Determination of Correct Amount of Selective Reenlistment Bonus

B-198159: Feb 17, 1981

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A decision was requested concerning the amount of the selective reenlistment bonus to be paid to a Navy member. The issue was whether the member should receive the reenlistment bonus amount agreed upon between him and the recruiting officer at the time of his reenlistment or the amount to which he was entitled under Navy regulations. A service member's entitlement to military pay is governed by statute and, in the absence of specific statutory authority, the government is not liable for the negligent or erroneous acts of its agents. Therefore, the amount of reenlistment bonus depends on the applicable statutes, and in no event can the bonus be established through private negotiation between a member and his recruiter. Assuming that the member was misinformed by the recruiting officer concerning his bonus entitlements, such misleading information did not entitle him to a bonus amount in excess of that authorized by regulation. Accordingly, the member was entitled to the selective reenlistment bonus amount authorized by statute and regulation, rather than the amount entered in the reenlistment agreement by the recruiting officer.

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.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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