[Army Employee's Claim for Air Travel Expenses]

B-251852: Jun 4, 1993

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An Army Corps of Engineers employee claimed reimbursement for travel expenses incident to his temporary duty assignment. GAO held that the: (1) employee's bonus certificate for a companion airline ticket was not government property, since it was issued as an incentive to obtain a private credit card and was unrelated to his official duties; (2) employee was not required to obtain advance approval to purchase his excursion fare ticket on his personal credit card, since he used the Corps' official travel agency; and (3) employee was entitled to reimbursement of his airfare. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.