B-174542, FEB 25, 1972

B-174542: Feb 25, 1972

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A-56 IS NOT EXCEEDED. INFORMALLY ADVISED US THAT YOUR REQUEST WAS LIMITED TO TWO RECLAIMED ITEMS CONSISTING OF MISCELLANEOUS TYPE EXPENDITURES FOR INSTALLATION OF PICTURES AND MIRRORS. THE REMAINING ITEMS HAVE BEEN DISALLOWED ADMINISTRATIVELY. EXPENSES THAT ARE COMMON TO LIVING QUARTERS FURNISHINGS. WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH. A-56 IS NOT EXCEEDED.

B-174542, FEB 25, 1972

CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE - RELOCATION EXPENSES - REIMBURSEMENT DECISION ALLOWING A CLAIM OF PHILIP M. CONNOLLY FOR VARIOUS RELOCATION EXPENSES INCIDENT TO HIS PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. THE SUBJECT EXPENSES APPEAR TO BE REASONABLE AND WITHIN SECTION 3.1B OF OMB CIRCULAR NO. A-56. ACCORDINGLY, THE VOUCHER MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT PROVIDED THAT THE LIMITATION IN SECTION 3.3B OF CIRCULAR NO. A-56 IS NOT EXCEEDED.

TO DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT:

YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 10, 1971, TRANSMITTED FOR ADVANCE DECISION A RECLAIM VOUCHER IN THE AMOUNT OF $159.50 FOR MR. PHILIP M. CONNOLLY, AN EMPLOYEE OF YOUR AGENCY, FOR VARIOUS RELOCATION EXPENSES INCIDENT TO A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION DURING 1970.

A MEMBER OF YOUR STAFF ON NOVEMBER 17, 1971, INFORMALLY ADVISED US THAT YOUR REQUEST WAS LIMITED TO TWO RECLAIMED ITEMS CONSISTING OF MISCELLANEOUS TYPE EXPENDITURES FOR INSTALLATION OF PICTURES AND MIRRORS, $25, AND ANTENNA SYSTEM, $12.50. THE REMAINING ITEMS HAVE BEEN DISALLOWED ADMINISTRATIVELY.

FROM THE PAPERS SUBMITTED AND INFORMAL DISCUSSION WITH MRS. LENA M. JONES OF YOUR STAFF, IT APPEARS THAT MR. CONNOLLY CLAIMED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AS MISCELLANEOUS MOVING EXPENDITURES:

REMOVAL OF CARPETS $ 85.00

ALTERATION OF RODS AND DRAPES 100.00

INSTALLATION OF PICTURES AND MIRRORS 25.00

INSTALLATION OF TELEPHONE 15.00

CUT AND INSTALLATION OF CARPETS 295.00

HOOKUP AND SET ANTENNA SYSTEM 12.50

WE UNDERSTAND THAT MR. CONNOLLY HAS BEEN REIMBURSED $495 AS MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE UNDER THE APPLICABLE REGULATIONS - SECTION 3 OF OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET CIRCULAR NO. A-56, AS AMENDED JUNE 26, 1969.

SECTION 3.1B OF CIRCULAR NO. A-56 PROVIDES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISCONNECTING AND CONNECTING OF APPLIANCES, EQUIPMENT, AND UTILITIES, AND EXPENSES THAT ARE COMMON TO LIVING QUARTERS FURNISHINGS. THE SERVICE CHARGE OF $12.50 FOR HOOKUP OF THE ANTENNA SYSTEM AND THE $25 FOR INSTALLATION OF PICTURES AND MIRRORS APPEARS REASONABLE AND TO BE WITHIN SECTION 3.1B.

THE VOUCHER, WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH, MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT ONLY IN THE AMOUNT OF $37.50 PROVIDED THE LIMITATION IN SECTION 3.3B OF CIRCULAR NO. A-56 IS NOT EXCEEDED.