Travel Expenses for Air Force Officer Assigned to Temporary Duty

B-187298: Mar 21, 1977

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Claimant appealed settlement disallowing his claim for recrediting of the leave charged, and additional per diem and reimbursable expenses incurred incident to temporary duty travel. Major Larson was paid per diem and reimbursable expenses for the period January 20 through 24, 1975, and requested additonal per diem and reimbursable expenses incurred January 25 and 26 in connection with travel. Since traveling on January 23 would have resulted in an 18-hour "duty day," he may be paid per diem for January 25, 1975, and it would be proper to remove the charge of leave for that day. Since his additional expenses were not incurred during constructive travel, he is due no additional amounts for these expenses.