B-129870, DEC. 12, 1956

B-129870: Dec 12, 1956

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INC.: TO REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR FILE D-6-8369 D-9-60131-SUPP. PAYMENT WAS MADE ACCORDINGLY ON VOUCHER NO. 113574 OF THE OCTOBER 1955 ACCOUNTS OF ARMY DISBURSING OFFICER S. IT WAS DETERMINED IN THE AUDIT OF THE PAYMENT VOUCHER BY OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION THAT THE CHARGES PAID WERE SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT AND THERE IS NO DISPUTE AS TO THE APPLICABLE CHARGES FOR THE SERVICE FURNISHED. WAS FORWARDED HERE FOR DIRECT SETTLEMENT AND IT WAS DISALLOWED FOR THE REASON THAT THE SAID AMOUNT OF $96.95 WAS INCLUDED IN THE AMOUNT OF $115.75 WHICH WAS PAID ON BILL NO. URGING THAT THIS AMOUNT IS DUE THE DELTA C AND S AIR LINES AS ITS PROPORTION OF THE THROUGH CHARGES. THAT THIS AMOUNT IS STILL OPEN IN YOUR ACCOUNTS.

B-129870, DEC. 12, 1956

TO RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY, INC.:

TO REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR FILE D-6-8369 D-9-60131-SUPP., UNDER WHICH YOU REQUEST REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT DATED MARCH 22, 1956, CLAIM NO. 5K- 607684, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM, PER BILL D/6/8369 D/9/60131 SUPP., FOR $96.95 ADDITIONAL TO THE AMOUNT PREVIOUSLY PAID FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF "1 BOX CANOPY (OIL)," WEIGHING 350 POUNDS, FROM PLANEHAVEN, CALIFORNIA, TO EASTOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. AF- 3111161, DATED FEBRUARY 17, 1955.

FOR THIS SERVICE YOU CLAIMED ORIGINALLY, PER BILL NO. D/8/6031, $115.75, AND PAYMENT WAS MADE ACCORDINGLY ON VOUCHER NO. 113574 OF THE OCTOBER 1955 ACCOUNTS OF ARMY DISBURSING OFFICER S. GADDIS. IT WAS DETERMINED IN THE AUDIT OF THE PAYMENT VOUCHER BY OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION THAT THE CHARGES PAID WERE SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT AND THERE IS NO DISPUTE AS TO THE APPLICABLE CHARGES FOR THE SERVICE FURNISHED. YOUR BILL D/6/8369 D/9/60131/SUPP., FOR $96.95, WAS FORWARDED HERE FOR DIRECT SETTLEMENT AND IT WAS DISALLOWED FOR THE REASON THAT THE SAID AMOUNT OF $96.95 WAS INCLUDED IN THE AMOUNT OF $115.75 WHICH WAS PAID ON BILL NO. D/8/6031. YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW YOU MAKE FURTHER CLAIM FOR THE AMOUNT OF $96.95, URGING THAT THIS AMOUNT IS DUE THE DELTA C AND S AIR LINES AS ITS PROPORTION OF THE THROUGH CHARGES, AND THAT THIS AMOUNT IS STILL OPEN IN YOUR ACCOUNTS. MOREOVER, YOU STATE, IN EFFECT, THAT THE STUB OF YOUR BILL WAS RETURNED BY THE TRANSPORTATION DIVISION, FINANCE CENTER, U. S. ARMY,"BEARING SEPARATE RUBBER STAMP IMPRESSIONS" AS FOLLOWS:

"VOU. NO. 113574, OCT. 1955 ACCOUNT OF S. GADDIS, LT. COL. F. C., SYMBOL 227.

"THIS BILL FORWARDED FOR SETTLEMENT TO GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, TRANSPORTATION DIVISION, WASHINGTON 25, D.C. TO WHICH OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE IF REQUIRED MAY BE ADDRESSED, AFTER 90 DAYS FROM DATE. NO. 30, 1955.'

YOU STATE THAT IN VIEW OF THESE STAMP IMPRESSIONS YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHY YOUR CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE.

YOUR BILL NO. D/6/8369 D/9/60131 SUPP. APPEARS TO BE IN ERROR IN INDICATING THAT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION FURNISHED UNDER BILL OF LADING NO. AF-3111161 YOU BILLED AND WERE PAID IN THE FIRST INSTANCE ONLY $18.80, AND THAT SINCE THE APPLICABLE CHARGES ARE $115.75 THERE IS DUE YOUR COMPANY THE DIFFERENCE OF $96.95. THE CITED SUPPLEMENTAL BILL IS ANNOTATED "SEE AIR BILL ATTACHED," BUT THE COPY OF THE "UNIFORM AIR BILL" WHICH WAS ATTACHED MERELY SHOWS THE BASIS USED IN DETERMINING THE CHARGE OF $96.95, BEING 350 POUNDS AT $18.80 PER 100 POUNDS FROM ORIGIN TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, VIA SLICK AIRWAYS ($65.80), 350 POUNDS AT $7.20 PER 100 POUNDS FROM CHICAGO TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA, VIA DELTA AIR LINES, INC. ($25.20), PLUS $5.95 TO COVER "TRANSPORTATION CHARGES ADVANCED VALLEY MTR. LINES," AND THE SAME BASIS IS SHOWN ON A COPY OF A "UNIFORM AIR BILL" WHICH ACCOMPANIED YOUR ORIGINAL BILL. BILL OF LADING, AF-3111161 SHOWS A CHARGE OF $18.80 FROM ATLANTA TO DESTINATION, IN ADDITION TO THE INDICATED CHARGE OF $96.95, MAKING A TOTAL OF $115.75, AS ORIGINALLY BILLED AND PAID. YOUR LETTER APPEARS TO INDICATE THAT YOU ARE OF THE OPINION THAT THE STUB OF YOUR ORIGINAL BILL (NO. D/8/6031) WAS RETURNED BEARING THE ABOVE-QUOTED "RUBBER STAMP IMPRESSIONS.' HOWEVER, UPON EXAMINATION OF YOUR SUPPLEMENTAL BILL (NO. D/6/8369 D/9/60131) IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, IT WAS FOUND THAT YOU PREVIOUSLY HAD BILLED AND BEEN PAID FOR CERTAIN SERVICES FURNISHED UNDER THE BILL OF LADING (NO. AF-3111161) REFERRED TO THEREON AND THAT THE PAYMENT VOUCHER HAD BEEN FORWARDED TO THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR AUDIT, AS REQUIRED. THEREFORE, THE SUPPLEMENTAL BILL WAS FORWARDED HERE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AND IT APPEARS THAT YOU WERE INFORMED ACCORDINGLY BY "RUBBER STAMP IMPRESSIONS" ON THE STUB OF SAID SUPPLEMENTAL BILL.

IT SEEMS THAT THE SETTLEMENT DATED MARCH 22, 1956, PROPERLY DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM AND, ACCORDINGLY, THE SETTLEMENT IS SUSTAINED.