Computation of Excess Weight Charges

B-202582: Jun 14, 1982

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In shipping his household goods from his old to his new duty station incident to a transfer, an Army civilian employee exceeded the maximum weight allowed for the shipment. The issue was how to determine the actual net weight under Federal Travel Regulations. GAO concluded that the weight is determined by subtracting the container weight from the gross weight of the goods shipped and multiplying the resulting figure by 0.85.