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10 U.S. Code § 8747 - Transportation of dependents and household effects of civilian personnel stationed outside the United States: payment in lieu of transportation

(a) When civilian employees of the Department of the Navy are located at duty stations outside the United States, the dependents and household effects of such personnel may be transported—
from the locations outside the United States to locations designated by such personnel or their dependents; and
from those designated locations to the duty stations to which the personnel are ordered.
The Secretary of the Navy may determine the civilian employees whose dependents and household effects may be transported under this section.
Authority to transport household effects under this section includes authority to pack and unpack those effects.
Transportation of dependents and household effects is authorized under this section either before or after orders are issued relieving the civilian concerned from the duty station outside the United States. The transportation may be by Government or commercial facilities.
In place of the transportation in kind authorized for dependents, the Secretary may authorize the payment, after the travel has been completed, of an amount equal to the commercial transportation costs, including taxes if paid, of all parts of the travel for which transportation in kind was not furnished.
Current appropriations available for travel and transportation may be used for expenditures under this section.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 463, § 7477; renumbered § 8747, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(d)(6), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


37 U.S.C. 112c.

Feb. 18, 1946, ch. 30 (3d par.), 60 Stat. 20; Oct. 12, 1949, ch. 681, § 524, 63 Stat. 836.

In subsection (a) the words “without regard to rank or grade” and “or subsequent to the discharge or release of such personnel from active service” are omitted as applicable only to members of the naval service. The Act of February 18, 1946, 60 Stat. 20, applied to both civilian and naval personnel and was amended by the Act of October 12, 1949, ch. 681, § 524, by deleting therefrom all reference to naval personnel. The words “the continental limits of” and “or in Alaska” are omitted as covered by the term “outside the United States”.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 8747 was renumbered section 9277 of this title.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7477 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.