Per Diem Rate for House Hunting Trip

B-190018: Sep 27, 1977

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An authorized certifying officer for the National Bureau of Standards, requested an advance decision with regard to the rate of per diem which should be paid to an employee incident to a house hunting trip. The employee was entitled to reimbursement at the maximum statutory per diem rate of $35. He was not entitled to the daily rate of $50 designated for temporary duty travel in the high rate geographical area since the high rate was not applicable to travel in connection with house hunting.