Advance Decision Regarding Claim of Military Specialist For Temporary Duty Travel Allowances and Per Diem for the Period of March 10 Through August 31, 1972

B-179404: Nov 11, 1974

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A decision was requested regarding the claim of a military specialist for temporary duty travel allowances and per diem for the period from March 10 through August 31, 1972, incident to his duty as "Referral Recruiter" under an order that made no provision for temporary duty. GAO determined that since no permission had been granted for the Specialist to be in a temporary duty status in excess of 180 days, there was no authority for payment of per diem allowances in excess of the member's 180 days at Charleston, West Virginia. The member would be entitled to payment of per diem allowances for 180 days less such allowances previously received for temporary duty while at Charleston, West Virginia.