United States Secret Service Relief of Accountable Officer for Funds Lost in the Destruction of the World Trade Center, B-300677, June 19, 2003
B-300677: Jun 19, 2003
Gallahan: This is in response to your April 17. BACKGROUND The record indicates that the Field Office's confidential fund was maintained to provide for the payment of expenses and rewards for services and information incurred in Secret Service investigations. Maintaining and administering the funds was part of Mr. The funds were kept in a locked safe with limited access. The locked safe was stored in the New York Field Office. Which was located at 7 World Trade Center. 646.20 was physically lost when the World Trade Center was destroyed in a terrorist attack. Our Office is authorized to relieve accountable officers of responsibility for a physical loss of government funds if we concur in the determination by the agency that: (a) the loss occurred while the accountable officer was carrying out official duties.