A-55430, MAY 15, 1934, 13 COMP. GEN. 355

A-55430: May 15, 1934

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TRANSPORTATION - HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS - EXCESS COST - CHANGE IN ASSIGNMENT WHERE THE ASSIGNMENT OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY IS CHANGED WHILE EN ROUTE TO AND PRIOR TO REPORTING TO THE FIRST ASSIGNED DUTY STATION. HE IS ENTITLED TO HAVE HIS AUTHORIZED CHANGE OF STATION BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE SHIPPED FROM THE POINT WHERE INTERCEPTED WHILE REGULARLY IN TRANSIT UNDER THE ORIGINAL ORDER. IS NOT AN ADDITIONAL SHIPMENT CHARGEABLE AGAINST HIS WEIGHT ALLOWANCE. THE ADDITIONAL COST OF SHIPMENT TO SUCH INTERMEDIATE POINT AND THENCE TO ULTIMATE STATION OVER AND ABOVE THE COST OF SHIPMENT OF A LIKE WEIGHT BY USUAL FREIGHT ROUTING IN ONE LOT FROM THE OLD TO THE NEW STATION IS FOR COLLECTION AS EXCESS. 1934: THERE IS FOR CONSIDERATION THE QUESTION AS TO THE AMOUNT OF EXCESS COST OF TRANSPORTATION PROPERLY FOR COLLECTION FROM COL.

A-55430, MAY 15, 1934, 13 COMP. GEN. 355

TRANSPORTATION - HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS - EXCESS COST - CHANGE IN ASSIGNMENT WHERE THE ASSIGNMENT OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY IS CHANGED WHILE EN ROUTE TO AND PRIOR TO REPORTING TO THE FIRST ASSIGNED DUTY STATION, HE IS ENTITLED TO HAVE HIS AUTHORIZED CHANGE OF STATION BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE SHIPPED FROM THE POINT WHERE INTERCEPTED WHILE REGULARLY IN TRANSIT UNDER THE ORIGINAL ORDER, TO HIS ULTIMATE NEW STATION AT PUBLIC EXPENSE. WHERE AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY SHIPS A PART OF HIS PERSONAL EFFECTS FROM HIS OLD STATION TO AN INTERMEDIATE POINT, THENCE TO HIS NEW STATION, THE WEIGHT FROM SUCH INTERMEDIATE POINT, WHILE INCLUDED ON A SEPARATE BILL OF LADING, IS NOT AN ADDITIONAL SHIPMENT CHARGEABLE AGAINST HIS WEIGHT ALLOWANCE, BUT THE ADDITIONAL COST OF SHIPMENT TO SUCH INTERMEDIATE POINT AND THENCE TO ULTIMATE STATION OVER AND ABOVE THE COST OF SHIPMENT OF A LIKE WEIGHT BY USUAL FREIGHT ROUTING IN ONE LOT FROM THE OLD TO THE NEW STATION IS FOR COLLECTION AS EXCESS.

DECISION BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL, MAY 15, 1934:

THERE IS FOR CONSIDERATION THE QUESTION AS TO THE AMOUNT OF EXCESS COST OF TRANSPORTATION PROPERLY FOR COLLECTION FROM COL. CHARLES F. MARTIN, CAVALRY, UNITED STATES ARMY, INCURRED IN THE SHIPMENT OF HIS PERSONAL EFFECTS ON PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION FROM THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS TO FORT RILEY, KANS., PURSUANT TO SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 263, HEADQUARTERS, PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT, DATED DECEMBER 8, 1932, AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 97, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED APRIL 27, 1933.

THE PRIMARY SHIPMENT MOVED BY ARMY TRANSPORT FROM MANILA, P.I., TO NEW YORK, N.Y., MARKED FOR SHIPMENT TO INDIANAPOLIS, IND., AS DIRECTED BY SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 263. BEFORE SHIPMENT FROM NEW YORK, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 97, RECEIVED BY THE OFFICER AT WASHINGTON, D.C., PRIOR TO REPORTING FOR DUTY TO INDIANAPOLIS, CHANGED HIS ASSIGNMENT TO FORT RILEY, KANS., AND UNDER THE AMENDED ORDERS THE OFFICER IS ENTITLED TO HAVE HIS PERSONAL EFFECTS SHIPPED FROM NEW YORK, TO WHICH PLACE THEY HAD BEEN TRANSPORTED UNDER THE PRIOR ORDERS, TO HIS ULTIMATE NEW STATION. THERE WERE SHIPPED FOR THE OFFICER FROM BROOKLYN TO WASHINGTON, ON B/L NO. WQ-530951, DATED MARCH 7, 1933, 320 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS, AT A COST OF $2.30, AND FROM BROOKLYN TO FORT RILEY, VIA ALL RAIL SHIPMENT, INSTEAD OF RAIL AND WATER AT THE REQUEST OF THE OFFICER, ON B/L NO. WQ-533268, DATED MAY 4, 1933, 10,587 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND 1,950 POUNDS OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS AT A COST OF $213.13. THERE WERE SHIPPED FROM WASHINGTON TO FORT RILEY, BY EXPRESS AT THE REQUEST OF THE OFFICER, ON B/L NO. WQ-562606, DATED MAY 19, 1933, A WARDROBE TRUNK WEIGHING 140 POUNDS, AT A COST OF $7.21, AND ON B/L NO. WQ-662618, DATED MAY 20, 1933, 828 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS AT A COST OF $18.63. THE TOTAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR ALL SHIPMENTS IS $241.27. IT APPEARS THAT $14.09 HAS BEEN COLLECTED AS EXCESS.

THE AUTHORIZED CHANGE OF STATION ALLOWANCE FOR A COLONEL IS 11,000 POUNDS, EXCLUSIVE OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS. THE SHIPMENTS OF 320 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS FROM BROOKLYN TO WASHINGTON, THENCE TO FORT RILEY, AND 10,587 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS FROM BROOKLYN TO FORT RILEY, VIA ALL RAIL ROUTING, WERE WITHIN THE AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE. HOWEVER, THE COST OVER AND ABOVE THAT OF THE SAME WEIGHT BY RAIL AND WATER SHIPMENT IS FOR COLLECTION FROM THE OFFICER. THERE REMAINED A BALANCE OF 93 POUNDS AUTHORIZED TO BE INCLUDED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE, IN THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT SHIPPED FROM WASHINGTON TO FORT RILEY. THE COMPUTATION IS AS FOLLOWS:

TABLE COST OF TRANSPORTATION -------------------------------------- --- $241.27 CREDIT AUTHORIZED:

RAIL AND WATER SHIPMENT FROM BROOKLYN TO FORT RILEY,

12,857 POUNDS (320 PLUS 10,587 PLUS 1,950), AT

$1.62 PER CWT ------------------------------------- $208.28

RAIL SHIPMENT WASHINGTON TO FORT RILEY, 93 POUNDS, AT

$2.25 PER CWT ------------------------------------- 2.09

---------- 210.37

TOTAL AMOUNT OF EXCESS ---------------------------------------- 30.90

LESS AMOUNT COLLECTED ----------------------------------------- 14.09

BALANCE FOR COLLECTION ---------------------------------------- 16.81