B-143188, JUL. 5, 1960

B-143188: Jul 5, 1960

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WHILE YOU WERE EMPLOYED BY THE TRANSPORTATION CORPS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY. YOU CONTEND THAT THE VESSEL TO WHICH YOU WERE ASSIGNED. "* * * ALL CREW MEMBERS ABOARD ALL UNITED STATES REGISTERED VESSELS WERE COMPENSATED 100 PERCENT OF THEIR BASE WAGES WHILE THEIR SHIP OPERATED INSIDE THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.'. WHICH WAS DISALLOWED BY OUR SETTLEMENT OF OCTOBER 30. IN VIEW OF THE CONTENTIONS RAISED THEREIN AN ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT WAS REQUESTED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF TRANSPORTATION. AFTER A REVIEW OF YOUR PERSONNEL RECORDS BY THAT OFFICE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THERE EXISTS NO FACTUAL BASIS TO SUPPORT YOUR CLAIM. WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT FILIPINO MARITIME EMPLOYEES RECEIVED THE 100 PERCENT AREA COMPENSATION FOR ASSIGNMENT IN KOREA AND CONTIGUOUS WATERS.

B-143188, JUL. 5, 1960

TO MR. JOSE K. AUSTRIA:

YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 1, 1960, REQUESTS FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF THAT PORTION OF YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION COVERING THE PERIOD FROM JULY 10, 1950, TO DECEMBER 10, 1950, WHILE YOU WERE EMPLOYED BY THE TRANSPORTATION CORPS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY. YOU CONTEND THAT THE VESSEL TO WHICH YOU WERE ASSIGNED, DURING THE PERIOD INVOLVED, OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY WITHIN THE KOREAN WAR ZONE. YOU SAY THAT YOUR PER ANNUM PAY RATE INCLUDED 50 PERCENT EXTRA PAY AS OVERSEAS COMPENSATION DURING THAT PERIOD BUT THAT,"* * * ALL CREW MEMBERS ABOARD ALL UNITED STATES REGISTERED VESSELS WERE COMPENSATED 100 PERCENT OF THEIR BASE WAGES WHILE THEIR SHIP OPERATED INSIDE THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.'

YOUR LETTERS OF NOVEMBER 7, 1958, DECEMBER 7, 1958, AND AUGUST 5, 1959, IN SUPPORT OF YOUR ORIGINAL CLAIM, WHICH WAS DISALLOWED BY OUR SETTLEMENT OF OCTOBER 30, 1959, INCLUDED THE PERIOD FOR WHICH YOU NOW SEEK ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION, AND IN VIEW OF THE CONTENTIONS RAISED THEREIN AN ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT WAS REQUESTED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY. AFTER A REVIEW OF YOUR PERSONNEL RECORDS BY THAT OFFICE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THERE EXISTS NO FACTUAL BASIS TO SUPPORT YOUR CLAIM.

FURTHERMORE, WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT FILIPINO MARITIME EMPLOYEES RECEIVED THE 100 PERCENT AREA COMPENSATION FOR ASSIGNMENT IN KOREA AND CONTIGUOUS WATERS.

SINCE IT IS EVIDENT THAT YOU WERE PAID ALL THE COMPENSATION DUE YOU YOUR CLAIM MUST BE AND IS ..END :