B-144583, DEC. 9, 1960

B-144583: Dec 9, 1960

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BECAUSE MORE THAN 10 YEARS ELAPSED BETWEEN THE TIME YOUR CLAIM ACCRUED AND THE DATE IT WAS RECEIVED IN THIS OFFICE. WE EXPLAINED THAT OUR OFFICE IS WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO CONSIDER YOUR CLAIM BECAUSE THE LAW IS MANDATORY. WE REGRET THAT YOU ARE NOT CONVINCED THAT WE HAVE NO OTHER RECOURSE.

B-144583, DEC. 9, 1960

TO MR. GUILLERMO MOYCO VILLANUEVA:

YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 24, 1960, CONCERNING THE ACTION OF OUR OFFICE DATED JUNE 24, 1960, WHICH CITED THE ACT OF OCTOBER 9, 1940, 54 STAT. 1061, AS AUTHORITY FOR BARRING FROM OUR CONSIDERATION YOUR CLAIM FOR OVERTIME COMPENSATION AS A FIREFIGHTER DURING THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 14, 1946, TO JULY 14, 1947, BECAUSE MORE THAN 10 YEARS ELAPSED BETWEEN THE TIME YOUR CLAIM ACCRUED AND THE DATE IT WAS RECEIVED IN THIS OFFICE, REQUESTS FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

IN OUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 20, 1960, TO YOU, WE EXPLAINED THAT OUR OFFICE IS WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO CONSIDER YOUR CLAIM BECAUSE THE LAW IS MANDATORY. WE REGRET THAT YOU ARE NOT CONVINCED THAT WE HAVE NO OTHER RECOURSE. THEREFORE, FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE IN THIS MATTER CAN SERVE NO USEFUL PURPOSE.