B-133826, DEC. 17, 1957

B-133826: Dec 17, 1957

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USAF: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 29. YOU WERE RELEASED FROM DUTY AT BLOOMINGTON. YOU WERE DETACHED FROM DUTY AT ANKARA. IT APPEARS THAT FOLLOWING YOUR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY IN TURKEY YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PACKED IN HOUSEHOLD GOODS SHIPPING BOXES AND SHIPPED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE FROM BLOOMINGTON. WAS SHIPPED FROM WASHINGTON. WERE HAULED FROM THE PORT IN TURKEY TO A WAREHOUSE AT A COST OF $190.22. WERE UNPACKED. UNPACKING YOUR EFFECTS AT DESTINATION IN TURKEY WAS $208.59. YOUR CLAIM IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS THAT THE EXCESS COST WAS ERRONEOUSLY COMPUTED ON THE GROSS WEIGHT OF THE EFFECTS AS SHOWN AT DESTINATION. SINCE YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PACKED AND SHIPPED IN HOUSEHOLD GOODS SHIPPING BOXES.

B-133826, DEC. 17, 1957

TO MAJOR MAVEN N. BURNINGHAM, USAF:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 29, 1957, REQUESTING A REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT DATED AUGUST 30, 1955, WHICH ALLOWED $80.86 ON YOUR CLAIM FOR PARTIAL REFUND OF EXCESS COST PAID BY YOU TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR HAULING, UNPACKING, AND UNCRATING YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS INCIDENT TO YOUR ORDERS DATED FEBRUARY 3 AND JUNE 24, 1953.

BY ORDERS DATED FEBRUARY 3, 1953, YOU WERE RELEASED FROM DUTY AT BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, AND ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT ANKARA, TURKEY, WITH INTERVENING TEMPORARY DUTY AT WASHINGTON, D.C. BY ORDERS DATED JUNE 24, 1953, YOU WERE DETACHED FROM DUTY AT ANKARA, TURKEY, AND ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT ISTANBUL, TURKEY.

IT APPEARS THAT FOLLOWING YOUR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY IN TURKEY YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PACKED IN HOUSEHOLD GOODS SHIPPING BOXES AND SHIPPED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE FROM BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, TO TURKEY. ADDITION TO THAT SHIPMENT IT APPEARS THAT HOLD BAGGAGE, WEIGHING 531 POUNDS, WAS SHIPPED FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., YOUR TEMPORARY DUTY STATION, TO TURKEY. YOU PAID $45.06 EXCESS COST FOR DRAYING AND PACKING YOUR EFFECTS. YOUR EFFECTS, REPORTED AS WEIGHING 19,555 POUNDS, GROSS, WERE HAULED FROM THE PORT IN TURKEY TO A WAREHOUSE AT A COST OF $190.22, PAID ON VOUCHER NO. 2237, IN THE AUGUST 1953 ACCOUNTS OF N. G. LEDGERWOOD. YOU PAID $74.41 EXCESS COST AS ADMINISTRATIVELY COMPUTED ON THE GROSS WEIGHT FOR HAULING THE EFFECTS FROM PORT TO WAREHOUSE. YOUR EFFECTS, REPORTED AS WEIGHING 20,166 POUNDS, INCLUDING 531 POUNDS OF HOLD BAGGAGE, WERE UNPACKED, UNCRATED, AND DELIVERED TO YOUR RESIDENCE IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY, AT A COST OF $327.36, PAID ON VOUCHER NO. 4101, IN THE OCTOBER 1953 ACCOUNTS OF N. G. LEDGERWOOD. YOU PAID $134.18 EXCESS COST AS ADMINISTRATIVELY COMPUTED ON THE GROSS WEIGHT FOR UNPACKING, UNCRATING, AND DELIVERY OF THE EFFECTS TO YOUR RESIDENCE. THE TOTAL EXCESS COST PAID BY YOU FOR HAULING, UNCRATING, AND UNPACKING YOUR EFFECTS AT DESTINATION IN TURKEY WAS $208.59. YOU CLAIM A REFUND OF $172.21 OF THE AMOUNT SO PAID BY YOU, LESS $80.86 PREVIOUSLY REFUNDED TO YOU. YOUR CLAIM IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS THAT THE EXCESS COST WAS ERRONEOUSLY COMPUTED ON THE GROSS WEIGHT OF THE EFFECTS AS SHOWN AT DESTINATION.

SINCE YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PACKED AND SHIPPED IN HOUSEHOLD GOODS SHIPPING BOXES, THE EXCESS COST FOR HAULING, UNPACKING, AND UNCRATING AT DESTINATION IN TURKEY IS FOR COMPUTATION ON THE BASIS OF PARAGRAPH 8001-2, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF WHICH THE NET WEIGHT OF EFFECTS SHIPPED IS DETERMINED BY DEDUCTING THE STENCILED WEIGHT OF THE BOX FROM THE ACTUAL PACKED WEIGHT AND FURTHER REDUCING THE RESULT BY 15 PERCENT AS AN ALLOWANCE FOR WEIGHT OF PACKING MATERIALS WITHIN THE BOX. COMPUTED ON THIS BASIS, IT APPEARS THAT THE NET WEIGHT OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SHIPPED FROM BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, TO TURKEY WAS 8,814 POUNDS, OR 314 POUNDS IN EXCESS OF YOUR AUTHORIZED PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION NET WEIGHT ALLOWANCE OF 8,500 POUNDS, AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH 8001-1 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. ON THAT BASIS THE EXCESS COST INCURRED IN MOVING YOUR EFFECTS FROM PORT TO WAREHOUSE IN TURKEY WAS 314/8,814 TIMES $190.22, OR $6.78. THE EXCESS COST INCURRED IN UNPACKING AND UNCRATING YOUR EFFECTS (INCLUDING 531 POUNDS OF HOLD BAGGAGE) AND DELIVERY TO RESIDENCE WAS 845/9,345 TIMES $327.36, OR $29.60. THE TOTAL EXCESS COST CHARGEABLE TO YOU IS ($6.78 PLUS $29.60) $36.38. SINCE YOU PAID EXCESS COST OF $208.59, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF $172.21, LESS $80.86 ALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT DATED AUGUST 30, 1955, OR $91.35, LESS THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, WHICH MAY BE FOUND DUE AS EXCESS COST OF SHIPPING THESE EFFECTS FROM INDIANAPOLIS TO NEW YORK. A SETTLEMENT ON THE BASIS INDICATED WILL ISSUE IN DUE COURSE.