[Comments on Grievance Procedures Under Foreign Service Act]
B-254556: Published: Jan 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1994.
- Full Report:
Pursuant to an agency request, GAO commented on its jurisdictional authority to review foreign service officers' (FSO) claims that are subject to Foreign Service Act grievance procedures. GAO noted that: (1) the Foreign Service Act does not preclude it from taking jurisdiction over FSO monetary claims unless the claim has been previously filed with the Foreign Service Grievance Board; and (2) FSO are authorized to file claims with the Foreign Service Grievance Board or seek relief under another provision of law or regulation.