Woodwell v. United States
214 U.S. 82 (1909)

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Woodwell v. United States, 214 U.S. 82 (1909)

Woodwell v. United States

No. 143

Argued April 8, 12, 1909

Decided May 17, 1909

214 U.S. 82

Syllabus

Where there is no specific provision in the appropriation for government work and there is no intention of the department in which a government employee is employed to call upon him to fill another separate and distinct office, his designation by the head of his department to do certain work for another department does not entitle him to extra compensation; and, under § 1765, Rev.Stat., he cannot be allowed extra compensation therefor, even though the service be of value to the government, are rendered out of hours, and are in addition to the full performance of his regular employment.

41 Ct.Cl. 357 affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

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