B-21514, B-23585, B-23686, SEP. 18, 1964

B-21514,B-23585,B-23686: Sep 18, 1964

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SUCH CLAIMS HAVE BEEN DISPOSED OF BY THE AGENCY UNDER WHOSE JURISDICTION CLAIMS HAVE ARISEN. THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES WERE ADVISED TO REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THIS OFFICE ALL CASES OF DEBTORS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS SO THAT TIMELY PROOFS OF CLAIM COULD BE PREPARED AND SUBMITTED. - THERE IS NO NEED TO CONTINUE THE REPORTING OF BANKRUPTCY CLAIMS TO THIS OFFICE. THIS CHANGE WILL NECESSITATE THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES FILING THEIR OWN PROOFS OF CLAIM IN BANKRUPTCY MATTERS. APPROPRIATE REVISION OF THE GAO MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES WILL BE MADE.

B-21514, B-23585, B-23686, SEP. 18, 1964

TO THE HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS, INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS AND OTHERS CONCERNED:

IN RECENT YEARS IT HAS BEEN THE POLICY OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE TO ENCOURAGE ADMINISTRATIVE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS BY AND AGAINST THE UNITED STATES. TOWARD THAT END, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CLAIMS FALLING WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF SECTION 2015.10 OF TITLE 4 OF THE GAO MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES, SUCH CLAIMS HAVE BEEN DISPOSED OF BY THE AGENCY UNDER WHOSE JURISDICTION CLAIMS HAVE ARISEN.

BY LETTER DATED APRIL 27, 1942, 21 COMP. GEN. 1163, THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES WERE ADVISED TO REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THIS OFFICE ALL CASES OF DEBTORS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS SO THAT TIMELY PROOFS OF CLAIM COULD BE PREPARED AND SUBMITTED. IN KEEPING WITH OUR PRESENT POLICY OF ENCOURAGING ADMINISTRATIVE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS--- ABSENT A DETERMINATION OF DOUBT UNDER 4 GAO 2015.10 (1/--- THERE IS NO NEED TO CONTINUE THE REPORTING OF BANKRUPTCY CLAIMS TO THIS OFFICE. ACCORDINGLY, ANY PROCEDURES ARISING FROM 21 COMP. GEN. 1163, SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE DISCONTINUED AND BANKRUPTCY CLAIMS SHOULD NOT--- AS ACLASS- -- BE REPORTED HERE.

THIS CHANGE WILL NECESSITATE THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES FILING THEIR OWN PROOFS OF CLAIM IN BANKRUPTCY MATTERS.

APPROPRIATE REVISION OF THE GAO MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES WILL BE MADE.