[Decision Concerning Army Employee's Entitlement to Reimbursement for Real Estate Expenses]

B-233430: Dec 15, 1988

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An Army employee claimed reimbursement for real estate expenses he incurred incident to his transfer, contending that he timely reached settlement on the sale of his former residence within the 3-year limitation, since the Army retroactively modified his reporting date. GAO held that the Army properly retroactively modified the claimant's travel orders, which had clearly stated an erroneous duty reporting date. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.