B-144825, FEB. 9, 1961

B-144825: Feb 9, 1961

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USN: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 19. YOU WERE TO REGARD YOURSELF. VERMILION (AKA-107) AND UPON COMPLETION OF THE SETTLEMENT OF YOUR ACCOUNTS YOU WERE TO PROCEED TO BROOKLYN. YOU WERE TO PROCEED TO CORPUS CHRISTI. PROVIDED NO EXCESS LEAVE WAS INVOLVED. YOU WERE AUTHORIZED TO DELAY UNTIL JANUARY 5. YOU AND YOUR DEPENDENTS WERE ASSIGNED GOVERNMENT QUARTERS. REQUESTED THAT YOUR EFFECTS BE STORED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE BUT WERE ADVISED THAT GOVERNMENT STORAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME. YOU DID NOT KNOW NOR WERE YOU TOLD THAT YOU WERE ENTITLED TO CONTRACTED NONTEMPORARY STORAGE WHILE OCCUPYING GOVERNMENT QUARTERS AND THAT SUCH COMMERCIAL STORAGE COULD BE OBTAINED.

B-144825, FEB. 9, 1961

TO LIEUTENANT JAMES E. RILEY, USN:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 19, 1960, REQUESTING REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT DATED DECEMBER 1, 1960, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE STORAGE CHARGES ON YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 21, 1958, TO FEBRUARY 19, 1960.

BY ORDERS DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 1957, YOU WERE TO REGARD YOURSELF, WHEN DIRECTED BY YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER, DETACHED FROM THE U.S.S. VERMILION (AKA-107) AND UPON COMPLETION OF THE SETTLEMENT OF YOUR ACCOUNTS YOU WERE TO PROCEED TO BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, FOR TEMPORARY DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION FOR A PERIOD OF ABOUT SIX WEEKS. UPON COMPLETION OF THIS TEMPORARY DUTY, YOU WERE TO PROCEED TO CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, FOR DUTY AND, PROVIDED NO EXCESS LEAVE WAS INVOLVED, YOU WERE AUTHORIZED TO DELAY UNTIL JANUARY 5, 1958, IN REPORTING AT BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, AND UNTIL FEBRUARY 24, 1958, IN REPORTING AT CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, SUCH DELAY TO COUNT AS LEAVE. YOU REPORTED AT CORPUS CHRISTI, FEBRUARY 24, 1958, AND YOU AND YOUR DEPENDENTS WERE ASSIGNED GOVERNMENT QUARTERS. YOU CONTACTED THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS OFFICE AT THE U.S. NAVAL STATION, CORPUS CHRISTI, AND REQUESTED THAT YOUR EFFECTS BE STORED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE BUT WERE ADVISED THAT GOVERNMENT STORAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME. YOU DID NOT KNOW NOR WERE YOU TOLD THAT YOU WERE ENTITLED TO CONTRACTED NONTEMPORARY STORAGE WHILE OCCUPYING GOVERNMENT QUARTERS AND THAT SUCH COMMERCIAL STORAGE COULD BE OBTAINED.

PARAGRAPH 8006-2 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS IN EFFECT AT THE TIME HERE INVOLVED, PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 303 (C) OF THE CAREER COMPENSATION ACT OF 1949, AS AMENDED, 37 U.S.C. 253 (C), PROVIDES THAT NONTEMPORARY STORAGE OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS MAY BE AUTHORIZED IN EITHER GOVERNMENT OR COMMERCIAL FACILITIES WHICHEVER IS DETERMINED TO BE MORE ECONOMICAL TO THE GOVERNMENT BY THE TRANSPORTATION OFFICER OR SUCH OTHER OFFICER AS THE SERVICE CONCERNED MAY DESIGNATE.

SINCE YOU WERE ENTITLED TO STORAGE OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS INCIDENT TO YOUR ORDERS OF SEPTEMBER 26, 1957, AND SINCE GOVERNMENT STORAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE, YOU MAY BE REIMBURSED FOR THE COMMERCIAL STORAGE USED. HOWEVER, IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT YOU ARRANGED FOR THE STORAGE OF YOUR EFFECTS AT PERSONAL EXPENSE, REIMBURSEMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED NOT IN EXCESS OF THE COST OF SUCH STORAGE HAD ARRANGEMENTS BEEN MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT. A SETTLEMENT FOR THE AMOUNT DUE ON THAT BASIS WILL ISSUE IN DUE COURSE.