Purchase of Insulated Coveralls, Vicksburg, Mississippi, B-288828, October 3, 2002
B-288828: Oct 3, 2002
Items of wearing apparel are the employee's personal responsibility. Appropriated funds are not available for their purchase. The purchase of insulated coveralls for use by employees at the Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg Waterways Experiment Station when outside temperatures approach freezing is not authorized by any of these three statutes. Consequently is not a proper use of appropriated funds. Has requested an advance decision on whether it is proper to use appropriated funds for the purchase of insulated coveralls for employees to wear when outside temperatures fall below 35 degrees. It is the responsibility of the employee to report to duty properly clad to carry out his responsibilities.