By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act of August 2, 1946, Public Law 600, 79th Congress, and in the interest of the internal management of the Government, I hereby prescribe the following regulations governing he allowance and payment from Government funds of expenses of travel and of transportation of immediate families, household goods, and personal effects of civilian officers and employees of the Government when transferred from one official station to another for permanent duty:
TITLE I - GENERAL
Section 1. As used in these regulations:
(a) "Employee" means a civilian officer or employee of a department as defined herein.
(b) "Department" means an executive department, independent establishment or other executive agency, wholly-owned Government corporation, or the Government of the District of Columbia.
(c) "Continental United States" mean the forty-eight States and the District of Columbia.
(d) "immediate family" means any of the following-named members of the employee's household: spouse, children (including stepchildren and adopted children) unmarried and under twenty-one years of age or physically or mentally incapable of supporting themselves regardless of age, or dependent parents of the employee (but not of the spouse).
(e) "Temporary storage" means storage at point of departure, destination or way station for not more than sixty days.
Sec. 2. Travel expenses of employees. Travel expenses of the employee transferred shall be allowed in accordance with the Subsistence Expense Act of 1926, as amended (5 U. S. C. 821-823), the Standardized Government Travel Regulations, and the act of February 14, 1931, as amended (5 U. S. C. 73(a)).
Sec. 3. Transportation expenses of immediate family. The transportation of the immediate family of an employee shall be subject to those provisions of the Standardized Government Travel Regulations which relate to transportation, including mileage, and shall be in accordance with the act of February 14, 1931 (5. U. S. C. 73 (a)), whether the travel originates at the employee's last official station or at some previous place of residence and whether the point of destination is the new official station or some other point selected by him, or both. The cost to the Government shall not exceed the cost of transportation by the most economical route between the last official station and the new official station.
Sec. 4. Payment of expenses. The travel and transportation expenses allowable under these regulations, when authorized, in the order directing the travel, by such subordinate official as the head of the department concerned may designate, shall be paid in case of transportation from one official station to another, including transfer from one department to another, for permanent duty, but in no case in which the transfer is made primarily for the convenience or benefit of the employee or at his request. In case of transfer from one department to another such expenses shall be paid from the funds of the department to which the employee is transferred.
Sec. 5. Time limit. All travel and transportation allowable under these regulations shall begin within two years from the effective date of the transfer of the employee, except that for employees who enter upon active military, naval or Coast Guard duty at any time prior to the expiration of such period and are furloughed for the duration of such duty, the two-year period shall be exclusive of the tim ...
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