B-123704, OCT. 11, 1955

B-123704: Oct 11, 1955

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YOU WERE DETACHED FROM DUTY IN THE FAR EAST AND ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT CAMP HOLABIRD. YOU WERE RELIEVED FROM DUTY AT BALTIMORE. YOU WERE ASSIGNED TO DUTY STATION AT TRENTON. 160 POUNDS WAS SHIPPED AT YOUR REQUEST FROM YOUR OVERSEAS STATION TO OAKLAND. THEREAFTER SUCH EFFECTS WERE SHIPPED FROM FORT MCPHERSON TO LITTLE SILVER. WAS SHIPPED FROM ATLANTA TO LITTLE SILVER. YOUR PAY ACCOUNT WAS ADMINISTRATIVELY CHECKED $125.82 AS EXCESS COST FOR THE SHIPMENTS OF YOUR EFFECTS ON THE BASIS THAT YOU WERE ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT OF THE EFFECTS INVOLVED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE. YOUR CLAIM FOR REFUND OF THE AMOUNT SO CHECKED IN YOUR PAY ACCOUNT WAS DISALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT DATED DECEMBER 15. YOU WERE ENTITLED UNDER PARAGRAPHS 9B AND 10B OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10053.

B-123704, OCT. 11, 1955

TO MR. GEORGE E. MCGRADE, CWO, USA, RETIRED:

YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 21, 1955, REQUESTED REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT DATED DECEMBER 15, 1954, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR REFUND OF $125.82 CHECKED IN YOUR PAY ACCOUNT AS EXCESS COST OF SHIPPING YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FROM FORT MCPHERSON, GEORGIA, TO LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY.

BY ORDERS DATED JUNE 9, 1948, AND SUBSEQUENT ORDERS, YOU WERE DETACHED FROM DUTY IN THE FAR EAST AND ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT CAMP HOLABIRD, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, WHERE YOU REPORTED FOR DUTY ON OCTOBER 29, 1948. ORDERS DATED JANUARY 11, 1949, YOU WERE RELIEVED FROM DUTY AT BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, AND ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT NEW YORK, NEW YORK. BY ORDERS DATED APRIL 25, 1949, CONFIRMING VERBAL ORDERS OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY, YOU WERE ASSIGNED TO DUTY STATION AT TRENTON, NEW JERSEY.

ONE LOT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WEIGHING 3,160 POUNDS WAS SHIPPED AT YOUR REQUEST FROM YOUR OVERSEAS STATION TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, AND THENCE TO FORT MCPHERSON, GEORGIA, FOR GOVERNMENT STORAGE, ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WW-7709055, ISSUED ON DECEMBER 6, 1948, AT A COST OF $242.37. THEREAFTER SUCH EFFECTS WERE SHIPPED FROM FORT MCPHERSON TO LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY, ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WW-8900530, ISSUED ON JUNE 14, 1949, AT A COST OF $114.02. ANOTHER LOT OF EFFECTS WEIGHING 2,128 POUNDS, HAVING BEEN PLACED IN GOVERNMENT STORAGE AT ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UPON YOUR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY OVERSEAS, WAS SHIPPED FROM ATLANTA TO LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY, ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WY-8429850, ISSUED ON APRIL 28, 1950, AT A COST OF $73.72. YOUR PAY ACCOUNT WAS ADMINISTRATIVELY CHECKED $125.82 AS EXCESS COST FOR THE SHIPMENTS OF YOUR EFFECTS ON THE BASIS THAT YOU WERE ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT OF THE EFFECTS INVOLVED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE, NOT TO EXCEED THE COST FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK, TO LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY. YOUR CLAIM FOR REFUND OF THE AMOUNT SO CHECKED IN YOUR PAY ACCOUNT WAS DISALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT DATED DECEMBER 15, 1954.

INCIDENT TO YOUR ORDERED CHANGE OF STATION FROM OVERSEAS TO BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, AND YOUR SUBSEQUENT ASSIGNMENTS TO DUTY AT NEW YORK, NEW YORK, AND TRENTON, NEW JERSEY, YOU WERE ENTITLED UNDER PARAGRAPHS 9B AND 10B OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10053, ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN SECTION 205 OF THE ACT OF AUGUST 2, 1946, 60 STAT. 860, TO THE SHIPMENT OF EFFECTS AS MADE FROM OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AND THENCE TO LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY, NOT TO EXCEED THE COST HAD SHIPMENT BEEN MADE BY RAIL FREIGHT FROM OAKLAND TO BALTIMORE, AND THENCE TO LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY. ALSO, YOU WERE ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE OF THE LOT OF EFFECTS WEIGHING 2,128 POUNDS AS MADE FROM THE PLACE WHERE THEY WERE STORED INCIDENT TO YOUR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY OVERSEAS; ATLANTA, GEORGIA, TO LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY. THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT HAD SHIPMENT BEEN MADE BY RAIL FREIGHT OF EFFECTS WEIGHING 3,160 POUNDS FROM OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, TO BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, AND THENCE TO LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY, WOULD HAVE BEEN $339.38. THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR SHIPPING YOUR EFFECTS WEIGHING 3,160 POUNDS FROM OAKLAND TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AND THENCE TO LITTLE SILVER WAS $356.39. THUS, YOU ARE PROPERLY CHARGEABLE WITH EXCESS COST OF $17.01 FOR SHIPPING YOUR EFFECTS. SINCE YOUR ACCOUNT WAS CHECKED $125.82, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO REFUND OF $108.81 (DIFFERENCE BETWEEN $125.82 AND $17.01).