Liability for Lost or Stolen Travel Advances

B-206590: May 18, 1982

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GAO was asked to comment on the liability of an agency employee whose transportation tickets, government travel requests (GTR), or cash advances for travel have been lost or stolen. The regulations governing lost or stolen tickets and GTR's state that each agency shall prescribe procedures to control GTR procurement, stocking, distribution, and accountability. Each officer and employee of the government or other person having custody of a GTR is responsible for its safe keeping and is liable for amounts which the government may be required to pay because of an improper use of the GTR resulting from fault or negligence of the custodian. Travelers are responsible for the custody of their tickets, and the failure to safeguard them may result in personal liability to the traveler if the tickets are used by unauthorized persons. Cash travel advances do not fall in the same category as tickets and GTR's. Employees are responsible for lost or stolen travel advances regardless of whether they are at fault or negligent.

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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