[Decision Concerning DCA Employee's Entitlement to Reimbursement for Relocation Expenses]

B-225351: Jun 2, 1987

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The Defense Communications Agency (DCA) requested a decision regarding an employee's entitlement to reimbursement for relocation expenses. DCA assigned the employee to an interim work location while his office was under renovation. The employee contended that the two changes in his work location constituted permanent changes of station and that he was eligible to relocate, since the second transfer increased his commuting distance more than 10 miles. GAO held that: (1) the changes in the employee's work location did not constitute permanent changes of station; (2) the employee was not eligible to relocate; and (3) it would be inappropriate for DCA to reimburse the employee for temporary duty expenses for the time he spent at the interim work location. Accordingly, DCA should not reimburse the employee.

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