Reimbursement for Expense Incident to Training Assignment

B-193197: Jan 10, 1980

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The Office of Personnel Management requested reconsideration of a decision which held that an employee sent overseas on a 2-year training assignment was not entitled to reimbursement for the nontemporary storage of his household goods and shipment of a privately owned vehicle. Agencies may not authorize reimbursement for nontemporary storage of household goods and expenses of shipping privately owned vehicle since legislative history indicates that congressional intent was not to include authority for such reimbursement. GAO was unable to modify its previous decision. Payment of such items would require legislation.