONTEND THAT SUCH TRANSPORTATION WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR YOUR WIFE'S TRAVEL FOR THE REASON THAT ORDERS AUTHORIZING HER TRAVEL HAD NOT BEEN ISSUED. PROVIDES (PARAGRAPH 7002- 16) THAT THE TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS TO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES WILL NOT BE OTHER THAN BY GOVERNMENT VESSEL IF AVAILABLE.

B-121877, DEC 30, 1954

PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE

MOSES DAVIS, SERGEANT, RA36399998, HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT TSU, 8232D AU:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 21, 1954, REQUESTING REVIEW OF THAT PART OF THE SETTLEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1954, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR YOUR WIFE'S TRAVEL FROM LEHAVRE, FRANCE, TO NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOU WERE MARRIED ON DECEMBER 1, 1951, IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY, WHILE STATIONED THERE; THAT ON JANUARY 11, 1952, YOU APPLIED FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR WIFE TO THE UNITED STATES; THAT YOU WERE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES BY PARAGRAPH 16, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 12, DATED JANUARY 29, 1952; THAT YOUR WIFE RECEIVED HER VISA PERMIT IN THE LATTER PART OF FEBRUARY 1952 AND TRAVELED TO THE UNITED STATES FROM LEHAVRE, FRANCE, ABOARD A COMMERCIAL VESSEL, MARCH 13 TO 20, 1952. BY THE SETTLEMENT MENTIONED ABOVE YOU WERE ALLOWED $42.84 REPRESENTING REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL FROM FRANKFURT TO BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY, AND FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK, TO FORT LEE, VIRGINIA. REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE OCEAN TRAVEL WAS DENIED FOR THE REASON THAT GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION WAS AVAILABLE FROM BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY, TO NEW YORK, NEW YORK. YOU CONTEND THAT SUCH TRANSPORTATION WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR YOUR WIFE'S TRAVEL FOR THE REASON THAT ORDERS AUTHORIZING HER TRAVEL HAD NOT BEEN ISSUED.

JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 303(C) OF THE CAREER COMPENSATION ACT OF 1949, 63 STAT. 814, PROVIDES (PARAGRAPH 7002- 16) THAT THE TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS TO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES WILL NOT BE OTHER THAN BY GOVERNMENT VESSEL IF AVAILABLE. IN THE PRESENT CASE, THE CHIEF OF TRANSPORTATION HAS REPORTED THAT GOVERNMENT VESSELS DEPARTED BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY, FOR NEW YORK, NEW YORK, ON VARIOUS DATES DURING THE PERIOD MARCH 17 TO APRIL 13, 1952, AND THAT HAD YOUR WIFE AWAITED ORDERS, GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION WOULD HAVE BEEN PROVIDED FOR HER. IN VIEW OF THAT REPORT THERE IS NO BASIS FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR HER OCEAN TRAVEL, AND THE SETTLEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1954, IS SUSTAINED.