A-8288, MARCH 12, 1925, 4 COMP. GEN. 757

A-8288: Mar 12, 1925

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AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE ON AN ANNUAL SALARY BASIS WHO WAS ON LEAVE WITHOUT PAY ON FEBRUARY 28. IS ONLY ENTITLED TO TWENTY-SEVEN THIRTIETHS OF A MONTH'S PAY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. REQUESTING DECISION AS TO WHAT PART OF ONE MONTH'S PAY IS AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY TO AN EMPLOYEE ON AN ANNUAL SALARY BASIS WHO WAS ON LEAVE WITHOUT PAY ON FEBRUARY 28. IF AN EMPLOYEE IS IN A PAY STATUS ALL OF THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY HE IS ENTITLED TO A FULL MONTH'S PAY. IF HE IS IN A NONPAY STATUS ON FEBRUARY 28. THREE-THIRTIETHS OF A MONTH'S PAY IS CHARGEABLE ON ACCOUNT THEREOF. THE EMPLOYEE REFERRED TO IN YOUR LETTER IS ENTITLED TO TWENTY-SEVEN THIRTIETHS OF A MONTH'S PAY.

A-8288, MARCH 12, 1925, 4 COMP. GEN. 757

COMPENSATION - EMPLOYEE ABSENT ON FEBRUARY 28 UNDER THE ACT OF JUNE 30, 1906, 34 STAT. 763, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE ON AN ANNUAL SALARY BASIS WHO WAS ON LEAVE WITHOUT PAY ON FEBRUARY 28, 1925, IS ONLY ENTITLED TO TWENTY-SEVEN THIRTIETHS OF A MONTH'S PAY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE PUBLIC PRINTER, MARCH 12, 1925:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 28, 1925, REQUESTING DECISION AS TO WHAT PART OF ONE MONTH'S PAY IS AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY TO AN EMPLOYEE ON AN ANNUAL SALARY BASIS WHO WAS ON LEAVE WITHOUT PAY ON FEBRUARY 28, HAVING BEEN IN A PAY STATUS FROM FEBRUARY 1 TO 27, INCLUSIVE.

THE ACT OF JUNE 30, 1906, 34 STAT. 763, PROVIDES THAT ANNUAL COMPENSATION SHALL BE DIVIDED INTO 12 EQUAL INSTALLMENTS, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE THE PAY FOR EACH CALENDAR MONTH; THAT IN MAKING PAYMENT FOR A FRACTIONAL PART OF A MONTH ONE-THIRTIETH OF ONE OF SUCH INSTALLMENTS OR OF A MONTHLY COMPENSATION SHALL BE THE DAILY RATE OF PAY; AND THAT FEBRUARY SHALL BE TREATED AS IF IT ACTUALLY HAD 30 DAYS.

IF AN EMPLOYEE IS IN A PAY STATUS ALL OF THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY HE IS ENTITLED TO A FULL MONTH'S PAY, BEING ENTITLED TO THREE-THIRTIETHS OF A MONTH'S PAY FOR FEBRUARY 28. AND, LIKEWISE, IF HE IS IN A NONPAY STATUS ON FEBRUARY 28, THREE-THIRTIETHS OF A MONTH'S PAY IS CHARGEABLE ON ACCOUNT THEREOF. SEE 20 COMP. DEC. 772.

ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION SPECIFICALLY, THE EMPLOYEE REFERRED TO IN YOUR LETTER IS ENTITLED TO TWENTY-SEVEN THIRTIETHS OF A MONTH'S PAY.