[SCS Employee's Claim for Rental Vehicle Incident to Relocation]
B-255806: Apr 29, 1994
- Full Report:
The Department of Agriculture's National Finance Center requested a decision on a Soil Conservation Service (SCS) employee's claim for the cost of a rental vehicle while her vehicle was being repaired en route to her new permanent duty station. GAO held that: (1) SCS erroneously authorized the employee's vehicle rental for local travel; (2) the employee was not entitled to reimbursement of her rental expense, since she was not performing official business while her vehicle was being repaired; and (3) the employee could include the local miles she travelled in her total mileage claim. Accordingly, the claim was denied.