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Office of the General Counsel

Date: August 12, 1998
Matter of: [xxx]
File Number: S001979

OPM Contact: Paul Britner

Former employee of the [agency] alleges that the government owes him $417.49 from his 1961 employment.

As provided in 31 U.S.C. 3702(b)(1), every claim against the United States is barred unless such claim is received within 6 years after the date such claim first accrued. The Barring Act specifically prescribes the time within which a claim must be received in order for it to be considered on its merits. We have no authority to disregard the provisions of that Act or waive the time limitation it imposes.

This settlement is final. No further administrative review is available within OPM. Nothing in this settlement limits the claimant's right to bring an action in an appropriate United States Court.

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