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An employee appealed the disallowance of his claim for reimbursement of real estate expenses incurred in connection with a permanent change of duty station. The employee did not request an extension of the 1-year initial authorization period to purchase a residence until more than 2 years after his transfer. Regulations require that the purchase be made within 2 years of transfer but do not specify the time within which the request for extension must be filed. The claim was allowed since the purchase was made within 2 years.


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