[Bureau of Reclamation Employee's Claim for Relocation Expenses]
B-250724: May 2, 1994
- Full Report:
The Bureau of Reclamation requested a decision on a transferred employee's claim for relocation expenses. GAO held that the: (1) employee was not entitled to a temporary quarters subsistence allowance, since his increased commuting distance from his old residence did not exceed the 40-mile limitation and he incurred temporary quarters expenses in seeking a new residence; (2) employee was entitled to reimbursement for the temporary storage of his household goods, since his travel orders authorized such an allowance and there was no regulatory restriction on the temporary storage; (3) Bureau should base reimbursement of transportation costs on the employee's actual expenses; and (4) employee was not entitled to reimbursement of his owner's title policy cost, since it was not a prerequisite to obtaining financing for purchasing his new residence. Accordingly, the claim was allowed in part and denied in part.