B-127452, JUNE 5, 1956, 35 COMP. GEN. 680

B-127452: Jun 5, 1956

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TRAVELING EXPENSES - MILITARY PERSONNEL - AT TEMPORARY DUTY STATION TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES INCURRED BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES IN THE CONDUCT OF OFFICIAL BUSINESS AT TEMPORARY DUTY STATIONS MAY BE REIMBURSED IN THE SAME MANNER AS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF SUCH EXPENSES AT PERMANENT DUTY STATIONS TO THE EXTENT THAT PAYMENT IS NOT CURRENTLY PROVIDED AS INCIDENT TO THE TEMPORARY DUTY ORDERS. 1956: REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER OF MARCH 26. IF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS WERE AMENDED TO SO PROVIDE. AS AMENDED) MAY BE DIRECTED BY APPROPRIATE REGULATION OF THE HEAD OF THE EXECUTIVE AGENCY IN WHICH THEY ARE SERVING TO SECURE TRANSPORTATION NECESSARY IN CONDUCTING OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THEIR DUTY STATIONS.

B-127452, JUNE 5, 1956, 35 COMP. GEN. 680

TRAVELING EXPENSES - MILITARY PERSONNEL - AT TEMPORARY DUTY STATION TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES INCURRED BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES IN THE CONDUCT OF OFFICIAL BUSINESS AT TEMPORARY DUTY STATIONS MAY BE REIMBURSED IN THE SAME MANNER AS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF SUCH EXPENSES AT PERMANENT DUTY STATIONS TO THE EXTENT THAT PAYMENT IS NOT CURRENTLY PROVIDED AS INCIDENT TO THE TEMPORARY DUTY ORDERS.

TO THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE, JUNE 5, 1956:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER OF MARCH 26, 1956, FROM THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE ( MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL), REQUESTING DECISION AS TO WHETHER EITHER SECTION 303 (A) OF THE CAREER COMPENSATION ACT OF 1949, 63 STAT. 813, 37 U.S.C. 253A, OR SECTION 211 OF THE FEDERAL PROPERTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ACT OF 1949, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 2 (M) OF THE ACT OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1954, 68 STAT. 1126, 1129, 40 U.S.C. 491 (M), WOULD PERMIT THE REIMBURSEMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES OR THE PAYMENT OF A MONETARY ALLOWANCE IN LIEU OF TRANSPORTATION OR BOTH, FOR TRAVEL OF MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES WITHIN AND AROUND A TEMPORARY DUTY STATION, IF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS WERE AMENDED TO SO PROVIDE.

SECTION 2 (M) OF THE ACT OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1954, PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS:

MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES (AS DEFINED IN THE CAREER COMPENSATION ACT OF 1949, AS AMENDED) MAY BE DIRECTED BY APPROPRIATE REGULATION OF THE HEAD OF THE EXECUTIVE AGENCY IN WHICH THEY ARE SERVING TO SECURE TRANSPORTATION NECESSARY IN CONDUCTING OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THEIR DUTY STATIONS. EXPENSES SO INCURRED BY SUCH MEMBERS FOR TRAIN, BUS, STREETCAR, TAXICAB, FERRY, BRIDGE, AND SIMILAR FARES AND TOLLS, OR FOR THE USE OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES AT A FIXED RATE PER MILE, SHALL BE DEFRAYED BY THE AGENCY IN WHICH THEY ARE SERVING, OR THE PERSONNEL SO DIRECTED SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR SUCH EXPENSES.

THE TERM "DUTY STATIONS" AS USED IN THE QUOTED PROVISIONS OF LAW APPEARS TO BE BROAD ENOUGH TO INCLUDE TEMPORARY AS WELL AS PERMANENT DUTY STATIONS. HENCE, NO OBJECTION IS PERCEIVED TO THE PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS UNDER THIS ACT AUTHORIZING REIMBURSEMENT OF A MEMBER'S EXPENSES OF TRANSPORTATION NECESSARILY INCURRED IN CONDUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS AT A TEMPORARY DUTY STATION IN LIKE MANNER AS MAY BE PROVIDED FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF SUCH EXPENSES AT A PERMANENT DUTY STATION, TO THE EXTENT THAT REIMBURSEMENT OF SUCH EXPENSES IS NOT PRESENTLY PROVIDED FOR AS INCIDENT TO TEMPORARY DUTY ORDERS. SEE DECISION OF EVEN DATE, B 127073, 35 COMP. GEN. 677.