[AID Employee's Claim for Predeparture Subsistence Expenses]

B-256937: Apr 27, 1995

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The Agency for International Development (AID) requested a decision on whether an employee should be reimbursed for predeparture subsistence expenses incident to his transfer overseas. AID contended that the employee submitted claims that exceeded the fixed amount for meals and incidental expenses set forth by the Federal Travel Regulation. GAO held that the respective limitations in the maximum per diem rate for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses did not apply to the employee's predeparture subsistence expense allowance. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.