A-65289, SEPTEMBER 20, 1935, 15 COMP. GEN. 229

A-65289: Sep 20, 1935

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NO LONGEVITY CREDIT IS AUTHORIZED FOR ACTIVE OR INACTIVE SERVICE DURING SAID FISCAL YEARS WHEN THE ACT AUTHORIZING LONGEVITY INCREASE OF PAY WAS SUSPENDED BY THE ECONOMY ACT. REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT THEREON. IS AS FOLLOWS: TABLE INACTIVE SERVICE. AUTHORIZING LONGEVITY PAY FOR RESERVE OFFICERS IN THE ARMY WAS SUSPENDED DURING THE FISCAL YEARS 1933. CAPTAIN SOCKS IS NOT ENTITLED TO LONGEVITY PAY FOR OVER 3 YEARS' SERVICE. PAYMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED ON THE VOUCHER WHICH WILL BE RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE.

A-65289, SEPTEMBER 20, 1935, 15 COMP. GEN. 229

LONGEVITY PAY - ARMY RESERVE - ECONOMY ACT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPUTING THE PAY OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY RESERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY DURING PERIODS OF THE FISCAL YEARS 1933, 1934, AND 1935, NO LONGEVITY CREDIT IS AUTHORIZED FOR ACTIVE OR INACTIVE SERVICE DURING SAID FISCAL YEARS WHEN THE ACT AUTHORIZING LONGEVITY INCREASE OF PAY WAS SUSPENDED BY THE ECONOMY ACT, AS CONTINUED.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO CAPT. CHARLES LEWIS, UNITED STATES ARMY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1935:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 26, 1935, TRANSMITTING A VOUCHER TO CAPT. HUGH. J. SOCKS, INF-RES., U.S. ARMY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $191.99, COVERING HIS CLAIM FOR LONGEVITY PAY FOR OVER 3 YEARS' SERVICE, AS FIRST LIEUTENANT FROM MAY 21, 1933, TO JUNE 30, 1934, AND CAPTAIN FROM JULY 1, 1934, TO APRIL 30, 1935, AND REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT THEREON.

A STATEMENT OF THIS OFFICER'S SERVICE ATTACHED TO THE VOUCHER SHOWS THAT HE ACCEPTED APPOINTMENT AS SECOND LIEUTENANT IN THE OFFICER'S RESERVE CORPS ON MARCH 23, 1927, AND THAT HE HAS HAD ACTIVE DUTY AS FOLLOWS:

TABLE

FROM TO

6-16-27 6-30-27

7- 1-27 7-19-27

8- 7-27 8-20-27

2-17-31 5-23-31

6-17-31 6-30-31

7- 1-31 7-14-31

7-14-32 7-27-32

5-21-33 TO DATE

THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY HAS INFORMALLY REPORTED THAT HE ACCEPTED APPOINTMENT AS FIRST LIEUTENANT APRIL 15, 1930, AND AS CAPTAIN APRIL 23, 1934.

LIEUTENANT SOCKS' SERVICE CREDIT IN THE OFFICERS' RESERVE CORPS FOR LONGEVITY PAY AS COMPUTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 627, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF MAY 31, 1924, 43 STAT. 250, IS AS FOLLOWS:

TABLE INACTIVE SERVICE, MARCH 23, 1927, TO JUNE 15, 1927 ---------- 0- 1- 11 ACTIVE SERVICE, JUNE 16, 1927, TO JULY 19, 1927 ------------- 0- 1- 4INACTIVE SERVICE, JULY 20, 1927, TO AUGUST 6, 1927 ----------- 0- 0- 9 ACTIVE SERVICE, AUGUST 7, 1927, TO AUGUST 20, 1927 ----------- 0- 0-14 INACTIVE SERVICE, AUGUST 21, 1927, TO FEBRUARY 16, 1931 ------ 1- 8-28 ACTIVE SERVICE, FEBRUARY 17, 1931, TO MAY 23, 1931 ----------- 0- 3- 7 INACTIVE SERVICE, MAY 24, 1931, TO JUNE 16, 1931 ------------- 0- 0-11 ACTIVE SERVICE, JUNE 17, 1931, TO JULY 14, 1931 -------------- 0- 0-28 INACTIVE SERVICE, JULY 15, 1931, TO JUNE 30, 1932 ------------ 0- 5-23 ACTIVE SERVICE AND INACTIVE SERVICE, JULY 1, 1932, TO MAY 20,

1933--- SUSPENDED UNDER SECTION 201 OF THE ECONOMY ACT ---- 0- 0- 0

TOTAL ---------------------------------------------- 2-10 15

THE OFFICER HAD COMPLETED AT TIME OF ENTRY UPON ACTIVE DUTY MAY 21, 1933, 2 YEARS 10 MONTHS AND 15 DAYS' SERVICE, AUTHORIZED TO BE COUNTED IN THE COMPUTATION OF LONGEVITY PAY. UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 201 OF THE ECONOMY ACT, 47 STAT. 403, AS CONTINUED BY SECTION 4 (A), TITLE IIOF THE ACT OF MARCH 20, 1933, 48 STAT. 13, AND SECTION 24 OF THE ACT OF MARCH 28, 1934, 48 STAT. 523, THE PROVISION OF LAW CONTAINED IN THE TENTH PARAGRAPH OF SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 626, AUTHORIZING LONGEVITY PAY FOR RESERVE OFFICERS IN THE ARMY WAS SUSPENDED DURING THE FISCAL YEARS 1933, 1934, AND 1935. 14 COMP. GEN. 152. ACCORDINGLY, CAPTAIN SOCKS IS NOT ENTITLED TO LONGEVITY PAY FOR OVER 3 YEARS' SERVICE, AND PAYMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED ON THE VOUCHER WHICH WILL BE RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE.