B-127810, MAY 28, 1956

B-127810: May 28, 1956

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THE RECORDS SHOW THAT YOU WERE GIVEN A PROBATIONAL APPOINTMENT AS A CLERK -STENOGRAPHER. YOU WERE GIVEN A WITHIN-GRADE PAY INCREASE FROM $2. YOUR SALARY WAS INCREASED TO $2. YOUR CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED BY THE SETTLEMENT OF MARCH 27. THE DISALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM WHICH WAS UNDERSTOOD TO BE ONE FOR COMPENSATION WAS BASED UPON FACTS ADMINISTRATIVELY REPORTED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL. IT NOW APPEARS FROM YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW THAT YOUR CLAIM IS PREDICATED ON CERTAIN MATTERS CONCERNING EXPLOITATION AND INJUSTICES IN YOUR EMPLOYMENT. OUR OFFICE IS UNAWARE OF THESE MATTERS AND IT SEEMS THAT THEY INVOLVE A SITUATION OVER WHICH WE HAVE NO JURISDICTION. IS CORRECT AND UPON REVIEW IT IS SUSTAINED.

B-127810, MAY 28, 1956

TO MISS THELMA L. BOUGERE:

WE REFER TO YOUR RECENT INDORSEMENT WRITTEN ON OUR SETTLEMENT OF MARCH 27, 1956, REQUESTING RECONSIDERATION OF THE ACTION TAKEN IN DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION ALLEGED TO BE DUE FOR SERVICES PERFORMED DURING THE PERIOD JUNE 19, 1947, TO JUNE 17, 1949, AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

THE RECORDS SHOW THAT YOU WERE GIVEN A PROBATIONAL APPOINTMENT AS A CLERK -STENOGRAPHER, GRADE CAF-3, AT THE THEN ENTRANCE SALARY RATE OF $2,168.28 PER ANNUM, EFFECTIVE JUNE 19, 1947, AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. YOU SERVED CONTINUOUSLY IN THIS POSITION WITHOUT CHANGE IN POSITION OR GRADE UNTIL THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF YOUR RESIGNATION ON JUNE 17, 1949. EFFECTIVE JUNE 27, 1948, YOU WERE GIVEN A WITHIN-GRADE PAY INCREASE FROM $2,168.28 TO $2,243.52. ALSO, EFFECTIVE JULY 11, 1948, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES SALARY ACT OF 1948, YOUR SALARY WAS INCREASED TO $2,573.52 PER ANNUM.

YOUR CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED BY THE SETTLEMENT OF MARCH 27, 1956, FOR THE REASON THAT THE RECORD DISCLOSED YOU HAD BEEN PAID ALL COMPENSATION TO WHICH ENTITLED FOR SERVICES RENDERED DURING YOUR PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT.

THE DISALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM WHICH WAS UNDERSTOOD TO BE ONE FOR COMPENSATION WAS BASED UPON FACTS ADMINISTRATIVELY REPORTED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. IT NOW APPEARS FROM YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW THAT YOUR CLAIM IS PREDICATED ON CERTAIN MATTERS CONCERNING EXPLOITATION AND INJUSTICES IN YOUR EMPLOYMENT. OUR OFFICE IS UNAWARE OF THESE MATTERS AND IT SEEMS THAT THEY INVOLVE A SITUATION OVER WHICH WE HAVE NO JURISDICTION.

ACCORDINGLY, WE MUST INFORM YOU THAT ON THE RECORD BEFORE US, THE CONCLUSION REACHED IN OUR SETTLEMENT OF MARCH 27, 1956, IS CORRECT AND UPON REVIEW IT IS SUSTAINED. THE OTHER MATTERS TO WHICH YOU REFER MAY BE FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE UNITED STATES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, WASHINGTON 25, D.C. AND IF YOU DESIRE TO PURSUE THEM FURTHER WE SUGGEST THAT YOU COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THAT AGENCY CONCERNING THEM.