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The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) requested a decision concerning two employees' liability for direct costs paid under a relocation services contract. GAO held that: (1) since both employees transferred back to their old duty station without completing the sales transaction, BPA was obligated to pay the relocation company directly for certain expenses incurred under the contract; and (2) there was no statutory requirement that BPA seek reimbursement, as long as the employees' transfer was in the government's best interest. Accordingly, BPA should not seek reimbursement.


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