B-132253, JUL. 3, 1957

B-132253: Jul 3, 1957

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TO MISS FLORENCE BARNETT: THIS IS IN REPLY TO YOUR LETTER DATED MAY 28. WE CAN ADD NOTHING TO WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE SAID EXCEPT TO REITERATE THAT YOUR CLAIM IS BARRED BECAUSE IT WAS NOT FILED IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WITHIN SIX YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE ISSUANCE OF THE CHECK. HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO DISREGARD THE TERMS OF SECTION 2 OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS. WHICH COMPLETELY BARS ALL CLAIMS WHICH ARE NOT PRESENTED TO THIS OFFICE WITHIN SIX YEARS ON ANY CHECK WHICH APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PAID. IS HEREBY SUSTAINED.

B-132253, JUL. 3, 1957

TO MISS FLORENCE BARNETT:

THIS IS IN REPLY TO YOUR LETTER DATED MAY 28, 1957, WHICH REQUESTS RECONSIDERATION OF OUR SETTLEMENT DATED MAY 27, 1957, DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM FOR THE PROCEEDS OF TREASURY CHECK NO. 42,063,677, FOR $270.13, DRAWN TO YOUR ORDER ON JANUARY 27, 1947, BY E. J. BRENNAN, SYMBOL 200. OUR SETTLEMENT WE CAREFULLY OUTLINED TO YOU THE FACTUAL SITUATION REGARDING THIS CHECK AND THE LAW APPLICABLE THERETO.

WE CAN ADD NOTHING TO WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE SAID EXCEPT TO REITERATE THAT YOUR CLAIM IS BARRED BECAUSE IT WAS NOT FILED IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WITHIN SIX YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE ISSUANCE OF THE CHECK. HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO DISREGARD THE TERMS OF SECTION 2 OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS, APPROVED JUNE 22, 1926, 44 STAT. 761, WHICH COMPLETELY BARS ALL CLAIMS WHICH ARE NOT PRESENTED TO THIS OFFICE WITHIN SIX YEARS ON ANY CHECK WHICH APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PAID.

ACCORDINGLY, UPON FURTHER REVIEW, THE SETTLEMENT DATED MAY 27, 1957, IS HEREBY SUSTAINED.