Exceptions and Disallowances

A-51647,B-15611: Jan 12, 1942

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This decision is regarding a number of exceptions and disallowances made by GAO in the accounts of a chief disbursing officer, with respect to insurance premiums paid on certain vouchers and involving policies of marine insurance issued to cover various types of risks on vessels owned by the United States Maritime Commission. GAO found that the Commission provided a reasonable showing that the departure from the usual rules applicable to Government expenditures of the character involved was reasonable necessary or expedient because of the business nature of the authorized activities involved. Accordingly, the Commission was advised that GAO would not object to the insurance premium payments made on the vouchers included in correspondence, and credit would be allowed in the accounts of the dispersing officer.