Temporary Quarters during a Period Interrupted by Temporary Duty Travel

B-190926: Aug 14, 1978

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A decision was requested regarding an employee's entitlement to certain relocation allowances. An employee who performs official travel while in temporary quarters may elect not to include the time spent on travel as part of his 30-day entitlement to temporary quarters. The rate of per diem for a member of an employee's family is determined on the basis of the age of that member at the time the travel is performed. Additional allowance for shipments of household goods originating in metropolitan areas are payable only where the shipment moves by common carrier.