B-136964, SEP 11, 1958

B-136964: Sep 11, 1958

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USN: REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED JULY 15. CLAIMING REIMBURSEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $14 ALLEGED BY YOU TO HAVE BEEN EXPENDED FOR PRIVATE QUARTERS ON APRIL 5. WAS DISALLOWED FOR THE REASON THAT THE MODIFYING ORDERS OF APRIL 29. WERE WITHOUT EFFECT TO MODIFY BASIC ORDERS DIRECTING GROUP TRAVEL. THERE WAS ENCLOSED WITH YOUR PRESENT VOUCHER. YOU ALSO CERTIFY THAT RECEIPTS SUBSTANTIATING SUCH EXPENDITURES WERE SUBMITTED WITH THE CLAIM DISALLOWED BY THE SETTLEMENT DATED AUGUST 14. THAT SUCH RECEIPTS WERE NOT RETURNED WITH THE SETTLEMENT. THE RECEIPTS TO WHICH YOU REFER ARE NOT IN OUR FILES AND APPARENTLY WERE NOT FORWARDED TO US BY THE NAVY REGIONAL ACCOUNTS OFFICE. PARAGRAPH 4101-2 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS PROVIDES THAT IN THE EVENT SHELTERING FACILITIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE EN ROUTE OR AT TEMPORARY DUTY POINTS ON DAYS OF ARRIVAL AT OR DEPARTURE THEREFROM.

B-136964, SEP 11, 1958

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LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JOHN "X" MILLER, JR., USN:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED JULY 15, 1958, FROM THE UNITED STATES NAVY REGIONAL ACCOUNTS OFFICE, WASHINGTON 25, D. C., FORWARDING HERE YOUR TRAVEL VOUCHER, AND ENCLOSURES, CLAIMING REIMBURSEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $14 ALLEGED BY YOU TO HAVE BEEN EXPENDED FOR PRIVATE QUARTERS ON APRIL 5, 6, AND 7, 1957, WHILE TRAVELING UNDER TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY GROUP TRAVEL ORDERS DATED APRIL 4, 1957, UNITED STATES NAVAL AIR STATION, PORT LYSUTSY, MOROCCO, AS MODIFIED BY ORDERS DATED APRIL 29, 1957, THE SAME STATION, DELETING ALL REFERENCE TO THE TRAVEL AS GROUP TRAVEL.

BY OUR SETTLEMENT OF AUGUST 14, 1957, YOUR CLAIM FOR PER DIEM UNDER THE SAME ORDERS FOR TRAVEL PERFORMED FROM APRIL 5 THROUGH 8, 1957, WAS DISALLOWED FOR THE REASON THAT THE MODIFYING ORDERS OF APRIL 29, 1957, WERE WITHOUT EFFECT TO MODIFY BASIC ORDERS DIRECTING GROUP TRAVEL. THERE WAS ENCLOSED WITH YOUR PRESENT VOUCHER, CLAIMING REIMBURSEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $14, AN ITINERARY FOR THIS TRAVEL ON THE REVERSE OF WHICH YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU PROCURED QUARTERS ON APRIL 5, 6, AND 7, 1957, AT ROME, ITALY, RHAIN MAIN, GERMANY, AND NAPLES, ITALY, AT A COST OF APPROXIMATELY $7, $2, AND $5, RESPECTIVELY. YOU ALSO CERTIFY THAT RECEIPTS SUBSTANTIATING SUCH EXPENDITURES WERE SUBMITTED WITH THE CLAIM DISALLOWED BY THE SETTLEMENT DATED AUGUST 14, 1957, BUT THAT SUCH RECEIPTS WERE NOT RETURNED WITH THE SETTLEMENT. THE RECEIPTS TO WHICH YOU REFER ARE NOT IN OUR FILES AND APPARENTLY WERE NOT FORWARDED TO US BY THE NAVY REGIONAL ACCOUNTS OFFICE.

PARAGRAPH 4101-2 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS PROVIDES THAT IN THE EVENT SHELTERING FACILITIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE EN ROUTE OR AT TEMPORARY DUTY POINTS ON DAYS OF ARRIVAL AT OR DEPARTURE THEREFROM, OR AT POINTS OF DELAY, FOR MEMBERS PERFORMING GROUP TRAVEL THEY WILL BE ENTITLED TO A PER DIEM ALLOWANCE AS AUTHORIZED IN PARAGRAPH 4205-3, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. PARAGRAPH 4205-3 PROVIDES THAT WHERE MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO PROCURE QUARTERS WHILE TRAVELING UNDER THE CONDITIONS OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 4101-2 THEY WILL BE ENTITLED TO ACTUAL EXPENSES FOR QUARTERS NOT IN EXCESS OF $7.50, "PROVIDED THAT A RECEIPT SUBSTANTIATING SUCH EXPENDITURE FOR QUARTERS IS FILED IN SUPPORT OF THE CLAIM." IN THE ABSENCE OF RECEIPTS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE REGULATIONS THERE IS NO BASIS FOR THE ALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM.