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OPM Contact: Paul Britner
The claimant appeals from two earlier decisions by the General
Accounting Office (GAO) denying her claim for a retroactive step
increase. See GAO decision B-245735 and Z-2867227.(1) The
claimant's appeal does not allege any grounds for her step increase
that previously were not considered by the GAO in either of its
decisions. Accordingly, the claim is denied.
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
The GAO's authoirty to settle claims for Federal employee's
compensation and leave was transferred to the Office of Personnel
Management effective June 30, 1996. See 31 U.S.C.