A-44487, SEPTEMBER 20, 1932, 12 COMP. GEN. 367

A-44487: Sep 20, 1932

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ECONOMY ACT - FURLOUGH DEDUCTIONS - FRACTIONAL PART OF A DAY IF AN EMPLOYEE IS GRANTED LEGISLATIVE FURLOUGH OF ONE-HALF A DAY. FOR WHICH ONE AND ONE-FOURTH DAYS' PAY IS DEDUCTED. FOR WHICH FIVE DAYS' PAY WAS DEDUCTED. SHOULD HAVE DEDUCTED FROM HIS CHECK FOR TWO DAYS' FURLOUGH OR FOR JUST ONE DAY'S FURLOUGH. IS CORRECT. THAT IS.

A-44487, SEPTEMBER 20, 1932, 12 COMP. GEN. 367

ECONOMY ACT - FURLOUGH DEDUCTIONS - FRACTIONAL PART OF A DAY IF AN EMPLOYEE IS GRANTED LEGISLATIVE FURLOUGH OF ONE-HALF A DAY, FOR WHICH ONE AND ONE-FOURTH DAYS' PAY IS DEDUCTED, HE MAY BE GRANTED THE OTHER ONE-HALF DAY'S LEGISLATIVE FURLOUGH WITHOUT FURTHER DEDUCTION FROM HIS COMPENSATION.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO J. G. MOORE, SEPTEMBER 20, 1932:

CONSIDERATION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 3, 1932, AS FOLLOWS:

IN RENDERING OUR SEMIMONTHLY PAY ROLL FOR THE CUSTODIAN EMPLOYEES AT THIS OFFICE, WE FIND THAT ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES HAD NO ACCRUED FURLOUGH TIME UP TO AUGUST 15, HAVING FURLOUGHED TWO DAYS THE LATTER PART OF JULY AND TWO DAYS THE FIRST PART OF AUGUST, FOR WHICH FIVE DAYS' PAY WAS DEDUCTED, OR A DAY AND A QUARTER FOR EACH DAY'S FURLOUGH.

DURING THE PAY PERIOD FROM AUGUST 16 TO AUGUST 31 THIS EMPLOYEE FURLOUGHED ON AUGUST 30 ONE-HALF DAY, AND ON AUGUST 31 ONE-HALF DAY. PLEASE ADVISE THIS OFFICE IF THE EMPLOYEE IN FURLOUGHING AUGUST 30 ONE HALF DAY AND AUGUST 31 ONE-HALF DAY, SHOULD HAVE DEDUCTED FROM HIS CHECK FOR TWO DAYS' FURLOUGH OR FOR JUST ONE DAY'S FURLOUGH.

IN INTERPRETING THE ECONOMY BILL, WE FIND THAT A FRACTION OF A DAY DURING THE PAY PERIOD SHOULD BE COUNTED AS A WHOLE DAY, ALLOWING THE EMPLOYEE TO TAKE THE OTHER FRACTION OF A DAY AT SOME LATER DATE, THEREFORE IT WOULD SEEM PROPER THAT AUGUST 30 BE CHARGED AS ONE DAY, ALLOWING THE EMPLOYEE TO TAKE THE BALANCE AUGUST 31, WHICH WOULD RESULT IN A DEDUCTION OF ONE AND ONE-QUARTER DAYS FOR THE SEMIMONTHLY PAY PERIOD.

YOUR PROPOSED APPLICATION OF THE ECONOMY ACT AND THE DECISION OF THIS OFFICE DATED JULY 8, 1932, A-43276, 12 COMP. GEN. 16, IS CORRECT. THAT IS, THERE SHOULD BE DEDUCTED AND IMPOUNDED FOR THE LAST HALF OF AUGUST ONE AND ONE-FOURTH DAYS' COMPENSATION FOR ONE DAY'S FURLOUGH ABSENCE.