[USDA Employee's Claim for TQSE]

B-260315: Dec 28, 1995

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A Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee claimed reimbursement for temporary quarters subsistence expenses (TQSE) incident to her transfer to a new duty station. GAO held that the employee was entitled to reimbursement for TQSE, since: (1) she vacated her former residence; and (2) there was sufficient evidence that her husband intended to vacate their former residence and relocate to his wife's new duty station. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.