B-156919, AUG. 18, 1965

B-156919: Aug 18, 1965

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WHICH POINT WAS ISOLATED FROM OVERNIGHT LODGING FACILITIES. WAS REFERRED HERE BY MR. YOUR CLAIM WAS ADMINISTRATIVELY APPROVED AT 10 CENTS PER MILE UNDER PART K OF CHAPTER 4 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS WHICH. WAS FROM A PLACE OUTSIDE YOUR DUTY STATION TO A PLACE INSIDE YOUR DUTY STATION AND. REIMBURSEMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER 37 U.S.C. 408. IT WAS HELD THAT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THE LODGING IS REMOTE FROM THE TEMPORARY DUTY STATION REIMBURSEMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF TRAVEL BETWEEN LODGINGS AND PLACE OF DUTY MAY BE MADE. WE HAVE INSTRUCTED OUR CLAIMS DIVISION TO ALLOW YOUR CLAIM FOR THE 360 MILES AT THE RATE OF 7 CENTS PER MILE. SETTLEMENT WILL ISSUE IN YOUR FAVOR IN DUE COURSE.

B-156919, AUG. 18, 1965

TO MR. JAMES M. KEEHNER:

YOUR RECLAIM VOUCHER DATED APRIL 26, 1965, IN THE AMOUNT OF $36 REPRESENTING 360 MILES AT 10 CENTS PER MILE FOR TRAVEL FROM PLACE OF LODGING TO TEMPORARY DUTY POINT, WHICH POINT WAS ISOLATED FROM OVERNIGHT LODGING FACILITIES, WAS REFERRED HERE BY MR. F. NORMAN HEARN, CHIEF FISCAL OFFICER, DIVISION OF FINANCE, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, FOR RECONSIDERATION.

YOUR CLAIM WAS ADMINISTRATIVELY APPROVED AT 10 CENTS PER MILE UNDER PART K OF CHAPTER 4 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS WHICH, PURSUANT TO 37 U.S.C. 408, AUTHORIZES REIMBURSEMENT AT THAT RATE FOR TRAVEL WITHIN THE LIMITS OF PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY DUTY STATIONS. YOUR TRAVEL, HOWEVER, WAS FROM A PLACE OUTSIDE YOUR DUTY STATION TO A PLACE INSIDE YOUR DUTY STATION AND, HENCE, REIMBURSEMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER 37 U.S.C. 408. SEE THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF DECISION OF JULY 9, 1965, B 156548, COPY ENCLOSED. THEREFORE, YOUR CLAIM MAY NOT BE ALLOWED AT THE RATE OF 10 CENTS PER MILE.

IN DECISION B-150700, APRIL 30, 1963, 42 COMP. GEN. 612, COPY ALSO ENCLOSED, IT WAS HELD THAT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THE LODGING IS REMOTE FROM THE TEMPORARY DUTY STATION REIMBURSEMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF TRAVEL BETWEEN LODGINGS AND PLACE OF DUTY MAY BE MADE. IN VIEW OF THE UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES IN YOUR CASE REQUIRING A ROUND TRIP OF 36 MILES DAILY BETWEEN PLACE OF LODGING AND PLACE OF TEMPORARY DUTY WE CONSIDER YOUR CASE TO COME WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THAT DECISION. SINCE YOU PERFORMED THE TRAVEL BY PRIVATELY-OWNED CONVEYANCE AND YOUR ORDERS DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 1964, AUTHORIZED REIMBURSEMENT AT 7 CENTS PER MILE FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL REQUIRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR TEMPORARY DUTY, WE HAVE INSTRUCTED OUR CLAIMS DIVISION TO ALLOW YOUR CLAIM FOR THE 360 MILES AT THE RATE OF 7 CENTS PER MILE, THAT RATE BEING PERMITTED BY 37 U.S.C. 404 FOR SUCH TRAVEL AND AUTHORIZED BY PARAGRAPH M4401-2 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. SETTLEMENT WILL ISSUE IN YOUR FAVOR IN DUE COURSE.