B-114434, MAR. 8, 1956

B-114434: Mar 8, 1956

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ZIMMERMAN: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR COMMUNICATION DATED NOVEMBER 29. YOU WERE DEMOTED FROM LEADINGMAN TO PIPE FITTER 1/C ON JUNE 10. WERE RESTORED TO YOUR FORMER POSITION AS LEADINGMAN ON MAY 19. THAT ACTION IS PREDICATED UPON THE SAME DIRECTIONS HERE INVOLVED. IT IS THE SETTLED POLICY OF OUR OFFICE TO TAKE NO ACTION ON CLAIMS WHICH ARE PENDING BEFORE THE COURTS.

B-114434, MAR. 8, 1956

TO MR. WALTER C. ZIMMERMAN:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR COMMUNICATION DATED NOVEMBER 29, 1955, CLAIMING ADDITIONAL WAGES ALLEGED TO BE DUE YOU BECAUSE, AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PHILADELPHIA NAVAL SHIPYARD, YOU WERE DEMOTED FROM LEADINGMAN TO PIPE FITTER 1/C ON JUNE 10, 1946, AND WERE RESTORED TO YOUR FORMER POSITION AS LEADINGMAN ON MAY 19, 1947.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOU, WITH OTHERS, INSTITUTED ACTION IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS ON MARCH 6, 1953. THAT ACTION IS PREDICATED UPON THE SAME DIRECTIONS HERE INVOLVED, AS COMING WITHIN PURVIEW OF SECTION 14 OF THE VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT, 5 U.S.C. 863. IT IS THE SETTLED POLICY OF OUR OFFICE TO TAKE NO ACTION ON CLAIMS WHICH ARE PENDING BEFORE THE COURTS.