[Interior Employee's Claim for Laundry Expenses]

B-248906.2: Sep 30, 1993

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The Department of the Interior requested a decision regarding an employee's claim for laundry supplies expenses incident to his transfer to a new duty station and occupancy of temporary quarters. GAO held that: (1) reimbursement for laundry supplies expenses is allowed under applicable federal regulations if the quantity purchased is reasonable and consistent with the period of temporary quarters occupancy; and (2) the claimant was entitled to reimbursement of his laundry supplies costs. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.