Payment of Temporary Duty Travel Per Diem

B-185987: Nov 3, 1976

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Temporary or permanent duty is a question of fact to be determined from the orders and, where necessary, from the character of the assignment--considering duration, nature of duty enjoined, etc. Thus, Army officer ordered as a member of a unit on temporary duty to another station while quarters at permanent station were being renovated was entitled to the per diem prescribed for unit temporary duty, not to exceed 180 days without headquarters prior approval and excluding periods of groups travel, leave and field duty.