September 16, 1987
JUDICIAL BRANCH TO EMPLOY PER DIEM
RATE SET BY EXECUTIVE ORDER EFFECTIVE
OCTOBER 1, 1987
Attached is the recent order of President John Haglelgam adjusting per diem rates of executive branch government travelers effective October 1, 1987.
It is the administrative policy of the judiciary to defer to administrative policy decisions of the President or other executive branch officials concerning administrative matters, except to the extent a particular policy would hamper the efforts the judicial branch to carry out the judiciary's constitutional role, or would otherwise be plainly inappropriate for judiciary implementation.
In this instance, no judicial branch requirements mandate departure from the executive branch policy. Therefore it is ordered that the Judicial Branch of the Federated States of Micronesia shall employ the per diem rates specified in President Haglelgam's order, effective October 1, 1987.
This does not affect the longstanding judicial branch policy that a traveler seeking full per diem reimbursement shall submit a receipt showing the traveler stayed at a hotel during the time in question. It remains judiciary policy that a traveler who does not stay at a hotel, but instead is a guest at the home of family or friend, shall receive a maximum of 80% of the normal per diem rate.
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