[FmHA Employee's Claim for Relocation Expenses]

B-258026: Nov 29, 1995

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The Department of Agriculture's National Finance Center requested a decision on whether the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) properly denied an employee's claim for real estate purchase expenses incident to her transfer to a new duty station. GAO held that FmHA properly denied the employee's claim, since: (1) the settlement on her house occurred more than 2 years after she reported for duty at her new duty station; (2) she did not provide evidence of any extenuating circumstances that prevented her from completing the purchase of her home; and (3) her voluntary transfer to a second, nearby duty station prior to the purchase of her house nullified her entitlement for relocation expenses that accrued from her original transfer. Accordingly, the claim was denied.

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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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