A-18405, MAY 21, 1927, 6 COMP. GEN. 758

A-18405: May 21, 1927

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WHOSE POSITION WAS REALLOCATED AND HIS SALARY INCREASED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ASSIGNMENT OF ADDITIONAL DUTIES IS ENTITLED TO THE INCREASE OF SALARY ONLY FROM THE DATE OF THE APPROVAL OF THE REALLOCATION BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR. REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON AN INCLOSED VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF L. IT APPEARS THAT THE PAYEE OF THE VOUCHER IS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ST. THE REQUEST WAS APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR AUGUST 28. L. DAVIS FOR $60 IN PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED AS CARETAKER OF THE FORT MARION NATIONAL MONUMENT WITH THE REQUEST FOR DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON WAS AUTHORIZED. WAS HELD IN DECISION OF JANUARY 4. THAT PAYMENT WAS NOT AUTHORIZED. IN SAID DECISION IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE QUESTION WHETHER THE ADDITION OF THE DUTIES OF CARETAKER OF THE MONUMENT TO THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT OF THE CEMETERY WOULD JUSTIFY A REALLOCATION OF THE POSITION AND HENCE AN INCREASE IN THE SALARY THEREOF WAS NOT FOR CONSIDERATION BY THIS OFFICE.

A-18405, MAY 21, 1927, 6 COMP. GEN. 758

CLASSIFICATION OF CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - FIELD SERVICE - EFFECTIVE DATE OF REALLOCATION A CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE FIELD SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, WHOSE POSITION WAS REALLOCATED AND HIS SALARY INCREASED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ASSIGNMENT OF ADDITIONAL DUTIES IS ENTITLED TO THE INCREASE OF SALARY ONLY FROM THE DATE OF THE APPROVAL OF THE REALLOCATION BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO CAPT. W. H. SUTHERLAND, UNITED STATES ARMY, MAY 21, 1927:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, BY FIRST INDORSEMENT OF THE CHIEF OF FINANCE, YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 23, 1927, REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON AN INCLOSED VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF L. L. DAVIS COVERING INCREASE IN SALARY FROM NOVEMBER 1, 1926, TO JANUARY 31, 1927.

IT APPEARS THAT THE PAYEE OF THE VOUCHER IS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE (FLA.) NATIONAL CEMETERY; AND THAT ON AUGUST 25, 1925, THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL REQUESTED AUTHORITY TO PAY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE CEMETERY $720 PER ANNUM FOR PERFORMING THE DUTIES OF CARETAKER OF THE FORT MARION (FLA.) NATIONAL MONUMENT IN ADDITION TO HIS PAY OF $1,080 PER ANNUM AS SUPERINTENDENT, MAKING HIS TOTAL YEARLY SALARY $1,800. THE REQUEST WAS APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR AUGUST 28, 1925.

UNDER DATE OF DECEMBER 10, 1926, THE DISBURSING CLERK OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT SUBMITTED A VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF L. L. DAVIS FOR $60 IN PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED AS CARETAKER OF THE FORT MARION NATIONAL MONUMENT WITH THE REQUEST FOR DECISION WHETHER PAYMENT THEREON WAS AUTHORIZED. WAS HELD IN DECISION OF JANUARY 4, 1927, 6 COMP. GEN. 435, THAT PAYMENT WAS NOT AUTHORIZED, THE REASON ASSIGNED BEING THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY NOT BE PAID THE SALARY OF TWO SEPARATE AND DISTINCT POSITIONS IN THE SAME DEPARTMENT OR ESTABLISHMENT EVEN THOUGH THE COMBINED SALARIES THEREOF DO NOT EXCEED THE RATE OF $2,000 PER ANNUM. IN SAID DECISION IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE QUESTION WHETHER THE ADDITION OF THE DUTIES OF CARETAKER OF THE MONUMENT TO THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT OF THE CEMETERY WOULD JUSTIFY A REALLOCATION OF THE POSITION AND HENCE AN INCREASE IN THE SALARY THEREOF WAS NOT FOR CONSIDERATION BY THIS OFFICE.

ON JANUARY 27, 1927, THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL RECOMMENDED THAT THE DUTIES OF CARETAKER OF THE FORT MARION AND FORT MATANZAS NATIONAL MONUMENTS BE ADDED TO THE DUTIES OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE NATIONAL CEMETERY AND THAT HIS SALARY BE INCREASED TO $1,800 PER ANNUM TO BE EFFECTIVE FROM NOVEMBER 1, 1926. THE RECOMMENDATION WAS APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR JANUARY 28, 1927.

REALLOCATION OF POSITIONS IN THE FIELD SERVICE ARE MADE UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ACT OF DECEMBER 6, 1924, 43 STAT. 704, AS EXTENDED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1927 BY SECTION 2 OF THE ACT OF MARCH 2, 1926, 44 STAT. 161, BY THE HEADS OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS AND INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS. SUCH REALLOCATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION BOARD FOR APPROVAL BEFORE BECOMING EFFECTIVE. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF REALLOCATION OF FIELD SERVICE POSITIONS IS THE DATE OF APPROVAL THEREOF BY THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT.

ACCORDINGLY THE REALLOCATION OF THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE NATIONAL CEMETERY TO INCLUDE THE ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF CARETAKER OF THE FORT MARION AND FORT MATANZAS NATIONAL MONUMENTS BECAME EFFECTIVE JANUARY 28, 1927, THE DATE OF THE APPROVAL THEREOF BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR, AND HE IS ENTITLED TO THE INCREASE OF SALARY ONLY FROM THAT DATE.