A-15648, SEPTEMBER 23, 1926, 6 COMP. GEN. 202

A-15648: Sep 23, 1926

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IS THE ENTIRE MONTH. THE INCREASES AND DECREASES IN COMPENSATION RESULTING FROM THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION OF A POSITION SHOULD BE MADE EFFECTIVE FROM THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IN WHICH NOTICE OF THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION IS RECEIVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE. THIS DECISION WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR ALLOCATIONS OR REALLOCATIONS. NOTICE OF WHICH IS RECEIVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 1. THE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR CONFIRMATION OF ITS UNDERSTANDING. THE MID-MONTH PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION IS IN EFFECT NOW REGARDED MERELY AS AN ADVANCE OF A PART OF THE PAY DUE FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. STATING THE RULE THAT INCREASES OR DECREASES IN COMPENSATION RESULTING FROM THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION OF A POSITION ARE EFFECTIVE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE PAY PERIOD CURRENT WHEN NOTICE OF THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION IS RECEIVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE.

A-15648, SEPTEMBER 23, 1926, 6 COMP. GEN. 202

CLASSIFICATION OF CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - EFFECTIVE DATE OF ALLOCATION AND REALLOCATION IN VIEW OF THE PROVISIONS OF GENERAL REGULATIONS NO. 54, DATED JULY 6, 1926, PRESCRIBING ONE PAY ROLL FOR EACH MONTH TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, THE "PAY PERIOD" WITHIN THE MEANING OF DECISIONS DATED SEPTEMBER 8, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 280, AND FEBRUARY 26, 1925, 4 COMP. GEN. 721, IS THE ENTIRE MONTH. THE INCREASES AND DECREASES IN COMPENSATION RESULTING FROM THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION OF A POSITION SHOULD BE MADE EFFECTIVE FROM THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IN WHICH NOTICE OF THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION IS RECEIVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE. THIS DECISION WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR ALLOCATIONS OR REALLOCATIONS, NOTICE OF WHICH IS RECEIVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 1926.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, SEPTEMBER 23, 1926:

CONSIDERATION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 10, 1926, AS FOLLOWS:

YOUR GENERAL REGULATION NO. 54, DATED JULY 6, 1926, PRESCRIBED ONE PAY ROLL FOR EACH MONTH TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE.

IN THIS CONNECTION I WISH TO REFER TO YOUR DECISIONS OF SEPTEMBER 8, 1924, FEBRUARY 26, 1925, AND APRIL 21, 1926, LAYING DOWN THE RULE THAT ALLOCATIONS MAY BE GIVEN EFFECT TO ONLY FOR THE THE PAY PERIOD CURRENT UPON THE DATE OF RECEIPT BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE ALLOCATION. UNDER THE NEW PAY-ROLL PROCEDURE THE PAY PERIOD COVERS THE ENTIRE MONTH, AND IT WOULD SEEM TO BE IN ACCORD WITH YOUR DECISIONS TO MAKE ALL CHANGES IN ALLOCATION EFFECTIVE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH AS BEING THE BEGINNING OF THE PAY PERIOD CURRENT. BEFORE CHANGING OUR PRESENT PRACTICE OR MAKING SUCH CHANGES EFFECTIVE ON THE 1ST AND 16TH HOWEVER, THE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR CONFIRMATION OF ITS UNDERSTANDING.

GENERAL REGULATIONS NO. 54, DATED JULY 6, 1926, PRESCRIBES THAT ONLY ONE PAY ROLL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE EACH MONTH. THE MID-MONTH PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION IS IN EFFECT NOW REGARDED MERELY AS AN ADVANCE OF A PART OF THE PAY DUE FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. THEREFORE, IN THE APPLICATION OF THE DECISIONS OF THIS OFFICE DATED SEPTEMBER 8, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 280, AND FEBRUARY 26, 1925, 4 COMP. GEN. 721, STATING THE RULE THAT INCREASES OR DECREASES IN COMPENSATION RESULTING FROM THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION OF A POSITION ARE EFFECTIVE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE PAY PERIOD CURRENT WHEN NOTICE OF THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION IS RECEIVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, THE "PAY PERIOD" MAY NOW BE REGARDED AS THE ENTIRE MONTH.

ACCORDINGLY, ALL INCREASES OR DECREASES IN COMPENSATION RESULTING FROM ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION OF A POSITION, NOTICE OF WHICH IS RECEIVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 1926, WILL BE MADE EFFECTIVE THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IN WHICH NOTICE OF THE ALLOCATION OR REALLOCATION IS RECEIVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE.