B-157092, AUG. 27, 1965

B-157092: Aug 27, 1965

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TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY: HEREWITH ARE COPIES OF THE CORRESPONDENCE IN OUR FILES RELATIVE TO THE CASE OF MR. THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ENTITLED TO PAY BASED UPON SUCH INCREASE FROM THAT DATE THROUGH ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 9. WAS ADVISED IN EFFECT BY THE CHIEF. SPROUL WAS NOT ENTITLED TO THE LONGEVITY INCREASE EFFECTIVE APRIL 8. SPROUL SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE LONGEVITY STEP EFFECTIVE APRIL 8.

B-157092, AUG. 27, 1965

TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY:

HEREWITH ARE COPIES OF THE CORRESPONDENCE IN OUR FILES RELATIVE TO THE CASE OF MR. ROBERT H. SPROUL, WHO CLAIMS ENTITLEMENT TO A LONGEVITY SALARY INCREASE COMMENCING ON APRIL 8, 1956, AND THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ENTITLED TO PAY BASED UPON SUCH INCREASE FROM THAT DATE THROUGH ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 9, 1956, WHEN HE LEFT THE SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY TO ACCEPT A NON-GOVERNMENT JOB.

THE CORRESPONDENCE DISCLOSES THAT ON JULY 13, 1956 (OIR 270:APK), THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, NAVY DEPARTMENT, WAS ADVISED IN EFFECT BY THE CHIEF, OFFICE OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, THAT THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION HAD DETERMINED THAT MR. SPROUL WAS NOT ENTITLED TO THE LONGEVITY INCREASE EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 1956, AS CLAIMED BY HIM AND UPON THE BASIS OF SUCH INFORMATION THE NAVY DEPARTMENT REFUSED TO PAY MR. SPROUL THE AMOUNT CLAIMED.

WHEN MR. SPROUL BROUGHT THE MATTER TO THE ATTENTION OF OUR OFFICE BY LETTER OF MAY 12, 1965, WE REQUESTED A REPORT IN THE MATTER FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. BY LETTER DATED AUGUST 24, 1965, THE COMMISSION ADVISED US THAT IT NOW HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THAT AGENCY THAT MR. SPROUL SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE LONGEVITY STEP EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 1956. CONCUR IN THAT VIEW.

ACCORDINGLY, THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NOW SHOULD PROCESS PAYMENT TO MR. SPROUL OF THE AMOUNT DUE BASED UPON LONGEVITY ENTITLEMENT AS OF APRIL 8, 1956.