[Federal Employee's Request for Indebtedness Waiver for Erroneous Pay]

B-272278: Dec 2, 1996

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A federal employee requested waiver of the amount paid in income taxes on overpayments of compensation she received over a period of years. GAO held that: (1) a number of administrative errors occurred both in the timing of the various pay adjustments and in the calculation of those adjustments; (2) there were no errors of law or fact in the original decision; and (3) the employee's individual income tax consequences did not permit partial waiver of the debt, since it did not otherwise meet the requirements for waiver. Accordingly, the request for waiver was denied.

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