A-67030, NOVEMBER 14, 1935, 15 COMP. GEN. 407

A-67030: Nov 14, 1935

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1935: YOUR ATTENTION IS INVITED TO THE FACT THAT PUBLIC. HEREBY STATE THAT I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROVISION APPEARING IN THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 14. HEREBY STATE THAT I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROVISION APPEARING IN THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 14. THAT I DID NOT AT ANY TIME DURING THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 1935 (FOR WHICH MONTH I HAVE RECEIVED SALARY PAYMENTS) IN ANY SCHOOL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. OR OTHER EMPLOYEE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SCHOOLS IS UNABLE TO MAKE THE FOREGOING WRITTEN STATEMENT.

A-67030, NOVEMBER 14, 1935, 15 COMP. GEN. 407

COMPENSATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TEACHING OR ADVOCATING COMMUNISM DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PAYMENTS OF SALARY FROM APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS MADE BY THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATION ACT OF JUNE 14, 1935, 49 STAT. 341, MUST BE SUPPORTED BY SIGNED STATEMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS CONCERNED THAT DURING THE PERIODS INVOLVED THEY DID NOT TEACH OR ADVOCATE COMMUNISM.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE PRESIDENT, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, NOVEMBER 14, 1935:

YOUR ATTENTION IS INVITED TO THE FACT THAT PUBLIC, NO. 138, OF JUNE 14, 1935, PAGE 17, MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT, PROVIDES:

THAT HEREAFTER NO PART OF ANY APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE SALARY OF ANY PERSON TEACHING OR ADVOCATING COMMUNISM.

IN VIEW OF THIS SPECIFIC LIMITATION ON THE USES OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE PAYMENT OF SALARIES OF THOSE EMPLOYED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IT BECOMES A DUTY OF THIS OFFICE TO REQUIRE, BEFORE CREDIT MAY BE ALLOWED, A SHOWING OF FACT IN SUPPORT OF EACH PAYMENT OF SALARY TO THOSE SO EMPLOYED, TO THE EFFECT THAT THE LAW, SUPRA, HAS BEEN DULY OBSERVED. TO THIS END IT APPEARS NECESSARY THAT PRIOR TO EACH SUCH SALARY PAYMENT THERE BE REQUIRED FOR FILING HERE A STATEMENT IN WRITING SIGNED BY THE PERSON TO BE PAID, IN FORM AS FOLLOWS:

I, -----------------, AN OFFICIAL, TEACHER, OR OTHER EMPLOYEE (STRIKE OUT THE INAPPLICABLE WORDS), OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SCHOOLS, HEREBY STATE THAT I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROVISION APPEARING IN THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 14, 1935 (PUBLIC, NO. 138), AS FOLLOWS:

THAT HEREAFTER NO PART OF ANY APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE SALARY OF ANY PERSON TEACHING OR ADVOCATING COMMUNISM.

AND FURTHER STATE, WITHOUT RESERVATION AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING PAYMENT OF SALARY OTHERWISE DUE ME, THAT I DID NOT AT ANY TIME DURING THE PERIOD -------------------- TO --------------------- 193-- (THE PERIOD FOR WHICH THE SALARY PAYMENT RELATES) IN ANY SCHOOL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR ELSEWHERE, TEACH OR ADVOCATE COMMUNISM.

(SIGNED)

(DATE)

SIMILAR WRITTEN STATEMENTS MUST BE REQUIRED OF EACH OFFICIAL, TEACHER, OR OTHER EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FOR EACH OF THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 1935 FOR FILING IN THIS OFFICE WITH THE RESPECTIVE PAY ROLLS FOR SAID MONTHS. SUCH STATEMENT SHOULD BE IN FORM AS FOLLOWS:

I, -----------------------, AN OFFICIAL, TEACHER, OR OTHER EMPLOYEE (STRIKE OUT THE INAPPLICABLE WORDS) OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SCHOOLS, HEREBY STATE THAT I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROVISION APPEARING IN THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 14, 1935 (PUBLIC, NO. 138), AS FOLLOWS:

THAT HEREAFTER NO PART OF ANY APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE SALARY OF ANY PERSON TEACHING OR ADVOCATING COMMUNISM.

AND FURTHER STATE, WITHOUT RESERVATION, THAT I DID NOT AT ANY TIME DURING THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 1935 (FOR WHICH MONTH I HAVE RECEIVED SALARY PAYMENTS) IN ANY SCHOOL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR ELSEWHERE, TEACH OR ADVOCATE COMMUNISM.

(SIGNED)

(DATE)

IF, FOR ANY REASON, AN OFFICIAL, TEACHER, OR OTHER EMPLOYEE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SCHOOLS IS UNABLE TO MAKE THE FOREGOING WRITTEN STATEMENT, THE FACTS IN THE PARTICULAR CASE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THIS OFFICE FOR CONSIDERATION IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SALARY PAYMENTS HERETOFORE MADE TO SUCH PERSON AND APPEARING IN THE ACCOUNTS OF DISBURSEMENTS.