Comments on Proposed Change to Joint Travel Regulation

B-202576: Apr 10, 1981

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A proposed change to Joint Travel Regulations would affect the computation of station housing allowances from the present method to a rent-plus method based on a monthly rental allowance less the member's basic allowance for quarters. GAO believes that, in view of the broad authority given the Secretaries concerned in the statute, a regulation providing for a rent-plus system does not appear to be legally objectionable.