U.S. Forest Service--Request for relief of liability of Juanita Jimenez
B-303177: Oct 20, 2004
- Full Report:
We deny relief for a Forest Service certifying officer who certified duplicate payments in the amount of $5,631.85 to a vendor for emergency fire equipment during a fire emergency in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. We find that the certifying officer failed to act with the requisite amount of care and due diligence when she certified payments based upon carbon copies of original invoices that she had previously certified for payment.