B-156893, JUN. 11, 1965, 44 COMP. GEN. 783

B-156893: Jun 11, 1965

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THERE IS NO BASIS UPON WHICH HE MAY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF HIS AUTOMOBILE. WHICH WAS FORWARDED HERE BY LETTER OF MAY 25. THE SPECIFIC AMOUNTS CLAIMED ON THE VOUCHER ARE MILEAGE FOR TRAVEL BY PRIVATELY-OWNED AUTOMOBILE FROM MILWAUKEE TO CHICAGO ($8.50). WHILE IT WAS CONTEMPLATED THAT MR. THERE IS NO BASIS UPON WHICH HE MAY RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF HIS AUTOMOBILE FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES. WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH.

B-156893, JUN. 11, 1965, 44 COMP. GEN. 783

TRANSPORTATION - AUTOMOBILES - ILLNESS OF EMPLOYEE WHILE EN ROUTE AN EMPLOYEE TRAVELING UNDER ORDERS AUTHORIZING HIM TO TRAVEL TO HIS NEW DUTY STATION EITHER BY COMMON CARRIER OR BY PRIVATELY OWNED AUTOMOBILE WHO AFTER COMMENCING TRAVEL BY AUTOMOBILE, BECAUSE OF ILLNESS AND UPON ADVICE OF HIS PHYSICIAN, ABANDONS HIS INTENTION TO DRIVE TO HIS NEW DUTY STATION AND TRAVELS BY AIR JET COACH, ARRANGING FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF HIS AUTOMOBILE BY MOTOR CARRIER MAY BE REIMBURSED MILEAGE FOR THE TRAVEL BY AUTOMOBILE FROM HIS OLD DUTY STATION TO PLACE OF EMPLANING, TOGETHER WITH THE COST OF THE JET AIR TRAVEL TO HIS NEW DUTY STATION; HOWEVER, THERE IS NO BASIS UPON WHICH HE MAY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF HIS AUTOMOBILE, THE FACT THAT HE ACTUALLY TRAVELED BY AIR JET COACH AUTOMATICALLY LIMITING HIS TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT RIGHTS TO THE COST OF TRAVEL PERFORMED BY THAT MEANS.

TO MISS F. C. FENTON, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, JUNE 11, 1965:

YOUR LETTER OF MAY 6, 1965, REFERENCE AD:FFV, WHICH WAS FORWARDED HERE BY LETTER OF MAY 25, 1965, FROM THE FISCAL MANAGEMENT OFFICER, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, REQUESTS OUR DECISION CONCERNING THE PROPRIETY OF CERTIFYING FOR PAYMENT A TRAVEL VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF JEROME M. FELTMAN, ATTORNEY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, COVERING EXPENSES INCURRED INCIDENT TO A PERMANENT TRANSFER OF STATION FROM MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

THE SPECIFIC AMOUNTS CLAIMED ON THE VOUCHER ARE MILEAGE FOR TRAVEL BY PRIVATELY-OWNED AUTOMOBILE FROM MILWAUKEE TO CHICAGO ($8.50); JET AIR COACH FARE CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES ($89.25), AND A FEE PAID TO MOTORAMA INTERSTATE TRANSPORT CORPORATION FOR DRIVING THE PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE OF MR. FELTMAN FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES ($55).

MR. FELTMAN'S TRAVEL ORDER AUTHORIZED HIM TO TRAVEL EITHER BY COMMON CARRIER OR BY PRIVATELY-OWNED AUTOMOBILE. OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED HERE INDICATES THAT MR. FELTMAN WOULD BE ENTITLED TO 10 CENTS PER MILE WHEN TRAVELING BY PRIVATELY-OWNED AUTOMOBILE.

WHILE IT WAS CONTEMPLATED THAT MR. FELTMAN WOULD DRIVE HIS AUTOMOBILE FROM MILWAUKEE TO LOS ANGELES AND RECEIVE REIMBURSEMENT UPON A MILEAGE BASIS AT THE RATE OF 10 CENTS PER MILE, BECAUSE OF HIS ILLNESS AND UPON THE ADVICE OF HIS PHYSICIAN MR. FELTMAN ABANDONED HIS INTENTION TO DRIVE TO LOS ANGELES AND IN LIEU THEREOF TRAVELED BY AIR JET COACH FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES AFTER TURNING HIS CAR OVER TO THE MOTORAMA INTERSTATE TRANSPORT CORPORATION FOR DELIVERY TO LOS ANGELES.

UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES APPEARING MR. FELTMAN APPROPRIATELY MAY BE REIMBURSED MILEAGE FOR PRIVATELY-OWNED AUTOMOBILE TRAVELING FROM MILWAUKEE TO CHICAGO TOGETHER WITH THE COST OF HIS JET AIR TRAVEL FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO BASIS UPON WHICH HE MAY RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF HIS AUTOMOBILE FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES. THE FACT THAT HE ACTUALLY TRAVELED BY AIR JET COACH FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES AUTOMATICALLY LIMITED HIS TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT RIGHTS TO THE COST OF TRAVEL PERFORMED BY THAT MEANS.

THE VOUCHER, WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH, MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT IF MODIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOREGOING.