Collection of Debt Incurred by Former FAA Employee

B-195605(DAS): Nov 1, 1979

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An employee of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) incurred a debt to the government by signing an agreement that he would continue in the service of FAA for a period following outside training at FAA expense. FAA demanded repayment when the employee resigned to accept private employment, and the agency denied a request for waiver of the payment. Upon signing a promissory note agreeing to repayment in installments, the regional FAA office informed the employee that he would receive all compensation due him. However, the agency later ruled that the unpaid compensation would be applied to repayment of the debt first, and the employee's wife argued that this action was illegal since her husband had already entered into a valid agreement with the agency. She was advised that, when a service requirement has not been met after training at government expense, and waiver of repayment has been denied, the cost of the training is recoverable by setoff against unpaid compensation due the employee. Furthermore, the regional office had no accounting office and, therefore, did not have the authority to determine collection procedures for the debt owed to FAA.

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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