B-155874, FEB. 7, 1969

B-155874: Feb 7, 1969

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WERE THE SUBJECT OF AN EXCEPTION ISSUED BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE DURING THE COURSE OF AN AUDIT OF THE DISBURSING OFFICER'S ACCOUNTS. ONLY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL MAY WAIVE A CLAIM WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF AN EXCEPTION IN THE ACCOUNT OF AN ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER. WE HAVE ADVISED MR.

B-155874, FEB. 7, 1969

TO MR. SECRETARY:

WE REFER TO THE INDEBTEDNESS OF MR. ISIDORE LIGERMAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $101.92 ARISING FROM OVERPAYMENTS OF SALARY DURING THE PERIOD JUNE 10 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 1964, AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, U.S. ARMY ENGINEER DIVISION, NORTH ATLANTIC, NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

THE OVERPAYMENTS, WHICH RESULTED FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR, WERE THE SUBJECT OF AN EXCEPTION ISSUED BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE DURING THE COURSE OF AN AUDIT OF THE DISBURSING OFFICER'S ACCOUNTS. WE ENCLOSE FOR YOUR INFORMATION A COPY OF OUR LETTER OF JANUARY 11, 1965, TO MR. LIGERMAN SETTING FORTH THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING HIS INDEBTEDNESS.

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF PUBLIC LAW 90-616, APPROVED OCTOBER 21, 1968, 82 STAT. 1212, ONLY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL MAY WAIVE A CLAIM WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF AN EXCEPTION IN THE ACCOUNT OF AN ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER. THEREFORE, UNDER THE AUTHORITY CONFERRED BY PUBLIC LAW 90 616, AND UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE FACTS SURROUNDING THE OVERPAYMENTS, WE HEREBY WAIVE THE CLAIM OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST MR. LIGERMAN.

OUR RECORDS INDICATE THAT MR. LIGERMAN HAS REIMBURSED THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY FOR THE OVERPAYMENTS IN QUESTION. BY LETTER OF TODAY, COPY ENCLOSED, WE HAVE ADVISED MR. LIGERMAN OF OUR ACTION AND THE FACT THAT UNDER THE LAW HE HAS 2 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE WAIVER IN WHICH TO FILE CLAIM WITH YOUR DEPARTMENT FOR REFUND OF THE AMOUNT COLLECTED FROM HIM BECAUSE OF THE SALARY OVERPAYMENTS.