National Archives and Records Administration--Damage to Revolving Fund Records Caused by Building Failure
B-308822: May 2, 2007
The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, governs the interagency occupancy agreement between the General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for the Washington National Records Center building. Consistent with the Act and our past decisions involving GSA and the Federal Buildings Fund, we find that the interdepartmental waiver rule applies and GSA is not required to reimburse NARA for property damage. 57 Comp. Gen. 130 (1977). Operating reserves in NARA's records center revolving fund are available to cover the costs of repairing water damage to records that NARA stores for its federal agency customers caused by a building failure.