A-15577, SEPTEMBER 29, 1926, 6 COMP. GEN. 220

A-15577: Sep 29, 1926

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POWER IT IS PROPERLY CHARGEABLE WITH THE COST OF SUCH ITEMS FURNISHED ENLISTED MEN OF THE MEDICAL CORPS OF THE NAVY DETAILED AT THE MARINE CORPS BASE. THERE IS NO AUTHORITY FOR REIMBURSING SAID APPROPRIATION FROM AN APPROPRIATION OF THE NAVY FOR THE COST OF SUCH ITEMS FURNISHED SAID NAVY PERSONNEL. 1926: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 1. IT APPEARS THAT THE ENLISTED MEN ARE DETAILED AT THE MARINE CORPS BASE FOR DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE CARE OF CASUALTIES AND THE GENERAL HEALTH OF THE MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL. THEY ARE FURNISHED QUARTERS AND SUBSISTENCE IN KIND BY THE MARINE CORPS. MARINE CORPS" WHICH IS SUBSEQUENTLY REIMBURSED FROM THE APPROPRIATION "PROVISIONS. " WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY AVAILABLE FOR "QUARTERS AND SUBSISTENCE OF MEN ON DETACHED DUTY.'.

A-15577, SEPTEMBER 29, 1926, 6 COMP. GEN. 220

DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS - REIMBURSEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS BETWEEN SERVICES SINCE THE APPROPRIATION "GENERAL EXPENSES, MARINE CORPS" PROVIDES SPECIFICALLY FOR FUEL, HEAT, LIGHT, AND POWER IT IS PROPERLY CHARGEABLE WITH THE COST OF SUCH ITEMS FURNISHED ENLISTED MEN OF THE MEDICAL CORPS OF THE NAVY DETAILED AT THE MARINE CORPS BASE, QUANTICO, VA., FOR DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE GENERAL HEALTH OF THE MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL AND WHO OCCUPY QUARTERS AT SAID PLACE, AND THERE IS NO AUTHORITY FOR REIMBURSING SAID APPROPRIATION FROM AN APPROPRIATION OF THE NAVY FOR THE COST OF SUCH ITEMS FURNISHED SAID NAVY PERSONNEL.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1926:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1926, ASKING THE PROPER APPROPRIATION CHARGEABLE WITH THE COST OF FUEL, ELECTRICAL CURRENT, ETC., FURNISHED TO ENLISTED MEN OF THE HOSPITAL CORPS OF THE NAVY OCCUPYING QUARTERS AT THE MARINE CORPS BASE, QUANTICO, VA.

IT APPEARS THAT THE ENLISTED MEN ARE DETAILED AT THE MARINE CORPS BASE FOR DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE CARE OF CASUALTIES AND THE GENERAL HEALTH OF THE MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL. THEY ARE FURNISHED QUARTERS AND SUBSISTENCE IN KIND BY THE MARINE CORPS, THE COST OF SUBSISTENCE BEING PAID FOR IN THE FIRST INSTANCE FROM THE APPROPRIATION "GENERAL EXPENSES, MARINE CORPS" WHICH IS SUBSEQUENTLY REIMBURSED FROM THE APPROPRIATION "PROVISIONS, NAVY, BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND COUNTS," WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY AVAILABLE FOR "QUARTERS AND SUBSISTENCE OF MEN ON DETACHED DUTY.'

THE APPROPRIATION "GENERAL EXPENSES, MARINE CORPS" PROVIDES:

FOR EVERY EXPENDITURE REQUISITE FOR, AND INCIDENT TO, THE AUTHORIZED WORK OF THE MARINE CORPS, OTHER THAN AS APPROPRIATED FOR UNDER THE HEADINGS OF PAY AND SALARIES, AS FOLLOWS:

FOR FUEL, HEAT, LIGHT, AND POWER, * * *.

THE QUARTERS FURNISHED ARE PUBLIC QUARTERS, THE HEATING AND LIGHTING OF WHICH IS APPROPRIATED FOR AS SUCH. THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE ANY OTHER APPROPRIATION UNDER THE NAVY WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY AVAILABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF SUCH ITEMS AS ARE HEREIN CONSIDERED. THE OCCUPATION OF QUARTERS BY THE HOSPITAL CORPS DOES NOT APPARENTLY INVOLVE HEATING AND LIGHTING SEPARATELY FROM THE HEATING AND LIGHTING OF THE BUILDING GENERALLY, FOR WHICH THERE IS A SPECIFIC APPROPRIATION.

ACCORDINGLY, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THE APPROPRIATION "GENERAL EXPENSES, MARINE CORPS" MAY NOT BE REIMBURSED THE COST OF FUEL, ELECTRIC CURRENT, ETC., FURNISHED TO ENLISTED MEN OF THE HOSPITAL CORPS OF THE NAVY OCCUPYING PUBLIC QUARTERS AT THE MARINE CORPS BASE, QUANTICO, VA. SEE DECISION TO YOU DATED DECEMBER 19, 1925, A-11435.