B-171567, FEB 2, 1971

B-171567: Feb 2, 1971

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ALTHOUGH CLAIMANT'S HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PLACED IN STORAGE ON APRIL 14. THE DATE THE SHIPMENT BEGAN IS TO BE CONSIDERED THE DATE THEY WERE TURNED OVER TO THE CARRIER WITH AN ORDER TO DELIVER THEM TO THE ASSIGNED DESTINATION. ARE THE RATES APPLICABLE TO THE SHIPMENT. YOU ALLOWED $709.02 SINCE THE HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PLACED IN STORAGE APRIL 24. KLEIN STATES THAT HIS HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PLACED IN STORAGE ON APRIL 24. AT WHICH TIME HIS EFFECTS WERE MOVED. IT APPEARS THAT YOU CONSIDER THE SHIPMENT TO HAVE BEGUN ON APRIL 24. KLEIN'S EFFECTS WERE MOVED FROM HIS RESIDENCE IN AURORA. WE HAVE HELD THAT SHIPMENT BEGINS WHEN THE GOODS ACTUALLY ARE TURNED OVER TO THE CARRIER WITH AN ORDER TO DELIVER THEM TO A DESIGNATED DESIGNATION.

B-171567, FEB 2, 1971

TRANSFERS - SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF A VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN CONNECTION WITH MOVING HOUSEHOLD GOODS FROM AURORA, ILLINOIS TO MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY, AT RATES EFFECTIVE MAY 13, 1970. ALTHOUGH CLAIMANT'S HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PLACED IN STORAGE ON APRIL 14, 1970, BECAUSE HE COULD NOT FIND QUARTERS IN MONTCLAIR, N.J. UNTIL JUNE, THE DATE THE SHIPMENT BEGAN IS TO BE CONSIDERED THE DATE THEY WERE TURNED OVER TO THE CARRIER WITH AN ORDER TO DELIVER THEM TO THE ASSIGNED DESTINATION. THEREFORE, THE RATES PROMULGATED ON MAY 13, 1970, ARE THE RATES APPLICABLE TO THE SHIPMENT.

TO MR. L. V. AUTREY:

YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 15, 1970, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTS AN ADVANCE DECISION WHETHER A VOUCHER IN THE AMOUNT OF $156.35 IN FAVOR OF MR. RICHARD T. KLEIN, AN EMPLOYEE OF YOUR AGENCY, MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT.

MR. KLEIN, INCIDENT TO A TRANSFER OF STATION, CLAIMED $865.37 FOR MOVING 6,060 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS FROM AURORA, ILLINOIS, TO MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY, AT THE RATE OF $14.28 PER 100 POUNDS. YOU ALLOWED $709.02 SINCE THE HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PLACED IN STORAGE APRIL 24, 1970, AND GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BULLETIN FPMR NO. A 2, SUPPLEMENT 21, OCTOBER 3, 1969, ATTACHMENT A, IN EFFECT AT THAT TIME, SHOWED $11.70 AS THE COMMUTED RATE PER 100 POUNDS FOR SHIPMENT BETWEEN THE POINTS INVOLVED.

MR. KLEIN STATES THAT HIS HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PLACED IN STORAGE ON APRIL 24, 1970, BECAUSE HE COULD NOT FIND QUARTERS IN MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY, UNTIL JUNE 1970, AT WHICH TIME HIS EFFECTS WERE MOVED. EFFECTIVE MAY 15, 1970, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BULLETIN FPMR NO. A-2, SUPPLEMENT 25, MAY 13, 1970, ATTACHMENT A, SHOWED $14.28 PER 100 POUNDS AS THE APPLICABLE RATE FOR THE MOVEMENT OF HIS EFFECTS. HE RECLAIMS THE AMOUNT OF $156.35 DISALLOWED BY YOU.

IT APPEARS THAT YOU CONSIDER THE SHIPMENT TO HAVE BEGUN ON APRIL 24, 1970, WHEN MR. KLEIN'S EFFECTS WERE MOVED FROM HIS RESIDENCE IN AURORA, ILLINOIS, TO A WAREHOUSE FOR STORAGE. THE MERE MOVEMENT OF THE EFFECTS FROM THE RESIDENCE TO A POINT OF LOCAL STORAGE IN THE SAME CITY MAY NOT BE REGARDED AS THE BEGINNING OF SHIPMENT. WE HAVE HELD THAT SHIPMENT BEGINS WHEN THE GOODS ACTUALLY ARE TURNED OVER TO THE CARRIER WITH AN ORDER TO DELIVER THEM TO A DESIGNATED DESIGNATION. SEE 20 COMP. GEN. 568, 571; 29 COMP. GEN. 100. SINCE IT APPEARS FROM THE INFORMATION OF RECORD HERE THAT THE ACTUAL TRANSPORTATION DID NOT BEGIN UNTIL JUNE 1970, THE COMMUTED RATE IN EFFECT AT THAT TIME WOULD BE THE PROPER RATE TO USE TO REIMBURSE MR. KLEIN FOR SHIPMENT OF HIS EFFECTS.

ACCORDINGLY, THE VOUCHER RETURNED HEREWITH MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.