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TIERNEY WAS PAID $10.90 FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE ACTUAL CHARGE FOR THE TEMPORARY STORAGE OF HER HOUSEHOLD GOODS. THE RECLAIM VOUCHER COVERS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ACTUAL CHARGE FOR THE TEMPORARY STORAGE AND WHAT THE AMOUNT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF THE TEMPORARY STORAGE ITEM HAD BEEN COMPUTED ON THE COMMUTED RATE SYSTEM. RELATING TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE EXPENSES READS AS FOLLOWS: "WHEN THE COMMUTED RATE SYSTEM IS USED FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE. PRIOR REGULATIONS ARE TO THE SAME EFFECT. SHE HAS BEEN REIMBURSED FOR ALL THE EXPENSES OF SUCH STORAGE TO WHICH SHE IS ENTITLED UNDER THE REGULATIONS. IS RETURNED HEREWITH AND MAY NOT BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT.

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B-150153, NOV. 16, 1962

TO MR. JOHN H. GREVE, FISCAL OFFICER, DEFENSE LOGISTICS SERVICES CENTER, BATTLE CREEK FEDERAL CENTER:

YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 18, REQUESTS OUR DECISION WHETHER YOU MAY CERTIFY FOR PAYMENT THE TRANSMITTED VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF MRS. NATALIE M. TIERNEY, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS SERVICES CENTER, FOR $29.98 COVERING ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR STORAGE CHARGES FOR HOUSEHOLD GOODS, UPON CHANGE OF OFFICIAL DUTY STATION.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT MRS. TIERNEY WAS PAID $10.90 FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE ACTUAL CHARGE FOR THE TEMPORARY STORAGE OF HER HOUSEHOLD GOODS. HOWEVER, THE RECLAIM VOUCHER COVERS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ACTUAL CHARGE FOR THE TEMPORARY STORAGE AND WHAT THE AMOUNT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF THE TEMPORARY STORAGE ITEM HAD BEEN COMPUTED ON THE COMMUTED RATE SYSTEM.

SECTION 2.1E OF ATTACHMENT A, BUREAU OF THE BUDGET CIRCULAR NO. A 56, EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 1962, RELATING TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE EXPENSES READS AS FOLLOWS:

"WHEN THE COMMUTED RATE SYSTEM IS USED FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE, THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID TO THE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TABLE OF STORAGE ALLOWANCES IN THE COMMUTED RATE SCHEDULE * * *. HOWEVER, THE AMOUNT OF REIMBURSEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID FOR THE STORAGE.'

PRIOR REGULATIONS ARE TO THE SAME EFFECT. THEREFORE, SINCE THE EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN REIMBURSED FOR THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID FOR THE TEMPORARY STORAGE, SHE HAS BEEN REIMBURSED FOR ALL THE EXPENSES OF SUCH STORAGE TO WHICH SHE IS ENTITLED UNDER THE REGULATIONS.

THE VOUCHER, TOGETHER WITH RELATED PAPERS, IS RETURNED HEREWITH AND MAY NOT BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT.

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