[Appeal of Claims Group's Denial of DOL Employee's Backpay Claim]

B-217187: Aug 4, 1986

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A Department of Labor employee appealed the Claims Group's denial of his claim for backpay, contending that he was due backpay because Labor failed to upgrade his position. GAO held that: (1) a memo from a Labor official did not constitute a reclassification of the position since it did not conform with the technical classification recommendations of the appropriate personnel officials; and (2) the employee was entitled only to the salary of his assigned position, regardless of the duties performed. Accordingly, the denial was sustained.