A-4179, AUGUST 22, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 198

A-4179: Aug 22, 1924

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ARE NOT ENTITLED TO EXTRA PAY THEREFOR. PER DIEM EMPLOYEES OF THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT AT LARGE ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR REGULAR PER DIEM RATE OF PAY FOR WORK PERFORMED ON A NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN ADDITION TO THE GRATUITY PAY ALLOWED FOR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS BY THE ACT OF JANUARY 6. IN WHICH WERE DISALLOWED ITEMS TOTALING $92 COVERING PAYMENTS TO PER DIEM EMPLOYEES OF THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT AT LARGE FOR WORK PERFORMED ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS DURING THE PERIOD FROM JUNE 15 TO SEPTEMBER 15. THE MATTER OF SUCH PAYMENTS WAS CONSIDERED IN DECISION OF MAY 10. IT WAS DETERMINED SUCH PAYMENTS WERE NOT AUTHORIZED. THERE WAS ALSO DISALLOWED IN SAID SETTLEMENT CREDIT FOR $8 COVERING PAYMENTS TO TWO PER DIEM EMPLOYEES FOR WORK PERFORMED ON THE FOURTH OF JULY IN ADDITION TO THE GRATUITY PAY FOR THAT DAY.

A-4179, AUGUST 22, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 198

COMPENSATION - HOLIDAYS - PER DIEM EMPLOYEES PER DIEM EMPLOYEES OF THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT AT LARGE WHO PERFORMED WORK ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS DURING THE PERIOD FROM JUNE 15 TO SEPTEMBER 15, 1923, ARE NOT ENTITLED TO EXTRA PAY THEREFOR. PER DIEM EMPLOYEES OF THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT AT LARGE ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR REGULAR PER DIEM RATE OF PAY FOR WORK PERFORMED ON A NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN ADDITION TO THE GRATUITY PAY ALLOWED FOR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS BY THE ACT OF JANUARY 6, 1885, 23 STAT. 516.

DECISION BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL, AUGUST 22, 1924:

COL. C. W. KUTZ, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, HAS APPLIED FOR REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT NO. M-6926-W, DATED APRIL 30, 1924, IN WHICH WERE DISALLOWED ITEMS TOTALING $92 COVERING PAYMENTS TO PER DIEM EMPLOYEES OF THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT AT LARGE FOR WORK PERFORMED ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS DURING THE PERIOD FROM JUNE 15 TO SEPTEMBER 15, 1923.

THE MATTER OF SUCH PAYMENTS WAS CONSIDERED IN DECISION OF MAY 10, 1924, A -2534, AND IT WAS DETERMINED SUCH PAYMENTS WERE NOT AUTHORIZED.

THERE WAS ALSO DISALLOWED IN SAID SETTLEMENT CREDIT FOR $8 COVERING PAYMENTS TO TWO PER DIEM EMPLOYEES FOR WORK PERFORMED ON THE FOURTH OF JULY IN ADDITION TO THE GRATUITY PAY FOR THAT DAY. IT HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY HELD THAT A PERMANENT PER DIEM EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO HIS REGULAR PER DIEM RATE OF PAY WHEN REQUIRED TO WORK ON A NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN ADDITION TO THE GRATUITY PAY ALLOWED FOR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS BY THE ACT OF JANUARY 6, 1885, 23 STAT. 516.

SEE 13 COMP. DEC. 40; 24 ID. 529, AND DECISION OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL JANUARY 11, 1924, 3 COMP. GEN. 411.

UPON REVIEW THE ITEM OF $8 IS CERTIFIED FOR CREDIT IN THE OFFICER'S ACCOUNT.