A-18822, JULY 1, 1927, 7 COMP. GEN. 2

A-18822: Jul 1, 1927

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NO OBJECTION BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WILL BE RAISED TO THE PAYMENT TO EMPLOYEES ON THE JUNE 30 PAY ROLLS OF THE FEW CENTS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TOTAL YEARLY SALARIES NAMED IN THEIR APPOINTMENTS AND THE TOTAL OF THE PAYMENTS FOR THE YEAR WHEN MADE IN STRICT ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT SALARY TABLES ISSUED IN JULY. 1927: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 7. IT IS STATED THAT THE TOTAL YEARLY SALARY VARIES FROM THAT INDICATED IN THE SALARY TABLES. 699.92 IF THE SALARY TABLE IS STRICTLY FOLLOWED. IT HAVE TO REQUEST THAT YOU ADVISE ME WHETHER THE COLLECTOR MAY BE INSTRUCTED TO PAY THE EMPLOYEES IN AN AMOUNT FOR THIS MONTH SO AS TO BRING THEIR TOTAL YEARLY SALARIES UP TO THE STIPULATED AMOUNTS.

A-18822, JULY 1, 1927, 7 COMP. GEN. 2

COMPENSATION - GOVERNMENT SALARY TABLES IF ADMINISTRATIVELY DEEMED DESIRABLE, NO OBJECTION BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WILL BE RAISED TO THE PAYMENT TO EMPLOYEES ON THE JUNE 30 PAY ROLLS OF THE FEW CENTS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TOTAL YEARLY SALARIES NAMED IN THEIR APPOINTMENTS AND THE TOTAL OF THE PAYMENTS FOR THE YEAR WHEN MADE IN STRICT ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT SALARY TABLES ISSUED IN JULY, 1926.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, JULY 1, 1927:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 7, 1927, AS FOLLOWS:

I AM IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER FROM THE COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS AT OGDENSBURG, NEW YORK, REQUESTING TO BE INFORMED WHETHER THE PAYMENT OF SALARY TO THE EMPLOYEES IN HIS DISTRICT SHOULD BE MADE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH IN SUFFICIENT AMOUNTS SO AS TO BRING THEIR ANNUAL SALARY UP TO THE AMOUNTS STIPULATED IN THEIR LETTERS OF APPOINTMENT, OR WHETHER THE SALARY TABLE ISSUED BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE IN JULY, 1926, SHOULD BE FOLLOWED. IT IS STATED THAT THE TOTAL YEARLY SALARY VARIES FROM THAT INDICATED IN THE SALARY TABLES; FOR INSTANCE, AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVING $1,700 PER ANNUM CAN ONLY BE PAID $1,699.92 IF THE SALARY TABLE IS STRICTLY FOLLOWED.

IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT THE FIGURES AS SET FORTH BY THE COLLECTOR APPEAR TO BE CORRECT, IT HAVE TO REQUEST THAT YOU ADVISE ME WHETHER THE COLLECTOR MAY BE INSTRUCTED TO PAY THE EMPLOYEES IN AN AMOUNT FOR THIS MONTH SO AS TO BRING THEIR TOTAL YEARLY SALARIES UP TO THE STIPULATED AMOUNTS, OR WHETHER THE SCHEDULES AS SHOWN IN THE SALARY TABLES SHOULD BE FOLLOWED.

IN THE PREVIOUS SALARY TABLES DIFFERENT AMOUNTS WERE PAID IN DIFFERENT MONTHS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE TOTAL PAYMENTS FOR THE YEAR EQUAL THE TOTAL YEARLY SALARIES NAMED IN EMPLOYEES' APPOINTMENTS. IN THE JULY, 1926, TABLES THE PAYMENTS ARE DIRECTED TO BE THE SAME FOR EVERY MONTH IN THE YEAR. THE REASON FOR THE CHANGE WAS TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO USE THE SAME STENCIL PLATES IN MAKING UP THE PAY ROLL. THIS IS ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN THE CASE OF LARGE ROLLS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT SUCH CHANGE WAS ONLY MAKING GENERAL THE PRACTICE THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN FOLLOWED BY MANY LARGE ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS AND THAT THE LABOR-SAVING MADE POSSIBLE WARRANTED THE TRIFLING LOSS TO INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES.

HOWEVER, NO OBJECTION WILL BE RAISED TO THE PAYMENT TO EMPLOYEES OF THE ADDITIONAL 4 OR 8 CENTS INVOLVED ON THE JUNE 30 PAY ROLLS IF ADMINISTRATIVELY DEEMED DESIRABLE.