A-58718, JUNE 13, 1935, 14 COMP. GEN. 889

A-58718: Jun 13, 1935

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THE DISALLOWANCE WAS ON THE GROUND THAT YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THE SHIPMENT IN QUESTION REST SOLELY ON YOUR CHANGE OF STATION FROM FORT MEADE. DID NOT ALLOW YOU AMPLE TIME TO HAVE YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVED AND THAT UNDER SAID REGULATIONS. YOU WERE ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT FROM PHILADELPHIA. IS AS FOLLOWS: IN INSTANCES WHERE NO SHIPMENTS OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS HAVE BEEN FORWARDED UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS AND SUBSEQUENT PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS ARE RECEIVED. THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS WILL NOT OPERATE TO PRECLUDE SHIPMENT AT PUBLIC EXPENSE WITHIN AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE. THAT IS. ORDERS MAY BE CUMULATIVE WITH REGARD TO SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SO FAR AS DISTANCE IS CONCERNED.

A-58718, JUNE 13, 1935, 14 COMP. GEN. 889

SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS - NAVY OFFICER PARAGRAPH 5 (C) OF ARTICLE 1870, BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS MANUAL WHICH AUTHORIZES SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FROM A "FORMER STATION" WITHIN CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON SUCCESSIVE CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS DOES NOT APPLY SO AS TO AUTHORIZE SHIPMENT FROM A FORMER STATION OTHER THAN THE LAST FORMER STATION.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO LIEUTENANT CLAUDE R. BALL, UNITED STATES NAVY, JUNE 13, 1935:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT OF DECEMBER 22, 1934, DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM FOR REFUND OF $30 PAID AS EXCESS COST OF SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS ON PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION FROM FORT MEADE, MD., TO NORFOLK, VA., UNDER ORDERS OF OCTOBER 16, 1933.

THE DISALLOWANCE WAS ON THE GROUND THAT YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THE SHIPMENT IN QUESTION REST SOLELY ON YOUR CHANGE OF STATION FROM FORT MEADE, MD., TO NORFOLK, VA. YOU CONTEND THAT TRANSPORTATION OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS COMES WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH 5 (C) OF ARTICLE 1870, BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS MANUAL WHICH AUTHORIZES SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FROM A FORMER STATION; THAT UNDER THE SUCCESSIVE CHANGES OF YOUR DUTY STATIONS FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO WASHINGTON, D.C., THENCE TO FORT MEADE, MD., AND LATER TO NORFOLK, VA., DID NOT ALLOW YOU AMPLE TIME TO HAVE YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVED AND THAT UNDER SAID REGULATIONS, YOU WERE ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., A FORMER STATION, TO THE NEW STATION, NORFOLK, VA. PARAGRAPH 5 (C) OF ARTICLE 1870, BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS MANUAL, TO WHICH YOU REFER, IS AS FOLLOWS:

IN INSTANCES WHERE NO SHIPMENTS OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS HAVE BEEN FORWARDED UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS AND SUBSEQUENT PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS ARE RECEIVED, THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS WILL NOT OPERATE TO PRECLUDE SHIPMENT AT PUBLIC EXPENSE WITHIN AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE, UNDER ORDERS USED IN CONJUNCTION. THAT IS, ORDERS MAY BE CUMULATIVE WITH REGARD TO SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SO FAR AS DISTANCE IS CONCERNED, PROVIDED IN SUCH INSTANCES THE COST OF SHIPMENT OF ANY EXCESS WEIGHT FORWARDED WILL BE COMPUTED ON THE COST OF SHIPMENT FROM FORMER PERMANENT STATION TO NEW PERMANENT STATION. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, NO HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WILL BE SHIPPED AT PUBLIC EXPENSE UNDER PREVIOUS CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS AFTER NEW CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

THE CHANGE OF STATION DIRECTLY INVOLVED WAS FROM FORT MEADE, MD., TO NORFOLD, VA., AND THE ,FORMER PERMANENT STATION" WITH RESPECT THERETO WAS WASHINGTON, D.C. YOUR RIGHT UNDER THE QUOTED REGULATION WOULD NOT INCLUDE A FORMER STATION OTHER THAN THE LAST FORMER STATION UNDER THAT PROVISION. YOU WERE NOT ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT OF YOUR EFFECTS FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA., TO NORFOLK, VA., WITHOUT BEARING THE COST THEREOF IN EXCESS OF THE COST FROM YOUR LAST PERMANENT STATION TO NORFOLK, VA., YOUR RIGHT BEING LIMITED UNDER PARAGRAPH 5 (A) (5) OF ARTICLE 1870 OF THE MANUAL, THAT IS, FROM ANY POINT IN THE UNITED STATES TO THE NEW PERMANENT DUTY STATION, THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT NOT TO EXCEED COST FROM THE LAST PERMANENT STATION TO THE NEW PERMANENT DUTY STATION. ACCORDINGLY, THE REGULATIONS LIMIT THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT TO WHAT IT WOULD HAVE COST FOR THE SAME SHIPMENT FROM FORT MEADE TO NORFOLK, VA. ..END :