Entitlement to Reimbursement of Commercial Air Travel Expenses

B-195218: Oct 3, 1979

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A Federal employee claimed the reimbursement for an airline ticket he bought when he voluntarily flew home during a recess of temporary duty and performed official duties as required at home. While his employer authorized reimbursement for such travel not to exceed the cost of remaining at the temporary duty station, a receipt, passenger coupon, or other evidence was required to support the claim. Since the employee did not furnish such evidence, it was held that reimbursement be withheld until such evidence was available and presented to support the claim.