A-8395, MARCH 13, 1925, 4 COMP. GEN. 767

A-8395: Mar 13, 1925

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IS APPLICABLE TO POSTMASTERS AND EMPLOYEES COMING WITHIN THE PROVISION WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THE SERVICE BETWEEN JANUARY 1 AND FEBRUARY 28. 1925: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 6. IS APPLICABLE TO POSTMASTERS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE POSTAL SERVICE WHO WERE SEPARATED FROM THE SERVICE AFTER JANUARY 1. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED AS FOLLOWS: IN SO FAR AS RECLASSIFICATION AND READJUSTMENT OF SALARIES AND COMPENSATION ARE CONCERNED. THE PROVISION IS CLEARLY RETROACTIVELY EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 1. THE SALARIES OF ALL POSTMASTERS AND EMPLOYEES COMING WITHIN THE TERMS OF THE PROVISION ARE REQUIRED TO BE READJUSTED FROM JANUARY 1. THE FACT THAT THE POSTMASTERS OR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THE SERVICE SINCE JANUARY 1.

A-8395, MARCH 13, 1925, 4 COMP. GEN. 767

POSTAL SERVICE EMPLOYEES - RETROACTIVE PROVISION OF RECLASSIFICATION ACT OF FEBRUARY 28, 1925 THE PROVISION IN THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 28, 1925, 43 STAT. 1053, MAKING THE RECLASSIFICATION OF POSTMASTERS AND EMPLOYEES IN THE POSTAL SERVICE AND THE READJUSTMENT OF THEIR SALARIES AND COMPENSATION RETROACTIVELY EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 1, 1925, IS APPLICABLE TO POSTMASTERS AND EMPLOYEES COMING WITHIN THE PROVISION WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THE SERVICE BETWEEN JANUARY 1 AND FEBRUARY 28, 1925.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MARCH 13, 1925:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 6, 1925, REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER THE FOLLOWING RETROACTIVE PROVISION IN THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 28, 1925, 43 STAT. 1053, IS APPLICABLE TO POSTMASTERS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE POSTAL SERVICE WHO WERE SEPARATED FROM THE SERVICE AFTER JANUARY 1, 1925, AND BEFORE THE APPROVAL OF THE ACT, FEBRUARY 28, 1925:

SECTION 1. THAT ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 1925, POSTMASTERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE POSTAL SERVICE SHALL BE RECLASSIFIED AND THEIR SALARIES AND COMPENSATION READJUSTED, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED AS FOLLOWS:

IN SO FAR AS RECLASSIFICATION AND READJUSTMENT OF SALARIES AND COMPENSATION ARE CONCERNED, THE PROVISION IS CLEARLY RETROACTIVELY EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 1, 1925. THE SALARIES OF ALL POSTMASTERS AND EMPLOYEES COMING WITHIN THE TERMS OF THE PROVISION ARE REQUIRED TO BE READJUSTED FROM JANUARY 1, 1925, AND THE FACT THAT THE POSTMASTERS OR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THE SERVICE SINCE JANUARY 1, 1925, DOES NOT EXCLUDE THEM FROM THE BENEFITS OF THE STATUTE FOR THE PERIOD OF THEIR SERVICE ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 1925. THE QUESTION IS ANSWERED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE. SEE 4 COMP. GEN. 582.