[AID Employee's Claim for Travel Allowances]
B-251231: Sep 2, 1993
- Full Report:
An Agency for International Development (AID) official requested a decision on whether: (1) an AID employee was entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses for one of her children who accompanied her during her medical evacuation; and (2) the claimant's rest and recuperation (R&R) travel allowance should be reduced, since it occurred a short time prior to her medical evacuation. GAO held that the: (1) claimant was entitled to the travel allowance for her child, since he was a qualifying family member and was incapable of caring for himself at the employee's overseas post; and (2) claimant's R&R allowance should not be reduced, since it was already approved and paid for. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.