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Comments on Interior Employee's Claim for Overtime Compensation

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1971-03-02.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

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                              COMPTROLLER GENERAL
                                                    OF THE UNITED sTATES
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     *. David . Wae

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     Alaska Read Camisni. Th comittee has thoroughly revieved
     this request and in not, convinoce that the equities of these
     claim a" suicient     to warrant approval of the requested
     appropriation. 2hese matter. should be presented to the Court
     of Claim where Judicial processes ae available to wighb all
     relevant consmiderations and to ascertain the equities Involved.
     1Tw eurt can also establish whether or not any offsets- ight
     be due the Govermet The action of the comittee in denying
     this appropriation shovId not be considered as prejuicial to
     any litigation which might enSmu.*
      becaue of the action by the Cdttea Oat the claim be redueed to
Judgmt by the Cmut of Claim before an anrsiation therefor would be
mde,, ur Office canceled the settIemets Ilu1ing that In favor of
Mr. Andehs,. Tbereater approxatey 30 of the indlvidmala on whose
cla; settlmQtJ we Issued but later canceled by our Office, es
described aloes, have been etae4 Judgmet In the Court of Claim under
decision of that Cmwt holding that our issance of a aettlemat and the
elaimat s aoqaiestcsw therin constituted an '*ccord" which gave rise
to a cwne of action upou vlbih the court mm emwed tozder Judg-
mot, aside from the irits of the original claim.     wrw          States,
123 Ct. C1. 474# certiorari diedk     5 U.s. 956; And"s vd
Staftes 126 Ct. Cl. 571; Al    vbiin     States I, l  d. 204t d.782, 783
(tatiseal entry). We hae no'b           of ny cl           ca ibalf of
Mr. Anderson being included 5. the group of 300 or mor who obtained such
jw4axta.    Of coueq the statut. of limitatiom applicable to the Court
of W      (6 years)'oult1d als proclude any action at this time in that
Ci;Wbamed qpon the holdiag ir the caes cited ab . Several bills
have beam introduced in the Cangreas to confer Jurisdiction upon the
Cout of Claim to reader jiudgut uo thee claim without regard to the
statute of limitationx, however, noe of these bills ma ever enacted into
law.
     Simn no fadf are available for the paymnt of                          the clai of
Mr. Andereo by o Office aal since no suit appea                            to have been       led
by or es behalf of his In the Cow% of Claim within                         the prescribed tim
linitatio., there Is so mins wbereby pamnt of his                          cla   can be effected
at this tim.
     We trust that the fioregong win be of assistance to ym in prepring
a reply to Mr. Anderson and, iso, that It will ser                          to expain why the
settlement in his favor has been canceled and may not now be paid.


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                                      Sacerely   You",




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