B-169095, APRIL 2, 1970, 49 COMP. GEN. 663

B-169095: Apr 2, 1970

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MILITARY PERSONNEL AN ENLISTED MEMBER OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES WHO UPON ARRIVAL AT A TEMPORARY DUTY STATION LEARNS OF THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER-IN-LAW AND IS ORALLY INFORMED THAT HIS TEMPORARY DUTY ORDERS WILL BE CANCELED. IS NOT ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE TRAVEL EXPENSES INCURRED. EVEN THOUGH SUBSEQUENTLY HE IS RETURNED TO THE TEMPORARY DUTY STATION. WERE NOT INCURRED ON PUBLIC BUSINESS. OFFICIAL BUSINESS REQUIREMENT THE ENTITLEMENT OF A MEMBER OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES TO TRAVEL AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE IS FOR DETERMINATION ON THE BASIS OF WHETHER THE TRAVEL IS PERFORMED ON PUBLIC BUSINESS. THAT IS THAT THE TRAVEL RELATES TO THE ACTIVITIES OR FUNCTIONS OF THE MEMBER'S SERVICE. OR IS PERFORMED SOLELY FOR PERSONAL REASONS.