[Forest Service Employee's Claim for Per Diem Expenses]
B-255585: Apr 20, 1994
- Full Report:
The Forest Service requested a decision as to whether it could: (1) reimburse an employee's per diem expenses at her official duty station; and (2) waive the employee's indebtedness pursuant to her erroneously authorized air travel. GAO held that the Forest Service: (1) was prohibited from paying per diem or subsistence expenses to civilian employees at their official duty stations; and (2) could waive the employee's indebtedness, since there was no evidence that the employee acted in bad faith. Accordingly, the claim was denied and the waiver of indebtedness was granted.