B-160227, MAR. 14, 1967

B-160227: Mar 14, 1967

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THE FACTS IN YOUR CASE WERE FULLY SET FORTH AND NEED NOT BE REPEATED HERE. YOU SAY THAT YOU WERE ADVISED BY A LETTER FROM THE DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY THAT YOU WERE ENTITLED TO A STEP INCREASE IN OCTOBER 1966. THE ONLY INFORMATION WE HAVE IN THAT REGARD IS A COPY OF A LETTER FROM THE DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY. WHEREIN IT IS STATED THAT THE TIME YOU SERVED IN GRADE GS-11 WILL BE CREDITED TOWARD YOUR NEXT STEP INCREASE WHICH WOULD BE DUE YOU OCTOBER 1967. WHILE IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU WERE MISINFORMED AS TO YOUR SALARY RATE UPON TRANSFER TO THE DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY AUTHORITY WHEREBY YOU MAY RECEIVE A HIGHER SALARY IN THE POSITION IN WHICH YOU WERE PLACED.

B-160227, MAR. 14, 1967

TO MR. FRANK WITTREICH:

THIS REFERS TO YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 17, 1967, TO OUR OFFICE AND LETTER OF FEBRUARY 18, 1967, WITH ENCLOSURE, ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND FORWARDED HERE FOR OUR CONSIDERATION. THE LETTERS CONCERN YOUR SALARY RATE UPON YOUR TRANSFER TO THE DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

IN OUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 28, 1966, B-160227, TO SENATOR SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, AND OUR DECISION OF DECEMBER 9, 1966, B-160227, TO YOU, THE FACTS IN YOUR CASE WERE FULLY SET FORTH AND NEED NOT BE REPEATED HERE. YOUR PRESENT LETTERS FURNISH NO INFORMATION NOT ALREADY CONSIDERED. THUS NO BASIS EXISTS FOR A REEXAMINATION OF YOUR CASE.

YOU SAY THAT YOU WERE ADVISED BY A LETTER FROM THE DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY THAT YOU WERE ENTITLED TO A STEP INCREASE IN OCTOBER 1966. THE ONLY INFORMATION WE HAVE IN THAT REGARD IS A COPY OF A LETTER FROM THE DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY, ATLANTA REGION, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, DATED SEPTEMBER 9, 1966, ADDRESSED TO YOU, WHEREIN IT IS STATED THAT THE TIME YOU SERVED IN GRADE GS-11 WILL BE CREDITED TOWARD YOUR NEXT STEP INCREASE WHICH WOULD BE DUE YOU OCTOBER 1967.

WHILE IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU WERE MISINFORMED AS TO YOUR SALARY RATE UPON TRANSFER TO THE DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY, WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY AUTHORITY WHEREBY YOU MAY RECEIVE A HIGHER SALARY IN THE POSITION IN WHICH YOU WERE PLACED.