Reimbursement of Expenses for Purchase of Work Clothes

B-191897(HID): Nov 2, 1978

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GAO was asked to provide a decision on whether the Military Personnel and Civilian EmployeeÂ’s Claims Act of 1946, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 241(b) (1), would permit reimbursement to be made to an employee of the Department of Commerce for expenses incurred for the purchase of work closes necessitated because of excessive delay in the arrival of his own clothes at his temporary duty station. GAO determined that it was not within their jurisdiction to consider claims for damage to, or loss of, the personal property of employees of the Department of Commerce. In the absence of any overall policies prescribed by the President pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 241(b) (1), such claims are for consideration and final settlement under the regulations of the employing agency. The claim is thus to be considered by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, in accordance with appropriate statutes and regulations.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.

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