Decisions of the Comptroller General
of the United States

This page was last revised on December 27, 1999.

The Comptroller General, the head of the General Accounting Office (GAO), issues decisions in the following areas of federal law. These decisions are prepared by GAO's Office of General Counsel. Each Decision is identified by a numbering system beginning with B-(number). Decisions are uniquely identified by B-number and date. Decisions issued within the past 60 days are available in the following subject areas:

Military and Civilian Personnel Pay and Allowances decisions are no longer being issued by GAO. For more information, see: Functions Transferred to the Executive Branch.

Within each area of law, Decisions are arranged in descending B-number order. Listings include title (sometimes truncated), B-number and date.

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