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NPR 9780.1
Effective Date: January 17, 2017
Expiration Date: July 17, 2028
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Subject: Payment of Expenses Connected With the Death of Certain Employees, Revalidated on January 24, 2023 with Change 1.

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

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P.1 Purpose

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Procedural Requirement (NPR) provides the financial management requirements for payment of expenses connected with the death of certain employees.

P.2 Applicability

a. This NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers. This language applies to other contractors, grant recipients, or parties to agreements only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contracts, grants, or agreements.

b. In this NPR, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.

c. In this NPR, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denote descriptive material.

P.3 Authority

a. Transportation of Remains, Dependents, and Effects; Death Occurring Away from Official Station or Abroad, 5 U.S.C. § 5742.

b. Federal Employees Compensation Act.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Funeral Expenses; Transportation of Body, 5 U.S.C. § 8134.

b. Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), 41 CFR § 303-70.

c. NPD 9710.1, Delegation of Authority - To Authorize or Approve Temporary Duty Travel on Official Business and Related Matters.

d. NPR 1800.1, NASA Occupational Health Program Procedure.

e. NPR 9710.1, General Travel Requirements.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

Quality assurance reviews and analysis of financial and budgetary reports and data submitted through the continuous monitoring program will be used to measure compliance with this NPR.

P.6 Cancellation


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