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76

COMMENTS OF THE VETERANS’ ADMINISTRATION

ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE HOOVER COMMISSION

JUNE 29, 1955. Hon. Olin E. TEAGUE, Chairman, Committee on Vetercns' Affairs,

House of Representatives, Washington 25, D.C. DEAR MR. TEAGUE: In accordance with your request, transmitted by Mr. Oliver E. Meadows, staff director, I am enclosing the comments of the Veterans' Administration on those recommendations in the reports on transportation and paperwork management (pt. I) of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government which affect or are of interest to this agency.

Advice has been received from the Bureau of the Budget that there would be no objection to the submission of these comments to the committee for its consideration. The Bureau has requested that the committee be advised that the relationship of the views on the recommendations of the mentioned Commission expressed in the comments to the program of the President has not been determined, and that the comments should not be construed as a commitment regarding legislation which has been or may be proposed to carry out the recommendations of the Commission. Sincerely yours,

H. V. HIGLEY,

Administrator.

REPORT ON TRANSPORTATION

RECOMMENDATION NO. 1

(a) That the mileage allowance be retained but that the amount allowed per mile be reduced to a point where there is no profit in it.

(6) That use of the allowance for automobiles be restricted to bona fide car owners and that they be required to submit proof of such ownership and possession.

"(c) That, in view of the clerical and accounting work involved in reimbursements of TR's, limitations should be imposed upon refund privileges.

(d) That, inasmuch as there is greater economy in group troop movement over movement of single persons, the group method should be used wherever practicable." Comments of Veterans Administration

The text discussion preceding this recommendation clearly indicates that it is aimed at certain problems with regard to passenger transportation and the management thereof in the military services and the Department of Defense. Hence, the Veterans' Administration

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