B-152155, AUG. 8, 1963

B-152155: Aug 8, 1963

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YOU CONTEND THAT THE INTERVIEW EXTENDED THROUGH THE "LUNCH PERIOD" AND YOU FELT THAT IT WAS ONLY "COURTESY" ON YOUR PART TO PAY FOR THE LUNCHEON SINCE THE INDIVIDUAL HAD TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES FOR THE INTERVIEW. THE EXPENSE IN QUESTION IS NOT ONE COVERED BY THE TRAVEL REGULATION. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY APPROPRIATION OF THE TARIFF COMMISSION OTHERWISE AVAILABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF SUCH AN EXPENSE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES RELATED BY YOU. MUST BE AND HEREBY IS AFFIRMED.

B-152155, AUG. 8, 1963

TO MR. DANIEL F. MCCARTHY:

YOUR LETTER OF JULY 22, 1963, REQUESTS RECONSIDERATION OF OUR OFFICE DISALLOWANCE OF JUNE 5, 1963, COVERING YOUR CLAIM FOR $4.75 ADMINISTRATIVELY DEDUCTED FROM YOUR TRAVEL VOUCHER REPRESENTING THE COST OF A MEAL PAID BY YOU FOR A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE INCIDENT TO A PREEMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW. YOU CONTEND THAT THE INTERVIEW EXTENDED THROUGH THE "LUNCH PERIOD" AND YOU FELT THAT IT WAS ONLY "COURTESY" ON YOUR PART TO PAY FOR THE LUNCHEON SINCE THE INDIVIDUAL HAD TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES FOR THE INTERVIEW.

AS INDICATED IN OUR DISALLOWANCE OF JUNE 5, 1963, THE EXPENSE IN QUESTION IS NOT ONE COVERED BY THE TRAVEL REGULATION. MOREOVER, WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY APPROPRIATION OF THE TARIFF COMMISSION OTHERWISE AVAILABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF SUCH AN EXPENSE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES RELATED BY YOU. THEREFORE, UPON REVIEW, OUR OFFICE DISALLOWANCE OF JUNE 5, 1963, MUST BE AND HEREBY IS AFFIRMED.