A-16184, NOVEMBER 17, 1926, 6 COMP. GEN. 343

A-16184: Nov 17, 1926

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" PREVIOUSLY REQUIRED TO BE PLACED OPPOSITE THE NAME OF EACH EMPLOYEE ON THE PAY ROLL WHO IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE RETIREMENT ACT WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED. IN REFERENCE TO THE MAKING OF ALL DEDUCTIONS THAT HAVE ACCRUED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE PAY ROLL WILL BE SUFFICIENT. 1926: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 14. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THIS GENERAL CERTIFICATION SUPERSEDE THE USE OF THE PRESENT NOTATION MADE ON THE ROLLS IN EACH CASE THAT THE EMPLOYEE IS "NOT WITHIN THE ACT OF MAY 22. SINCE IT WAS FIRST DETERMINED THAT THIS NOTATION WOULD BE REQUIRED ON THE PAY ROLLS IN ALL CASES WHERE EMPLOYEES WERE NOT WITHIN THE RETIREMENT ACT. IT HAS BEEN REQUIRED THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE CERTIFICATE PLACED ON PAY ROLLS SHOULD INCLUDE A CERTIFICATE "THAT DEDUCTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FROM THE COMPENSATION OF ALL EMPLOYEES AGAINST WHOM CHARGES HAVE ACCRUED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE PAY ROLL.'.

A-16184, NOVEMBER 17, 1926, 6 COMP. GEN. 343

RETIREMENT, CIVILIAN - CERTIFICATION OF PAY-ROLL DEDUCTIONS THE NOTATION "NOT WITHIN THE ACT OF MAY 22, 1920," PREVIOUSLY REQUIRED TO BE PLACED OPPOSITE THE NAME OF EACH EMPLOYEE ON THE PAY ROLL WHO IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE RETIREMENT ACT WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED. THE GENERAL CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE REGULATION NO. 34, SUPPLEMENT NO. 2, IN REFERENCE TO THE MAKING OF ALL DEDUCTIONS THAT HAVE ACCRUED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE PAY ROLL WILL BE SUFFICIENT.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, NOVEMBER 17, 1926:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 14, 1926, SUGGESTING THAT A GENERAL CERTIFICATION ON PAY ROLLS MIGHT BE A SUFFICIENT CERTIFICATION OF THE MAKING OF RETIREMENT DEDUCTIONS IN ALL PROPER CASES. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THIS GENERAL CERTIFICATION SUPERSEDE THE USE OF THE PRESENT NOTATION MADE ON THE ROLLS IN EACH CASE THAT THE EMPLOYEE IS "NOT WITHIN THE ACT OF MAY 22, 1920.'

SINCE IT WAS FIRST DETERMINED THAT THIS NOTATION WOULD BE REQUIRED ON THE PAY ROLLS IN ALL CASES WHERE EMPLOYEES WERE NOT WITHIN THE RETIREMENT ACT, THE ORIGINAL RETIREMENT ACT HAS BEEN AMENDED SO AS TO REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF AN INDIVIDUAL RECORD OF THE DEDUCTIONS PERTAINING TO EACH EMPLOYEE. IN ADDITION, IN CONNECTION WITH SECTION 3 OF THE ACT APPROVED MARCH 2, 1926, 44 STAT. 161, IT HAS BEEN REQUIRED THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE CERTIFICATE PLACED ON PAY ROLLS SHOULD INCLUDE A CERTIFICATE "THAT DEDUCTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FROM THE COMPENSATION OF ALL EMPLOYEES AGAINST WHOM CHARGES HAVE ACCRUED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE PAY ROLL.'

IN VIEW THEREOF IT IS NOT BELIEVED NECESSARY, FOR THE PRESENT AT LEAST, TO REQUIRE ON PAY ROLLS OPPOSITE THE NAME OF EACH EMPLOYEE WHO IS NOT WITHIN THE RETIREMENT ACT, A SPECIFIC NOTATION THAT SUCH EMPLOYEE IS NOT WITHIN THE RETIREMENT ACT, NOR TO REQUIRE ANY SIMILAR GENERAL CERTIFICATION IN REGARD TO THIS MATTER OTHER THAN THE CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY GENERAL REGULATIONS NO. 34, SUPPLEMENT NO. 2, IN REFERENCE TO THE MAKING OF ALL DEDUCTIONS THAT HAVE ACCRUED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE PAY ROLL.