B-131874, AUG. 1, 1957

B-131874: Aug 1, 1957

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USNR: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 2. YOU WERE ORDERED TO PROCEED ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 23. THIS TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY WAS FOR A PERIOD OF ABOUT 14 DAYS TO DISCUSS MAINTENANCE USAGE DATE REPORTING PROBLEMS. WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 17 MILES FROM SAN FRANCISCO. OR TO SHORT TRIPS WITHIN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THE DUTY STATION ARE NOT PAYABLE. SINCE IT APPEARS THAT YOUR STOPPING AT A HOTEL JUST SHORT OF YOUR DESTINATION WAS A MATTER OF PERSONAL CONVENIENCE. REIMBURSEMENT OF THE ATTENDANT TAXICAB FARE INCURRED BY YOU WITHIN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF NAVAL AIR STATION AT ALAMEDA IS NOT A REIMBURSABLE EXPENSE WITHIN THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR THE ALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM.

B-131874, AUG. 1, 1957

TO LIEUTENANT CHARLES LANG, JR., USNR:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 2, 1957, REQUESTING REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT OF FEBRUARY 28, 1957, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR TAXICAB FARE FROM YOUR HOTEL IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, TO THE NAVAL AIR STATION, ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA, ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1956.

UNDER ORDERS DATED SEPTEMBER 20, 1956, ISSUED BY THE NAVAL AVIATION SUPPLY DEPOT, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, YOU WERE ORDERED TO PROCEED ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 23, 1956, TO THE FOLLOWING INSTALLATIONS IN CALIFORNIA: NAVAL AIR STATION, ALAMEDA; NAVAL AIR STATION, MOFFETT FIELD; NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND, SAN DIEGO; NAVAL AUXILIARY AIR STATION, MIRAMAR; NAVAL AUXILIARY AIR STATION, BROWN FIELD; NAVAL AUXILIARY AIR STATION, REAM FIELD, AND THE MARINE CORPS AIR STATION EL TORO, SANTA ANA. THIS TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY WAS FOR A PERIOD OF ABOUT 14 DAYS TO DISCUSS MAINTENANCE USAGE DATE REPORTING PROBLEMS. THE RECORD SHOWS THAT ON SEPTEMBER 23, 1956, AFTER ARRIVING AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIR TERMINAL AT 10:45 P.M. YOU TOOK A TAXICAB TO A HOTEL IN SAN FRANCISCO, INSTEAD OF PROCEEDING IMMEDIATELY TO THE NAVAL AIR STATION, ALAMEDA, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 17 MILES FROM SAN FRANCISCO. THE FOLLOWING MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, YOU TOOK A TAXICAB FROM YOUR HOTEL TO THE NAVAL AIR STATION. IN YOUR PRESENT LETTER YOU STATE THAT YOU CONSIDERED IT QUITE REASONABLE TO STOP AT THE FIRST POSSIBLE MOMENT FOR A NIGHT'S SLEEP, AND TO CONTINUE ON TO YOUR DUTY STATION IN THE MORNING. THIS YOU DID, BY YOUR OWN CHOICE, AND UTILIZED A TAXICAB THE NEXT MORNING TO CARRY YOU TO THE NAVAL AIR STATION, ALAMEDA, FOR WHICH YOU SEEK $6 REIMBURSEMENT.

PARAGRAPH 6450, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, PROVIDES THAT EXPENSES INCURRED AT THE DUTY STATION, INCIDENT TO TRAVEL TO AND FROM HOME, AND PLACE OF DUTY, OR TO SHORT TRIPS WITHIN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THE DUTY STATION ARE NOT PAYABLE. SINCE IT APPEARS THAT YOUR STOPPING AT A HOTEL JUST SHORT OF YOUR DESTINATION WAS A MATTER OF PERSONAL CONVENIENCE, AND NOT A NECESSARY INCIDENT OF YOUR TRAVEL STATUS, REIMBURSEMENT OF THE ATTENDANT TAXICAB FARE INCURRED BY YOU WITHIN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF NAVAL AIR STATION AT ALAMEDA IS NOT A REIMBURSABLE EXPENSE WITHIN THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. ACCORDINGLY, THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR THE ALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM.