B-216758, B-133044, MAR 11, 1985

B-133044,B-216758: Mar 11, 1985

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B-216758, B-133044, MAR 11, 1985

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THE HONORABLE HARRY N. WALTERS ADMINISTRATOR OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

DEAR MR. WALTERS:

THIS REPLIES TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 4, 1984, WITH ENCLOSURES, IN WHICH YOU REQUEST OUR REVIEW AND COMMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPORT ON BENEFICIARY TRAVEL ALLOWANCES WHICH YOU MADE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 38 U.S.C. SEC. 111(E) (1982). THAT PROVISION REQUIRES YOU, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL AND OTHERS, TO CONDUCT PERIODIC INVESTIGATIONS OF THE ACTUAL COST OF TRAVEL (INCLUDING LODGING AND SUBSISTENCE) TO BENEFICIARIES WHILE TRAVELING TO OR FROM A VETERANS ADMINISTRATION FACILITY OR OTHER PLACE.

THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION STUDIES OF THE COST OF OPERATING PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES WHICH YOU ENCLOSED WITH YOUR REQUEST APPEAR TO CONTAIN ADEQUATE INFORMATION ON WHICH TO PREDICATE A DETERMINATION OF THE COSTS INVOLVED IN VETERANS' TRAVEL BY THAT MEANS.

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