A-54519, APRIL 11, 1934, 13 COMP. GEN. 273

A-54519: Apr 11, 1934

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THE FIRST PAY ROLL ON WHICH PAYMENT IS MADE UNDER SUCH APPOINTMENTS SHOULD SHOW THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT. 1934: REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER OF MARCH 6. TO CERTAIN ITEMS COVERING PAYMENT OF SALARY TO FIELD EMPLOYEES WHO HAD BEEN GIVEN TEMPORARY EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS PENDING PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY TO FILL VACANCIES TO WHICH SAID EMPLOYEES WERE APPOINTED. THE EXCEPTIONS WERE TAKEN BECAUSE THE DATE OF OATH OF OFFICE WAS NOT SHOWN. IT IS STATED IN THE LETTER OF MARCH 6. THAT NOTATION RELATIVE TO THE DATE OF OATH HAS NOT HERETOFORE BEEN PLACED ON THE ROLLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE FIELD EMPLOYEES AND REQUEST IS MADE THAT THE AUTHORITY FOR SUCH NOTATION BE SHOWN. THE REGULATIONS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE REQUIRE THAT EVERY OFFICER AND EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO EXECUTE AN OATH OF OFFICE IN DUPLICATE BEFORE ASSUMING HIS DUTIES.

A-54519, APRIL 11, 1934, 13 COMP. GEN. 273

PAY ROLLS - EVIDENCE OF FILLING OF VACANT POSITIONS IN CASES OF ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS OF CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE FIELD SERVICE, THE FIRST PAY ROLL ON WHICH PAYMENT IS MADE UNDER SUCH APPOINTMENTS SHOULD SHOW THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT, THE DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY, AND THE DATE OF THE OATH OF OFFICE.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, APRIL 11, 1934:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER OF MARCH 6, 1934, FROM THE ASSISTANT SURGEON GENERAL, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, RELATIVE TO EXCEPTIONS TAKEN IN THE AUDIT OF PAY ROLLS PAID BY W. E. HARRIS, SPECIAL DISBURSING AGENT, TO CERTAIN ITEMS COVERING PAYMENT OF SALARY TO FIELD EMPLOYEES WHO HAD BEEN GIVEN TEMPORARY EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS PENDING PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY TO FILL VACANCIES TO WHICH SAID EMPLOYEES WERE APPOINTED. THE EXCEPTIONS WERE TAKEN BECAUSE THE DATE OF OATH OF OFFICE WAS NOT SHOWN.

IT IS STATED IN THE LETTER OF MARCH 6, 1934, THAT NOTATION RELATIVE TO THE DATE OF OATH HAS NOT HERETOFORE BEEN PLACED ON THE ROLLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE FIELD EMPLOYEES AND REQUEST IS MADE THAT THE AUTHORITY FOR SUCH NOTATION BE SHOWN.

THE REGULATIONS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE REQUIRE THAT EVERY OFFICER AND EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO EXECUTE AN OATH OF OFFICE IN DUPLICATE BEFORE ASSUMING HIS DUTIES.

IT WAS HELD IN DECISION OF DECEMBER 23, 1929, 9 COMP. GEN. 261, THAT AS TO EMPLOYEES IN THE CLASSIFIED SERVICE APPOINTED TO NEW OR ADDITIONAL POSITIONS THE PAY ROLLS SHOULD SHOW DATE OF APPOINTMENT, DATE OF ENTRANCE ON DUTY, AND DATE OF OATH.

THE RULES LAID DOWN IN SAID DECISION OF DECEMBER 23, 1929, HAVE EQUAL APPLICATION TO ANY FIELD SERVICE TO WHICH THE PROVISIONS OF THE CLASSIFICATION ACT HAVE BEEN EXTENDED AND SHOULD INCLUDE CASES OF NEW APPOINTEES TO VACANT POSITIONS.

CREDIT WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE AUDIT OF THE ACCOUNTS OF W. E. HARRIS FOR THE ITEMS LISTED IN LETTER OF MARCH 6, 1934, FOR WHICH THE NECESSARY INFORMATION HAS BEEN FURNISHED, IF SUCH ITEMS ARE OTHERWISE CORRECT AND PROPER.

HEREAFTER, IN CASES OF ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS OF CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE FIELD SERVICE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, THE FIRST PAY ROLL ON WHICH PAYMENT IS MADE UNDER SUCH APPOINTMENTS SHOULD SHOW THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT, THE DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY, AND THE DATE OF THE OATH OF OFFICE.