B-166270, MAR. 21, 1969

B-166270: Mar 21, 1969

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WHICH WAS FORWARDED HERE BY HEADQUARTERS. WHICH WAS EFFECTIVE JUNE 3. THE QUESTION PRESENTED IS WHETHER THE RESIDENCE SOLD BY MR. DOE AT THE OLD OFFICIAL STATION WAS HIS ACTUAL RESIDENCE AT THE TIME HE WAS DEFINITELY INFORMED THAT HE WOULD BE TRANSFERRED AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 4.1C OF BUREAU OF THE BUDGET CIRCULAR NO. DURING THAT PERIOD HE WAS REMODELING THE KITCHEN AND PAINTING THE INTERIOR OF THE COMPTON HOUSE. THAT HE WOULD HAVE MOVED BACK INTO THAT RESIDENCE UPON COMPLETION OF THE REMODELING WORK HAD HE NOT BEEN TRANSFERRED. A-56 HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLIED WITH IN THIS CASE. WE WILL NOT OBJECT TO REIMBURSEMENT TO MR. THE VOUCHER WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.

B-166270, MAR. 21, 1969

TO MR. E. L. JACKSON:

WE REFER TO YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 11, 1969, YOUR REFERENCE DDTC KAE, WHICH WAS FORWARDED HERE BY HEADQUARTERS, DEFENSE SUPPLY AGENCY ON FEBRUARY 20, 1969, IN WHICH YOU REQUEST OUR DECISION WHETHER YOU MAY PROPERLY PAY THE ENCLOSED VOUCHER OF MR. WILLIAM P. DOE, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEFENSE SUPPLY AGENCY, TRACY, CALIFORNIA, TO REIMBURSE HIM THE COSTS HE INCURRED IN SELLING A RESIDENCE AT HIS OLD OFFICIAL STATION INCIDENT TO HIS TRANSFER, WHICH WAS EFFECTIVE JUNE 3, 1968.

THE QUESTION PRESENTED IS WHETHER THE RESIDENCE SOLD BY MR. DOE AT THE OLD OFFICIAL STATION WAS HIS ACTUAL RESIDENCE AT THE TIME HE WAS DEFINITELY INFORMED THAT HE WOULD BE TRANSFERRED AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 4.1C OF BUREAU OF THE BUDGET CIRCULAR NO. A-56. MR. DOE HAS FURNISHED A STATEMENT TO THE EFFECT THAT HE HAD LIVED IN THE RESIDENCE SOLD -- 618 NORTH CHESTER AVENUE, COMPTON, CALIFORNIA -- BEGINNING IN 1946, BUT THAT AFTER HIS MARRIAGE IN JANUARY 1968, HE TEMPORARILY RESIDED IN THE APARTMENT IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY HIS WIFE ALONE. DURING THAT PERIOD HE WAS REMODELING THE KITCHEN AND PAINTING THE INTERIOR OF THE COMPTON HOUSE. MR. DOE STATES FURTHER THAT HE LEFT SOME OF HIS HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS AT THE COMPTON RESIDENCE, CONTINUED TO PAY UTILITY BILLS FOR THAT RESIDENCE, AND THAT HE WOULD HAVE MOVED BACK INTO THAT RESIDENCE UPON COMPLETION OF THE REMODELING WORK HAD HE NOT BEEN TRANSFERRED.

ON THE BASIS OF THE FACTS PRESENTED AND IN VIEW OF MR. DOE'S STATEMENT, WE BELIEVE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 4.1C OF CIRCULAR NO. A-56 HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLIED WITH IN THIS CASE. B 164043, MAY 28, 1968. THEREFORE, WE WILL NOT OBJECT TO REIMBURSEMENT TO MR. DOE OF OTHERWISE ALLOWABLE EXPENSES INCURRED IN SELLING THE RESIDENCE IN COMPTON.

IN THAT CONNECTION, WE NOTE THAT THE TOTAL CLAIMED APPEARS TO INCLUDE THE $182.80 PAID TO ,FARMER TERMITE CO.' AT TIME OF SETTLEMENT. REGARDING THE ALLOWABILITY OF THAT ITEM, WE ENCLOSE A COPY OF THE DECISION B-163801, MAY 1, 1968.

THE VOUCHER WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.