B-150125, NOV. 1, 1962

B-150125: Nov 1, 1962

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YOU ARE ADVISED WE CONSIDER THE DECISION B-138143. NOR ANY MERIT IN THE CONTENTION THAT THE OFFICE WAS A TERMINAL FOR THE OFFICIAL TRAVEL PERFORMED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT THE LIMOUSINE SERVICE TERMINAL FOR THE AIR TRANSPORTATION USED WAS ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY. THE VOUCHER SUBMITTED IS NOT FOR CERTIFICATION AND WILL BE RETAINED IN OUR FILES.

B-150125, NOV. 1, 1962

TO MR. EARNEST W. MILOT, AUTHORIZED CERTIFYING OFFICER, FOREST SERVICE, SOUTHERN REGION:

PURSUANT TO YOUR REQUEST OF OCTOBER 5, 1962, WE CONSIDERED THE ENTITLEMENT OF MR. WILLIAM L. NICHOLLS, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE FOREST SERVICE, ATLANTA REGIONAL OFFICE, TO THE MILEAGE ALLOWANCE HE CLAIMS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1.60, FOR HIS TRAVEL BY PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE FROM HIS RESIDENCE TO THE ATLANTA OFFICE ON AUGUST 28, 1962, THE DAY HE DEPARTED IN THE LATE AFTERNOON FOR TEMPORARY DUTY AT WASHINGTON, D.C.

YOU ARE ADVISED WE CONSIDER THE DECISION B-138143, DATED JANUARY 8, 1959, TO WHICH YOU REFER AS APPLICABLE HEREIN, THUS PRECLUDING ALLOWANCE OF THE CLAIM. WE CAN SEE NO VALID REASON FOR VIEWING THE TRAVEL BETWEEN RESIDENCE AND OFFICE AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE OFFICIAL TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON; NOR ANY MERIT IN THE CONTENTION THAT THE OFFICE WAS A TERMINAL FOR THE OFFICIAL TRAVEL PERFORMED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT THE LIMOUSINE SERVICE TERMINAL FOR THE AIR TRANSPORTATION USED WAS ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY.

CONSEQUENTLY, THE VOUCHER SUBMITTED IS NOT FOR CERTIFICATION AND WILL BE RETAINED IN OUR FILES.