B-132172, OCT. 3, 1957

B-132172: Oct 3, 1957

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YOU WERE ALLOWED CREDIT FOR PER DIEM AND OTHER TRAVEL EXPENSES AND WERE CERTIFIED TO BE INDEBTED TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $72.90 REPRESENTING EXCESS COST OF TRAVEL EXPENSE. THE RECORDS SHOW THAT YOU WERE SEPARATED DUE TO A REDUCTION IN FORCE FROM YOUR OVERSEAS POSITION IN PARIS. YOU WERE AUTHORIZED TO TRAVEL FROM PARIS TO SWAMPSCOTT FOR SEPARATION. IN AUDITING THE TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT VOUCHER THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE DETERMINED THAT YOU WERE ONLY ENTITLED TO "CABIN CLASS" FARE ABOARD THE S.S. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT YOU WERE INDEBTED TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $72.90 COMPUTED AS FOLLOWS: CHART FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION ON THE S.S. AN ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT WAS REQUESTED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

B-132172, OCT. 3, 1957

TO MISS HELEN E. WELCH:

WE REFER TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 14, 1957, REQUESTING RECONSIDERATION OF OUR OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED MAY 6, 1957, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR RECLAIM OF $143 WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR TRAVEL VOUCHER COVERING TRAVEL FROM PARIS, FRANCE, TO SWAMPSCOTT, MASSACHUSETTS. YOU WERE ALLOWED CREDIT FOR PER DIEM AND OTHER TRAVEL EXPENSES AND WERE CERTIFIED TO BE INDEBTED TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $72.90 REPRESENTING EXCESS COST OF TRAVEL EXPENSE.

THE RECORDS SHOW THAT YOU WERE SEPARATED DUE TO A REDUCTION IN FORCE FROM YOUR OVERSEAS POSITION IN PARIS, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 22, 1953. BY TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION NO. 4-22785, DATED AUGUST 19, 1953, YOU WERE AUTHORIZED TO TRAVEL FROM PARIS TO SWAMPSCOTT FOR SEPARATION. YOU OBTAINED FIRST CLASS PASSAGE ON THE S.S. UNITED STATES, LEAVING LE HAVRE, FRANCE, ON OCTOBER 24, 1953, FOR WHICH THE GOVERNMENT PAID $370.42. IN AUDITING THE TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT VOUCHER THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE DETERMINED THAT YOU WERE ONLY ENTITLED TO "CABIN CLASS" FARE ABOARD THE S.S. UNITED STATES LEAVING LE HAVRE ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1953, AND ARRIVING IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK, ON SEPTEMBER 28, 1953. SINCE YOU DELAYED YOUR DEPARTURE FOR PERSONAL REASONS, AND THE EXCESS COSTS RESULTING THEREFROM HAVING BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY DISAPPROVED, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT YOU WERE INDEBTED TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $72.90 COMPUTED AS FOLLOWS:

CHART

FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION ON THE S.S. UNITED STATES

PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT $370.42

CABIN CLASS FARE ON THE SAME SHIP $227.50

PORT TAX 8.00

PER DIEM AND OTHER EXPENSES, AS

CLAIMED 62.02 297.52

DUE THE UNITED STATES $ 72.90

IN VIEW OF THE CONTENTS OF YOUR LETTER OF MAY 14, 1957, AN ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT WAS REQUESTED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. THE REPORT HAS NOW BEEN RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE AND SINCE IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT "CABIN- CLASS" ACCOMMODATIONS WERE NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE DATE OF YOUR SEPARATION AND THE DATE YOU COMMENCED TRAVEL, YOU APPEAR TO BE ENTITLED TO TRAVELING EXPENSES, COMPUTED AS FOLLOWS:

CHART

FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION ON THE S.S.

UNITED STATES PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT $370.42

PER DIEM AND OTHER EXPENSES,

AS CLAIMED 62.02

TOTAL $432.44

SINCE WE HAVE PAID THE $370.42 TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY COVERING YOUR TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES IN RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES FROM YOUR OVERSEAS POSITION, THERE IS DUE YOU THE SUM OTHERWISE ALLOWABLE FOR PER DIEM AND OTHER EXPENSES.

ACCORDINGLY, A SETTLEMENT FOR THE AMOUNT OF $62.02, IF OTHERWISE PROPER, WILL ISSUE IN YOUR FAVOR IN DUE COURSE.