B-151948, DEC. 10, 1963

B-151948: Dec 10, 1963

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WHICH WE ARE INFORMALLY ADVISED WAS THE SUBJECT OF A REPORT FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT TO THE CHAIRMAN. IN CONNECTION WITH OUR OFFICE REVIEW OF THE DEBTS WHICH ARE THE SUBJECT OF THAT BILL. - WERE NOT PAID EXCESS COMPENSATION AS ORIGINALLY BELIEVED. LATER DETERMINED BY YOUR DEPARTMENT AS HAVING BEEN PAID EXCESS COMPENSATION IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES WERE NOT IN FACT OVERPAID. THE CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRING THE CONCLUSION THAT NO INDEBTEDNESS IS PRESENT IN THOSE CASES HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR DEFENSE ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING DIVISION AND REPRESENTATIVES OF YOUR DEPARTMENT AT HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE. THE AIR FORCE INDICATED TO THE COMMITTEE THAT THE FOUR INDIVIDUALS IN QUESTION WERE PROPERLY INCLUDED IN THE GROUP COVERED BY THE BILL.

B-151948, DEC. 10, 1963

TO THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE:

WE INVITE YOUR ATTENTION TO THE BILL H.R. 7967, 88TH CONGRESS, FOR THE RELIEF OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AT HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HAWAII, WHICH WE ARE INFORMALLY ADVISED WAS THE SUBJECT OF A REPORT FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT TO THE CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

IN CONNECTION WITH OUR OFFICE REVIEW OF THE DEBTS WHICH ARE THE SUBJECT OF THAT BILL, AND WHICH AROSE FROM CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS BY OUR OFFICE, WE CONCLUDED THAT TWO INDIVIDUALS NAMED IN THE BILL--- EDWARD H. YOKOMICHI AND TSUKASA MATSUMOTO--- WERE NOT PAID EXCESS COMPENSATION AS ORIGINALLY BELIEVED. WE ALSO CONCLUDED THAT TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES, DOMINGO O. BOLOSAN AND JERRY VISKOCIL, LATER DETERMINED BY YOUR DEPARTMENT AS HAVING BEEN PAID EXCESS COMPENSATION IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES WERE NOT IN FACT OVERPAID. THE CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRING THE CONCLUSION THAT NO INDEBTEDNESS IS PRESENT IN THOSE CASES HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR DEFENSE ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING DIVISION AND REPRESENTATIVES OF YOUR DEPARTMENT AT HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE.

WE RECOMMEND TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THAT THE NAMES OF MR. YOKOMICHI AND MR. MATSUMOTO BE DELETED FROM THE BILL AND WE MADE NO RECOMMENDATION FOR THE ADDITION OF THE NAMES OF MESSRS. BOLOSAN AND VISKOCIL. WE NOW UNDERSTAND THAT BASED UPON THE INFORMATION THEN AVAILABLE TO THE WASHINGTON, D.C., OFFICE OF YOUR DEPARTMENT, THE AIR FORCE INDICATED TO THE COMMITTEE THAT THE FOUR INDIVIDUALS IN QUESTION WERE PROPERLY INCLUDED IN THE GROUP COVERED BY THE BILL.

WE TRUST THAT THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL ENABLE YOUR DEPARTMENT TO ADVISE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THAT THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE FOUR INDIVIDUALS NAMED ABOVE WILL BE CANCELED ADMINISTRATIVELY AND REFUND WILL BE MADE OF ANY AMOUNTS PAID AS A RESULT OF OUR ORIGINAL DETERMINATION.