A-4181, AUGUST 1, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 143

A-4181: Aug 1, 1924

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CLASSIFICATION OF CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - ALLOCATION OF POSITIONS THE COMPENSATION OF WHICH IS PAID FROM MORE THAN ONE APPROPRIATION - RATE OF COMPENSATION IN THE ALLOCATION OF A "POSITION" UNDER THE CLASSIFICATION ACT OF MARCH 4. THE PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION BOARD IS REQUIRED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ALL DUTIES ATTACHED THERETO REGARDLESS OF THE DIFFERENT APPROPRIATIONS. WAS $3. 1924: I HAVE YOUR REQUEST OF JULY 16. ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ACTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR IS HEREBY REQUIRED TO ACT AS DISBURSING CLERK OF THE SEE ACT OF JANUARY 24. PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS. * * * AND HEREAFTER THE DISBURSING CLERK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR IS HEREBY REQUIRED TO ACT AAS DISBURSING CLERK OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL.

A-4181, AUGUST 1, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 143

CLASSIFICATION OF CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - ALLOCATION OF POSITIONS THE COMPENSATION OF WHICH IS PAID FROM MORE THAN ONE APPROPRIATION - RATE OF COMPENSATION IN THE ALLOCATION OF A "POSITION" UNDER THE CLASSIFICATION ACT OF MARCH 4, 1923, 42 STAT. 1488, THE PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION BOARD IS REQUIRED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ALL DUTIES ATTACHED THERETO REGARDLESS OF THE DIFFERENT APPROPRIATIONS, OR FUNDS FROM WHICH DIFFERENT PORTIONS OF THE AGGREGATE COMPENSATION MAY BE PAYABLE, AND IN FIXING THE RATE OF COMPENSATION OF THE POSITION AS ALLOCATED WITHIN THE PROPER GRADE, THE AGGREGATE OF COMPENSATION REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE MUST BE INCLUDED. THE COMPENSATION OF JUNE 30, 1924, ATTACHING TO THE POSITION OF CHIEF DISBURSING CLERK, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, HAVING BEEN $3,500, INCLUDING $2,500 FOR DISBURSEMENT OF INTERIOR DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS AND $1,000 FOR DISBURSEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL, AND THE POSITION HAVING BEEN ALLOCATED IN GRADE 10, CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND FISCAL SERVICE, THE INITIAL SALARY OF THE POSITION ON JULY 1, 1924, UNDER RULE 3 OF SECTION 6 OF THE CLASSIFICATION ACT OF MARCH 4, 1923, 42 STAT. 1490, WAS $3,500.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, AUGUST 1, 1924:

I HAVE YOUR REQUEST OF JULY 16, 1924, FOR DECISION AS TO THE SALARY PROPERLY PAYABLE TO THE CHIEF DISBURSING CLERK, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, UNDER THE CLASSIFICATION ACT OF 1923.

IT APPEARS THAT THE POSITION HAS BEEN ALLOCATED IN GRADE 10 OF THE CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND FISCAL SERVICE, AND THAT THE RATE OF COMPENSATION HAS BEEN FIXED AT $3,500 PER ANNUM WITHIN THAT GRADE.

IN THE PAST, ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ACTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR IS HEREBY REQUIRED TO ACT AS DISBURSING CLERK OF THE SEE ACT OF JANUARY 24, 1923, 42 STAT. 1174, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1924. THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1879, 20 STAT. 391, PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS.

* * * AND HEREAFTER THE DISBURSING CLERK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR IS HEREBY REQUIRED TO ACT AAS DISBURSING CLERK OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL, AND TO DISBURSE ALL MONEYS APPROPRIATED FOR THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE GROUNDS, AND TO RECEIVE AN ANNUAL COMPENSATION OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO BE PAID OUT OF SAID APPROPRIATION.

THEREFORE PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1924, THE DISBURSING CLERK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, KNOWN AS "CHIEF DISBURSING CLERK," WAS REQUIRED, IN ADDITION TO HIS OTHER DUTIES, TO ACT AS DISBURSING CLERK OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL, AND WAS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE FOR HIS ENTIRE SERVICES THE AGGREGATE SUM OF ($2,500 PLUS $1,000) $3,500.

APPROPRIATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1925, IN THE ACT OF JUNE 7, 1924, 43 STAT. 586, UNDER THE HEADING "ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL," FOR "COMPENSATION TO DISBURSING CLERK, $1,000.'

THE DISBURSING CLERK IS CONTENDING THAT THE ALLOCATION OF HIS "POSITION" AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR TO GRADE 10 OF THE CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND FISCAL SERVICE WITH A MINIMUM SALARY OF $3,300, SHOULD BE BASED EXCLUSIVELY ON HIS DUTIES REQUIRING DISBURSEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS PROVIDED FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, AND THAT THE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION OF $1,000 AUTHORIZED FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS PROVIDED FOR THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL DOES NOT PROPERLY ENTER INTO THE MATTER.

THE ENACTMENT OF 1879 DID NOT CREATE A POSITION SEPARATE FROM THAT OF THE DISBURSING CLERK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUT ADDED AN ADDITIONAL DUTY TO THE POSITION OF THE DEPARTMENT DISBURSING CLERK AND AUTHORIZED THE OBLIGATION OF THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL FOR $1,000 TO PAY FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ADDITIONAL DUTY. DECISION OF APRIL 18, 1918, 85 MS. COMP. DEC. 231.

IN THE ALLOCATION OF A "POSITION" UNDER THE TERMS OF THE CLASSIFICATION ACT OF 1923, THE PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION BOARD IS REQUIRED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ALL DUTIES ATTACHING THERETO REGARDLESS OF THE DIFFERENT APPROPRIATIONS OR FUNDS FROM WHICH DIFFERENT PORTIONS OF THE COMPENSATION FOR SUCH DUTIES MAY BE PAYABLE. IN FIXING THE RATE OF COMPENSATION WITHIN THE GRADE AS ALLOCATED THE AGGREGATE OF COMPENSATION RECEIVED ON JUNE 30, 1924, REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE, MUST BE INCLUDED.

THE CLASSIFICATION SHEET, A COPY OF WHICH HAS BEEN FURNISHED, PROPERLY INCLUDED AS A DUTY OF THE POSITION OF CHIEF DISBURSING CLERK, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, THE FOLLOWING:

DISBURSES ALL APPROPRIATIONS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE U.S. CAPITOL, FOR WHICH HE RECEIVES $1,000 PER ANNUM, INCLUDED IN ABOVE SALARY.

ASSUMING THE POSITION TO HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ALLOCATED IN GRADE 10 OF THE CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND FISCAL SERVICE, IN WHICH THERE IS A SALARY RATE OF $3,500, THE INITIAL SALARY OF THE POSITION ON JULY 1, 1924, WAS $3,500. SEE RULE 3, SECTION 6, OF THE CLASSIFICATION ACT.