# 2015-102 - Recovery of Overpayment

Recovery of Overpayment

Case Summary

F&R Date: 2015–07–16

The grievor disputed the claims of Client Services Orderly Room (CSOR) staff that he received a cash advance of $800 for compassionate travel assistance (CTA), which needed to be repaid. The grievor acknowledged having received two CTA cash advances, but argued that an investigation into the matter failed to prove that he had actually received the $800 in question. As such, the grievor requested reimbursement of the funds that had been recovered from his pay.

The IA concluded that although cash advance standard operating procedures had not been adhered to, as the grievor's signature had not been obtained for the funds issued, it was beyond a reasonable doubt that the grievor had received the funds from the CSOR cashier. The IA determined that the recovery of the funds was justified and denied the grievance.

The Committee found that the conclusions drawn following the financial investigation, as well as those drawn by the IA, were flawed and unsupported by facts. Consequently, the Committee determined that there was a lack of evidence to conclude that the $800 had actually been disbursed to the grievor. Furthermore, the Committee found that in accordance with article 201.05 of the Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces, the liability for the unaccounted cash actually remained with the CSOR cashier.

The Committee recommended that the grievor be reimbursed the funds that had been recovered from him.

CDS Decision Summary

CDS Decision Date: 2016–01–06

Case withdrawn at Final Authority level.

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