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Office of the General Counsel

Matter of: [Claimant]
File Number: 00-0014
OPM Contact: Melissa Drummond


President, AFGE Local [#]


Dear [name]:

This is in response to your letter requesting waiver of collection for erroneous payments on behalf of [claimant].

The Office of Personnel Management does not have the authority to waive collection of debts incurred by employees of other Federal agencies. Within the Department of Defense, the authority to waive collection of erroneous payments from civilian employees is delegated to the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). Their address and telephone number are as follows:

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals Claims Division
P.O. Box 3656 Arlington, Virginia 22203
(703) 696-8524

We regret that we cannot be of assistance to you in this matter.


Melissa A. Drummond
Program Manager

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