Notes about Decisions

This site contains the Board's decisions in all appeals issued since October 1, 1996, and all travel, relocation, and transportation rate cases.  The Archive Page, at, contains the Board's decisions in appeals and protests issued from October 1, 1992 through September 30, 1996.

New decisions are typically added to the web on Friday.  Indexing for the search engine is done over the weekend.  It is possible that if you search for a decision late on a Friday afternoon it may be on-line but not indexed yet, so if the decision is very important to you please double-check in the actual decision category page before assuming that the decision is missing based on the search results.  Every attempt is made to update the decision pages at 4:00 PM on Friday to minimize the possibility of discrepancy.

Documents on the following pages are available in three formats: HTML (Text), WordPerfect 5.1 (in a self-extracting zip file), and (for decisions for the month of August 2000 and subsequent months) Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

The text and pdf files may be searched, displayed, printed, and downloaded easily.  When viewing decisions in the text format please use the "back" key on your browser to return to the index page.

The WordPerfect 5.1 file is compressed into a self-extracting zip file which may be downloaded.  Once downloaded, execute it and the WordPerfect 5.1 document will emerge.  After the file has been downloaded, the downloaded file may be deleted.

Footnotes in Decisions

Documents in WordPerfect format include all footnotes.  Documents in text format which are dated before November 15, 1997, do not include footnotes.  (The utility program we were using stripped footnotes from the documents.)  If you wish to view the footnotes in those documents, please refer to the same documents in WordPerfect format.  Documents in text format which are dated on or after November 15, 1997, include footnotes.  Footnotes in these documents are identified as [Foot #].  Footnote text will appear at clearly delineated places within the documents.


All of the Board's decisions, including those contained in the Archive Page may be searched via the search below.  Searching is limited to a decision category.  For example, if you search Rate Cases, all of the responses returned will reflect rate cases.  How to search (including search tips) is explained on the search pages.  Search results include a brief summary of the beginning of the decision.  Clicking on the case number will display the decision in text format.

Decisions in Text, Self-extracting Zip, and PDF format

All of the Board's decisions are listed in chronological groupings.  The most recent decisions in each decision category may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link below.  Links to groups of earlier decisions of the same type follow the initial list.
Go to Contract Appeals Contract Appeals (since 10/1/96) Go to Archived Appeals Archived Appeals (10/1/92 through 9/30/96)
Go to Travel Cases Travel Cases Go to Archived Protests Archived Protests (10/1/92 through 9/30/96)
Go to Rate Cases Rate Cases  
Go to Relocation Cases Relocation Cases  

Regulations Applicable to Board Cases

Federal Acquisition Regulation

The Federal Acquisition Regulation is issued jointly by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  The FAR codifies uniform policies for acquisition of supplies and services by executive branch agencies.

Two principal sources of travel regulations apply to the travel and relocation expenses decisions issued by the Board.

Federal Travel Regulation

The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) is issued by the Administrator of General Services and governs travel and transportation allowances for Federal civilian employees, and relocation allowances for Federal civilian employees and certain new employees.

Joint Travel Regulations

The Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) are issued by the Department of Defense (DOD).  They implement statues and regulations (including the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) issued by the General Services Administration) pertaining to per diem, travel and transportation allowances, and relocation allowances, with application to civilian employees in DOD.

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