B-126165, JAN. 25, 1956

B-126165: Jan 25, 1956

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LIBBY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 4. SINCE YOU SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED YOUR TOUR OF DUTY OVERSEAS YOU WILL BE ALLOWED THE AMOUNT CLAIMED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF YOURSELF FROM HAWAII TO WASHINGTON. WE ARE WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO ALLOW THE COST OF THEIR TRANSPORTATION AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE.

B-126165, JAN. 25, 1956

TO MR. VERNON L. LIBBY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 4, 1956, WITH ENCLOSURES, TRANSMITTING A CANCELLED CHECK, DATED NOVEMBER 4, 1953, ISSUED TO THE ORDER OF PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS IN THE AMOUNT OF $484.15. YOU STATE THAT THE CHECK REPRESENTS THE COST OF A ROUND-TRIP TICKET FROM HAWAII TO WASHINGTON, D.C., INCURRED BY YOU, IN NOVEMBER 1953, AFTER THE TERMINATION OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT IN HAWAII WITH THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND YOU CLAIM ONE-HALF OF THE AMOUNT OF THE CHECK, OR $242.07 AS REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE EXPENSE OF YOUR TRANSPORTATION TO THE UNITED STATES.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOU TRANSFERRED FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., TO HAWAII IN OCTOBER 1949, AND WORKED CONTINUOUSLY WITH THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, UNTIL NOVEMBER 13, 1953, AT WHICH TIME YOU RESIGNED. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF YOUR RESIGNATION YOU RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE.

SINCE YOU SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED YOUR TOUR OF DUTY OVERSEAS YOU WILL BE ALLOWED THE AMOUNT CLAIMED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF YOURSELF FROM HAWAII TO WASHINGTON, D.C., IN NOVEMBER 1953.

IN REGARD TO YOUR QUESTION CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION OF YOUR DEPENDENTS FROM HAWAII TO WASHINGTON, D.C., IT MUST BE SAID THAT SINCE THEY DID NOT PERFORM THE TRAVEL WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT PRESCRIBED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9805, AS AMENDED, WE ARE WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO ALLOW THE COST OF THEIR TRANSPORTATION AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE.

OUR CLAIMS DIVISION IS BEING INSTRUCTED TODAY TO ISSUE A SETTLEMENT IN YOUR FAVOR ON THE BASIS ..END :