A-43810, AUGUST 15, 1932, 12 COMP. GEN. 245

A-43810: Aug 15, 1932

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PRESCRIBES MAINLY A RULE AND POLICY TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE OFFICIALS CHARGED BY LAW WITH THE DUTY OF SELECTING AND APPOINTING PERSONS TO THE CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE AND DOES NOT INVOLVE A MATTER UPON WHICH THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE IS AUTHORIZED TO RENDER A DECISION. YOUR SUBMISSION DOES NOT INVOLVE DIRECTLY A MATTER UPON WHICH THIS OFFICE IS AUTHORIZED TO RENDER A DECISION.

A-43810, AUGUST 15, 1932, 12 COMP. GEN. 245

ECONOMY ACT - PREFERENCES IN APPOINTMENTS THE PROVISION IN SECTION 213 OF THE ECONOMY ACT REQUIRING PREFERENCES IN APPOINTMENTS TO BE GIVEN TO PERSONS OTHER THAN MARRIED PERSONS LIVING WITH HUSBAND OR WIFE, SUCH HUSBAND OR WIFE BEING IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, PRESCRIBES MAINLY A RULE AND POLICY TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE OFFICIALS CHARGED BY LAW WITH THE DUTY OF SELECTING AND APPOINTING PERSONS TO THE CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE AND DOES NOT INVOLVE A MATTER UPON WHICH THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE IS AUTHORIZED TO RENDER A DECISION.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, AUGUST 15, 1932:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 2, 1932, REQUESTING DECISION BY THIS OFFICE WHETHER THE LAST SENTENCE OF SECTION 213 OF THE ECONOMY ACT OF JUNE 30, 1932, 47 STAT., 406, APPLIES TO TRANSFERS AND PROMOTIONS AS WELL AS TO ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS.

SAID SENTENCE--- THE LAST SENTENCE OF SECTION 213--- PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS:

* * * IN THE APPOINTMENT OF PERSONS TO THE CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE, PREFERENCE SHALL BE GIVEN TO PERSONS OTHER THAN MARRIED PERSONS LIVING WITH HUSBAND OR WIFE, SUCH HUSBAND OR WIFE BEING IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

THIS PROVISION PRESCRIBES MAINLY A RULE AND POLICY TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE OFFICIALS CHARGED BY LAW WITH THE DUTY OF SELECTING AND APPOINTING PERSONS TO THE CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE. THEREFORE, YOUR SUBMISSION DOES NOT INVOLVE DIRECTLY A MATTER UPON WHICH THIS OFFICE IS AUTHORIZED TO RENDER A DECISION.