B-106448, NOVEMBER 29, 1951, 31 COMP. GEN. 196

B-106448: Nov 29, 1951

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COMPENSATION - STATUTORY INCREASES - PUBLIC PRINTER AND DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER THE SALARIES OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER AND THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER WHICH WERE FIXED AT $15. ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THE SALARY INCREASES AUTHORIZED BY EITHER TITLE I OF THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACT. 1951: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 6. REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO WHETHER THE PUBLIC PRINTER AND THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER ARE ENTITLED TO THE SALARY INCREASES AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 2 (A) OF PUBLIC LAW 201. 65 STAT. 613 THE PROVISIONS OF WHICH ARE. AS FOLLOWS: EACH OFFICER AND EMPLOYEE IN OR UNDER THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT * * * WHOSE RATE OF COMPENSATION IS INCREASED BY SECTION 5 OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PAY ACT OF 1946 SHALL BE PAID ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AT THE RATE OF 10 PERCENTUM OF THE AGGREGATE RATE OF HIS BASIC COMPENSATION AND THE RATE OF THE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION RECEIVED BY HIM UNDER SECTIONS 501 AND 502 OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PAY ACT OF 1945.

B-106448, NOVEMBER 29, 1951, 31 COMP. GEN. 196

COMPENSATION - STATUTORY INCREASES - PUBLIC PRINTER AND DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER THE SALARIES OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER AND THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER WHICH WERE FIXED AT $15,000 PER ANNUM AND $14,000 PER ANNUM, RESPECTIVELY, BY THE ACT OF OCTOBER 15, 1949, ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THE SALARY INCREASES AUTHORIZED BY EITHER TITLE I OF THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACT, 1950, OR BY SECTION 2 (A) OF THE ACT OF OCTOBER 24, 1951, TO BE PAID CERTAIN OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL WARREN TO THE PUBLIC PRINTER, NOVEMBER 29, 1951:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 6, 1951, REQUESTING A DECISION AS TO WHETHER THE PUBLIC PRINTER AND THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER ARE ENTITLED TO THE SALARY INCREASES AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 2 (A) OF PUBLIC LAW 201, APPROVED OCTOBER 24, 1951, 65 STAT. 613 THE PROVISIONS OF WHICH ARE, IN PART, AS FOLLOWS:

EACH OFFICER AND EMPLOYEE IN OR UNDER THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT * * * WHOSE RATE OF COMPENSATION IS INCREASED BY SECTION 5 OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PAY ACT OF 1946 SHALL BE PAID ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AT THE RATE OF 10 PERCENTUM OF THE AGGREGATE RATE OF HIS BASIC COMPENSATION AND THE RATE OF THE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION RECEIVED BY HIM UNDER SECTIONS 501 AND 502 OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PAY ACT OF 1945, AS AMENDED, SECTION 301 OF THE POSTAL RATE REVISION AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES SALARY ACT OF 1948, AND THE PROVISIONS UNDER THE HEADING " INCREASED PAY FOR LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEES" IN THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACT, 1950, EXCEPT THAT (1) NO SUCH OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE SHALL BE PAID ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AT A RATE LESS THAN $300 PER ANNUM OR IN EXCESS OF $800 PER ANNUM, AND (2) EMPLOYEES PAID ON AN HOURLY OR PART-TIME BASIS SHALL BE PAID ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AT THE RATE OF 20 CENTS PER HOUR.

BY THE ACT OF OCTOBER 15, 1949, STAT. 880, ENTITLED," AN ACT TO INCREASE RATES OF COMPENSATION OF THE HEADS AND ASSISTANT HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES," THE SALARIES OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER AND THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER WERE FIXED AT $15,000 PER ANNUM AND $14,000 PER ANNUM, RESPECTIVELY. THE EFFECT OF SUCH LEGISLATION OBVIOUSLY WAS TO REMOVE THE SALARIES OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER AND THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER FROM THE CATEGORY OF THOSE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES ,WHOSE RATE OF COMPENSATION IS INCREASED BY SECTION 5 OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PAY ACT OF 1946.' IT FOLLOWS THAT THE SALARIES OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER AND THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER ARE NOT AFFECTED EITHER BY THE INCREASE AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID CERTAIN OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BY TITLE I OF THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACT, 1950, 63 STAT. 973, OR BY SECTION 2 (A) OF PUBLIC LAW 201, APPROVED OCTOBER 24, 1951.