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An individual disputed the U.S. Customs Service's computation of his equalization allowance upon his return from an overseas assignment and reemployment with Customs, contending that Customs underpaid his housing allowances and salary and benefits. GAO held that Customs properly computed the employee's equalization allowance salary and benefits for the entire 5 years he was employed abroad, including a negative amount for when his salary and benefits were greater than the federal government's. Accordingly, the claim was denied.


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