B-13745, DECEMBER 12, 1940, 20 COMP. GEN. 312

B-13745: Dec 12, 1940

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TRANSPORTATION - DEPENDENTS - INCOMPLETE TRAVEL TO NEW STATION PAYMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE COMMERCIAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE DEPENDENTS OF AN ARMY WARRANT OFFICER TO AN INTERMEDIATE POINT. 1940: THERE IS FOR CONSIDERATION YOUR REQUEST OF NOVEMBER 18. FOR DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO PAY WARRANT OFFICER CHARLES F. AT WHICH PLACE IT IS STATED TRAVEL WAS INTERRUPTED BY ILLNESS OF THE OFFICER. THE OFFICER STATES HE WAS RELIEVED FROM DUTY AT FORT SAM HOUSTON MAY 3. - * * * THE PRESIDENT MAY AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT IN MONEY OF AMOUNTS EQUAL TO SUCH COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION COSTS WHEN SUCH TRAVEL SHALL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. * * * WALTER REED GENERAL HOSPITAL TO WHICH THIS OFFICER WAS ADMITTED FROM LEAVE DID NOT BECOME HIS NEW PERMANENT STATION.

B-13745, DECEMBER 12, 1940, 20 COMP. GEN. 312

TRANSPORTATION - DEPENDENTS - INCOMPLETE TRAVEL TO NEW STATION PAYMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE COMMERCIAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE DEPENDENTS OF AN ARMY WARRANT OFFICER TO AN INTERMEDIATE POINT, IN THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF AN ASSIGNED NEW STATION, TO WHICH THE OFFICER TRAVELED WHILE ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND AT WHICH POINT ILLNESS PREVENTED HIS CONTINUING TO THE NEW STATION AND NECESSITATED HIS REMOVAL TO A GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL, SINCE THE APPLICABLE STATUTE AUTHORIZES TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS ONLY ON PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AND THE TRAVEL TO SUCH STATION HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED.

ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO LT. COL. W. M. DIXON, UNITED STATES ARMY, DECEMBER 12, 1940:

THERE IS FOR CONSIDERATION YOUR REQUEST OF NOVEMBER 18, 1940, FOR DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO PAY WARRANT OFFICER CHARLES F. SLOSSON, JR., THE AMOUNT OF $131.26, COVERING THE COMMERCIAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION OF HIS DEPENDENTS FROM FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEX., TO WILLISTON, .C., AT WHICH PLACE IT IS STATED TRAVEL WAS INTERRUPTED BY ILLNESS OF THE OFFICER.

PARAGRAPH 37, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 77, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED APRIL 1, 1940, RELIEVED WARRANT OFFICER SLOSSON FROM HIS PRESENT ASSIGNMENT AND DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS, EIGHTH CORPS AREA, FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEX. EFFECTIVE AT SUCH TIME AS WOULD ENABLE HIM TO PROCEED TO CHARLESTON, S.C., AND SAIL ON THE TRANSPORT SCHEDULED TO SAIL FROM THAT PORT MAY 24, 1940, FOR THE PANAMA CANAL DEPARTMENT, AND UPON ARRIVAL TO REPORT TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL FOR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY WITH THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. PARAGRAPH 16, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 94, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED APRIL 20, 1940, AMENDED THE CITED ORDERS NO. 77 SO AS TO DIRECT THIS OFFICER TO SAIL ON THE TRANSPORT SCHEDULED TO LEAVE CHARLESTON ON OR ABOUT JULY 25, 1940. PARAGRAPH 1, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 73, HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH CORPS AREA, DATED APRIL 23, 1940, GRANTED THIS OFFICER LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR 2 MONTHS AND 18 DAYS, EFFECTIVE ON OR ABOUT MAY 1, 1940. THE OFFICER STATES HE WAS RELIEVED FROM DUTY AT FORT SAM HOUSTON MAY 3, 1940, AND THAT HIS DEPENDENTS PERFORMED TRAVEL FROM THAT STATION TO WILLISTON, S.C., JUNE 18 TO 23, 1940. PARAGRAPH 62, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 162, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED JULY 11, 1940, FURTHER AMENDED HIS ORDERS SO AS TO DIRECT HIM TO SAIL ON THE TRANSPORT SCHEDULED TO LEAVE CHARLESTON ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 21, 1940. PARAGRAPH 3, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 203, HEADQUARTERS FORT JACKSON, S.C., DATED OCTOBER 9, 1940, DIRECTED AN OFFICER AND ENLISTED MAN OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT TO PROCEED FROM THAT STATION TO WILLISTON, S.C., AND THENCE TO AUGUSTA, GA., BY PRIVATELY OWNED AMBULANCE, WITHOUT EXPENSE TO THE GOVERNMENT, THENCE TO WASHINGTON, D.C., BY RAIL, AS ATTENDANTS TO WARRANT OFFICER SLOSSON, REPORTING THE OFFICER UPON ARRIVAL TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL, WALTER REED GENERAL HOSPITAL. HE STATES HE EXPECTS TO REMAIN IN THIS HOSPITAL FOR AT LEAST 8 MONTHS AND THEN BE RETIRED.

SECTION 12 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 631, PROVIDED THAT IN LIEU OF THE TRANSPORTATION IN KIND AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 12 OF THE ACT OF MAY 18, 1920, 41 STAT. 604---

* * * THE PRESIDENT MAY AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT IN MONEY OF AMOUNTS EQUAL TO SUCH COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION COSTS WHEN SUCH TRAVEL SHALL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. * * *

WALTER REED GENERAL HOSPITAL TO WHICH THIS OFFICER WAS ADMITTED FROM LEAVE DID NOT BECOME HIS NEW PERMANENT STATION, 4 COMP. GEN. 653, AND PAYMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR DEPENDENTS TO A POINT TO WHICH THEY TRAVELED WHILE THE OFFICER WAS ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND TRAVELING IN THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF HIS ASSIGNED NEW STATION. 2 COMP. GEN. 638, AND SEE 17 COMP. GEN. 133. THE STATUTE AUTHORIZES TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS ONLY ON PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION, AND AS TRAVEL HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED TO THE PERMANENT STATION ASSIGNED, NO PAYMENT FOR TRAVEL OF DEPENDENTS IS DUE OR PAYABLE.

YOU ARE ADVISED PAYMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED ON THE VOUCHERS WHICH WILL BE RETAINED HERE.