B-144699, JAN. 11, 1961

B-144699: Jan 11, 1961

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WHILE YOU WERE AT SAN FRANCISCO. YOU CONTEND THAT OUR SETTLEMENT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY "TRUE FACTS.'. ADVISED YOU THAT IN VIEW OF THE PROXIMITY OF YOUR HOME (APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES DISTANCE) YOU COULD HAVE RETURNED THERETO WHILE AWAITING YOUR SCHEDULED DEPARTURE FROM TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE. IS APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES. THAT THE DELAY WAS NOT NECESSARY AS YOUR RETURN TO YOKOHAMA COULD HAVE BEEN ARRANGED BY CORRESPONDENCE. OUR SETTLEMENT WAS CORRECT AND MUST BE. IS.

B-144699, JAN. 11, 1961

TO MR. WALTER E. MATTER:

YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 12, 1960, REQUESTS REVIEW OF DISALLOWANCE BY OUR OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED NOVEMBER 16, 1960, OF YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL PER DIEM FOR THE PERIOD MARCH 18 TO 21, 1960, WHILE YOU WERE AT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, AWAITING TRANSPORTATION TO YOKCHAMA OUT OF TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA. YOU CONTEND THAT OUR SETTLEMENT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY "TRUE FACTS.'

THE SETTLEMENT, SO FAR AS HERE PERTINENT, ADVISED YOU THAT IN VIEW OF THE PROXIMITY OF YOUR HOME (APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES DISTANCE) YOU COULD HAVE RETURNED THERETO WHILE AWAITING YOUR SCHEDULED DEPARTURE FROM TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THE RECORD INCLUDES REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY EXPRESSING DOUBT CONCERNING YOUR ENTITLEMENT TO PER DIEM FOR THE WAITING PERIOD AS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES, WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA, AND SAN FRANCISCO, IS APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES; ALSO, THAT THE DELAY WAS NOT NECESSARY AS YOUR RETURN TO YOKOHAMA COULD HAVE BEEN ARRANGED BY CORRESPONDENCE.

YOUR LETTER DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION NOT HERETOFORE CONSIDERED AND, THEREFORE, ON THE PRESENT RECORD, OUR SETTLEMENT WAS CORRECT AND MUST BE, AND IS, SUSTAINED.