A-81966, FEBRUARY 18, 1937, 16 COMP. GEN. 772

A-81966: Feb 18, 1937

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WHOSE INCREASE IN SALARY WAS MADE EFFECTIVE "ON DATE SHE LEAVES THE CONTINENTAL LIMITS OF THE UNITED STATES. " IS NOT ENTITLED TO SAID INCREASE UNTIL THE DATE ADMINISTRATIVELY CONTEMPLATED. 1937: THERE WAS RECEIVED BY REFERENCE FROM THE CHIEF OF FINANCE YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 30. REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER. THERE ARE INCLOSED HEREWITH ORDERS DIRECTING MARJORIE BOUTON. UPON ARRIVAL SHE WILL REPORT TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER. MISS BOUTON'S SALARY WILL BE PAID AT YOUR STATION TO AND INCLUDING THE DAY PRIOR TO HER DEPARTURE FROM THE STATION HOSPITAL. AFTER WHICH DATE SHE WILL BE CARRIED ON THE PAY ROLL OF THE STATION HOSPITAL. A STATEMENT GIVING THE DATE TO WHICH SHE WAS LAST PAID AND THE AMOUNT OF ACCRUED LEAVE.

A-81966, FEBRUARY 18, 1937, 16 COMP. GEN. 772

COMPENSATION - PROMOTIONS - EFFECTIVE DATE - INCREASE EFFECTIVE ON DATE OF LEAVING "CONTINENTAL LIMITS OF THE UNITED STATES" A CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE ARMY ORDERED TO HAWAII FOR DUTY, TRAVEL TO BE PERFORMED FROM THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES BY TRANSPORT STOPPING AT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., WHOSE INCREASE IN SALARY WAS MADE EFFECTIVE "ON DATE SHE LEAVES THE CONTINENTAL LIMITS OF THE UNITED STATES," IS NOT ENTITLED TO SAID INCREASE UNTIL THE DATE ADMINISTRATIVELY CONTEMPLATED, THE DATE OF DEPARTURE FROM SAN FRANCISCO.

ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO MAJOR W. D. DABNEY, UNITED STATES ARMY, FEBRUARY 18, 1937:

THERE WAS RECEIVED BY REFERENCE FROM THE CHIEF OF FINANCE YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 30, 1936, REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER, TRANSMITTED THEREWITH, FOR $7 IN FAVOR OF MARJORIE E. BOUTON, RECONSTRUCTION AIDE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY, MEDICAL DEPARTMENT AT LARGE, REPRESENTING THE DIFFERENCE IN COMPENSATION COVERING THE PERIOD AUGUST 14, 1936, TO SEPTEMBER 4, 1936, INCLUSIVE, BETWEEN THE SALARY RATE OF $1,620 PER ANNUM ($1,440 CASH AND $180 ALLOWANCES) AND $1,740 PER ANNUM ($1,560 AND $180 ALLOWANCES) WHILE TRAVELING BETWEEN NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO EN ROUTE TO HONOLULU PURSUANT TO A LETTER OF JULY 20, 1936, FROM THE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE ARMY TO THE SURGEON, STATION HOSPITAL, FORT BRAGG, N.C., AS FOLLOWS:

1. THERE ARE INCLOSED HEREWITH ORDERS DIRECTING MARJORIE BOUTON, RECONSTRUCTION AIDE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY IN THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT AT LARGE, FT. BRAGG, N.C., TO PROCEED BY RAIL TO NEW YORK IN TIME TO BOARD THE U.S. ARMY TRANSPORT SCHEDULED TO SAIL FOR HONOLULU, T.H., ON AUGUST 14, 1936. UPON ARRIVAL SHE WILL REPORT TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, FOR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY.

2. MISS BOUTON'S SALARY WILL BE PAID AT YOUR STATION TO AND INCLUDING THE DAY PRIOR TO HER DEPARTURE FROM THE STATION HOSPITAL, FT. BRAGG, N.C., AFTER WHICH DATE SHE WILL BE CARRIED ON THE PAY ROLL OF THE STATION HOSPITAL, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, UNDER THE APPROPRIATION "MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL DEPT., ARMY.' A STATEMENT GIVING THE DATE TO WHICH SHE WAS LAST PAID AND THE AMOUNT OF ACCRUED LEAVE, ANNUAL AND SICK, TO WHICH SHE IS ENTITLED, WILL BE HANDED TO HER FOR DELIVERY TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS.

3. RESERVATION ON THE TRANSPORT AND LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE MAILED AS SOON AS RECEIVED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL.

4. MISS BOUTON'S SALARY WILL BE INCREASED FROM $1,620 PER ANNUM ($1,440 CASH, $180 ALLOW.) TO $1,740 PER ANNUM ($1,560 CASH, $180 ALLOW.) EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE SHE LEAVES THE CONTINENTAL LIMITS OF THE UNITED STATES.

THE EMPLOYEE SAILED FROM BROOKLYN, N.Y., AUGUST 14, 1936, ON THE U.S.A.T. REPUBLIC, AND FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., ON THE SAME SHIP SEPTEMBER 5, 1936, AND THE INCREASE IN SALARY APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PAID FROM THE LATTER DATE. TRAVEL OF THE EMPLOYEE COMMENCED AT FORT BRAGG, N.C., AND THE TRAVEL ORDER DIRECTED THE JOURNEY BY AN ALL-WATER ROUTE FROM THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES IN LIEU OF LAND TRAVEL TO THE WEST COAST AND THENCE BY WATER TO DESTINATION.

EXPLANATORY OF THE FOURTH PARAGRAPH OF THE QUOTED LETTER OF JULY 20, 1936, THE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE ARMY, BY ENDORSEMENT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1937, REPORTED AS FOLLOWS:

1. THIS OFFICE, IN PROVIDING THAT THE RATE OF PAY OF MARJORIE E. BOUTON, CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT AT LARGE, BE INCREASED ON THE DATE SHE "LEAVES THE CONTINENTAL LIMITS OF THE UNITED STATES" INCIDENT TO HER TRANSFER TO THE HAWAIIAN DEPARTMENT, CONTEMPLATED THAT SUCH INCREASE BE EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE SHE SAILED FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.

SEE, ALSO, ARMY REGULATIONS 605-175 AND 615-210.

INASMUCH AS THE INCREASE IN SALARY DID NOT BECOME EFFECTIVE UNTIL THE EMPLOYEE SAILED FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., SHE WAS NOT ENTITLED TO PAY AT THE HIGHER RATE PRIOR THERETO. PAYMENT ON THE VOUCHER, WHICH IS RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE, IS NOT AUTHORIZED.