B-159636, JUL. 29, 1966

B-159636: Jul 29, 1966

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YOU DISCLOSE THAT THE RATE OF 6 CENTS A MILE IN LIEU OF 10 CENTS WAS IMPROPERLY USED IN THE SETTLEMENT. NO TRAVEL IS SHOWN ON YOUR VOUCHER FOR SEPTEMBER 18 BUT THE REGISTER AT FORT WAINWRIGHT REFLECTS YOUR ARRIVAL THERE AT 1920 HOURS ON THAT DATE. YOU WERE AUTHORIZED TO BE ALLOWED THE FOLLOWING PER DIEM RATES: TABLE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES $16. THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO CREDIT FOR PER DIEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ABOVE TABULATION. YOU HAVE BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY ALLOWED MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT AT THE RATE OF 10 CENTS FOR 3.

B-159636, JUL. 29, 1966

TO MR. JOHN F. CHRISTIAN, JR., ENGINEER SERVICE ACTIVITY:

YOUR LETTER RECEIVED HERE JUNE 27, 1966, REQUESTS REVIEW OF GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE SETTLEMENT OF MARCH 9, 1966, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL MILEAGE AND PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE INCIDENT TO YOUR TRANSFER FROM PUEBLO, COLORADO TO FORT WAINWRIGHT, ALASKA, AS CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE ARMY.

YOUR LETTER DIRECTS OUR ATTENTION TO AN ERROR IN COMPUTATION OF $1.00 REGARDING YOUR PER DIEM IN ALASKA AT THE RATE OF $19. ALSO, YOU DISCLOSE THAT THE RATE OF 6 CENTS A MILE IN LIEU OF 10 CENTS WAS IMPROPERLY USED IN THE SETTLEMENT.

A COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE BASIC DOCUMENTS IN YOUR CLAIM SHOW THAT THE SETTLEMENT MAY BE DOUBTFUL IN OTHER RESPECTS.

REGARDING THE PER DIEM ALLOWANCE, YOUR INITIAL VOUCHER SHOWS A DEPARTURE FROM PUEBLO, COLORADO AT 0800 HOURS, SEPTEMBER 9, 1965, AND ARRIVAL AT NORTH PUEBLO, A DISTANCE SHOWN AS 5 MILES, AT 2000 HOURS THE SAME DAY. SEPTEMBER 10 YOU DEPARTED NORTH PUEBLO AT 0700 HOURS AND ARRIVED AT THE CANADIAN BORDER AT 1100 HOURS SEPTEMBER 12. YOU DEPARTED THAT POINT AT THE SAME HOUR AND ARRIVED AT THE ALASKAN BORDER AT 1330 HOURS SEPTEMBER 16. YOUR VOUCHER SHOWS THAT YOU DEPARTED THE BORDER POINT AT 1330 HOURS SEPTEMBER 17 AND ARRIVED AT ANCHORAGE 2200 HOURS ON THAT DATE. NO TRAVEL IS SHOWN ON YOUR VOUCHER FOR SEPTEMBER 18 BUT THE REGISTER AT FORT WAINWRIGHT REFLECTS YOUR ARRIVAL THERE AT 1920 HOURS ON THAT DATE.

YOU WERE AUTHORIZED TO BE ALLOWED THE FOLLOWING PER DIEM RATES:

TABLE

CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES $16.

CANADA 17.

ALASKA (POINTS NOT SPECIFIED IN JTR) 19.

FAIRBANKS AREA 23.

CONSIDERING YOUR ACTUAL DEPARTURE FROM PUEBLO AS BEING AT 0700 ON SEPTEMBER 10 AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATEMENT THAT YOU ARRIVED AT FAIRBANKS ON THE 18TH, WE ARRIVE AT THE FOLLOWING COMPUTATION FOR YOUR PER DIEM:

TABLE

SEPT. 10-12 2 1/4 DAYS AT $16. $36.00

SEPT. 12-16 4 1/2 DAYS AT 17. 76.50

SEPT. 17 1 DAY AT 19. 19.00

SEPT. 18 1 DAY AT 23. 23.00

$154.50

EXCEPT FOR SEPTEMBER 9 AND 19, THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO CREDIT FOR PER DIEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ABOVE TABULATION.

YOU HAVE BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY ALLOWED MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT AT THE RATE OF 10 CENTS FOR 3,302 MILES AND A SUPPLEMENTAL ADJUSTMENT FOR THE TWO ADDITIONAL MILES MAY BE ALLOWED. THEREFORE, AN ADDITIONAL CREDIT OF $14.70, BEING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN $470.20, ADMINISTRATIVELY CREDITED, AND $484.90, THE AMOUNT HEREBY DETERMINED TO BE CREDITABLE, MAY BE APPLIED TO YOUR TRAVEL ADVANCE OF $550.00.

SHOULD YOU FURNISH US THROUGH ADMINISTRATIVE CHANNELS A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF YOUR TRAVEL WHICH SUPPORTS YOUR CLAIM FOR $195 PER DIEM WE SHALL FURTHER CONSIDER YOUR CLAIM.