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TIERNEY ACTUALLY WAS BILLED BY THE ALLIED VAN LINES FOR COST OF DRAYAGE FROM WAREHOUSE TO RESIDENCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $24.53 AND FOR WAREHOUSE HANDLING CHARGES IN THE AMOUNT OF $5.45.

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B-150153, FEB. 21, 1963

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

YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 17, 1962, REQUESTS REVIEW AND CLARIFICATION OF OUR DECISION OF NOVEMBER 16, 1962, B-150153, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF A VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF MRS. NATALIE M. TIERNEY, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS SERVICES CENTER, FOR $29.98.

IN YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 18, 1962, IT APPEARED THAT MRS. TIERNEY CLAIMED REIMBURSEMENT FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE BASED UPON THE COMMUTED RATE SYSTEM WHEREAS THE ACTUAL COST OF SUCH STORAGE APPARENTLY AMOUNTED TO $10.90 FOR WHICH SHE HAD BEEN REIMBURSED. BASED ON THE INFORMATION THEN OF RECORD WE SAID THAT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2.1E OF ATTACHMENT A OF BUREAU OF THE BUDGET CIRCULAR NO. A-56, EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 1962, THE AMOUNT ALLOWABLE FOR THE STORAGE COULD NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID THEREFOR.

HOWEVER, THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NOW FURNISHED SHOWS THAT MRS. TIERNEY ACTUALLY WAS BILLED BY THE ALLIED VAN LINES FOR COST OF DRAYAGE FROM WAREHOUSE TO RESIDENCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $24.53 AND FOR WAREHOUSE HANDLING CHARGES IN THE AMOUNT OF $5.45.

SINCE THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNT CLAIMED ON THE VOUCHER, $29.98, REPRESENTS CHARGES INCIDENT TO STORAGE OF THE EFFECTS AND SINCE SUCH AMOUNT WHEN ADDED TO THE $10.90 PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED DOES NOT EXCEED THE COMMUTED RATE FOR STORAGE THE VOUCHER MAY NOW BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.

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