28 U.S.C. § 456 : US Code - Section 456: Traveling expenses of justices and judges; official duty stations

Search 28 U.S.C. § 456 : US Code - Section 456: Traveling expenses of justices and judges; official duty stations

      (a) The Director of the Administrative Office of the United
    States Courts shall pay each justice or judge of the United States,
    and each retired justice or judge recalled or designated and
    assigned to active duty, while attending court or transacting
    official business at a place other than his official duty station
    for any continuous period of less than thirty calendar days (1) all
    necessary transportation expenses certified by the justice or
    judge; and (2) payments for subsistence expenses at rates or in
    amounts which the Director establishes, in accordance with
    regulations which the Director shall prescribe with the approval of
    the Judicial Conference of the United States and after considering
    the rates or amounts set by the Administrator of General Services
    and the President pursuant to section 5702 of title 5. The Director
    of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall also
    pay each justice or judge of the United States, and each retired
    justice or judge recalled or designated and assigned to active
    duty, while attending court or transacting official business under
    an assignment authorized under chapter 13 of this title which
    exceeds in duration a continuous period of thirty calendar days,
    all necessary transportation expenses and actual and necessary
    expenses of subsistence actually incurred, notwithstanding the
    provisions of section 5702 of title 5, in accordance with
    regulations which the Director shall prescribe with the approval of
    the Judicial Conference of the United States.
      (b) The official duty station of the Chief Justice of the United
    States, the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and
    the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the District
    of Columbia Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the
    Federal Circuit, and the United States District Court for the
    District of Columbia shall be the District of Columbia.
      (c) The official duty station of the judges of the United States
    Court of International Trade shall be New York City.
      (d) The official duty station of each district judge shall be
    that place where a district court holds regular sessions at or near
    which the judge performs a substantial portion of his judicial
    work, which is nearest the place where he maintains his actual
    abode in which he customarily lives.
      (e) The official duty station of a circuit judge shall be that
    place where a circuit or district court holds regular sessions at
    or near which the judge performs a substantial portion of his
    judicial work, or that place where the Director provides chambers
    to the judge where he performs a substantial portion of his
    judicial work, which is nearest the place where he maintains his
    actual abode in which he customarily lives.
      (f) The official duty station of a retired judge shall be
    established in accordance with section 374 of this title.
      (g) Each circuit or district judge whose official duty station is
    not fixed expressly by this section shall notify the Director of
    the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in writing of
    his actual abode and official duty station upon his appointment and
    from time to time thereafter as his official duty station may
    change.