B-108371, MAR 3, 1952

B-108371: Mar 3, 1952

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WAS THE RESULT OF EXTENSIVE COOPERATIVE EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE. NECESSARY CHANGES IN PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM. IT IS FELT THAT THE VARIOUS FEDERAL PAYROLL SYSTEMS SHOULD BE STUDIED IN LIGHT OF PRESENT DAY CONDITIONS WITH THE VIEW OF PROVIDING THE MOST EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL PROCEDURES. DISCUSSIONS WILL BE NECESSARY WITH APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OF THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT. UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED BY YOU THE JOINT PROJECT STAFF WILL ARRANGE FOR APPROPRIATE CONTACTS THROUGH YOUR AGENCY ACCOUNTING REPRESENTATIVES PRESENTLY DESIGNATED TO REPRESENT YOU IN THE JOINT ACCOUNTING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

B-108371, MAR 3, 1952

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HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS; FEDERAL CIVILIAN PAYROLL SYSTEM:

GENERAL REGULATIONS NO. 102 AS AMENDED, A PAYROLL SYSTEM DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO FACILITATE PAYMENT OF THE SALARIES OF CIVILIAN PER ANNUM EMPLOYEES, WAS THE RESULT OF EXTENSIVE COOPERATIVE EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND THE BUREAU OF THE BUDGET.

FROM TIME TO TIME WE RECEIVE REQUESTS FROM VARIOUS AGENCIES FOR EXCEPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS REGULATION. SINCE THE INITIATION OF THE PAYROLL SYSTEM REQUIRED BY IT, WHICH HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR OVER SIX YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN ENACTED AT VARIOUS TIMES LEGISLATION WHICH AFFECTED THE PAYROLL SYSTEM. FOR THE MOST PART, NECESSARY CHANGES IN PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM. HOWEVER, IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT OUR PRESENT REGULATION COVERS ONLY CIVILIAN PER ANNUM EMPLOYEES, IT IS FELT THAT THE VARIOUS FEDERAL PAYROLL SYSTEMS SHOULD BE STUDIED IN LIGHT OF PRESENT DAY CONDITIONS WITH THE VIEW OF PROVIDING THE MOST EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL PROCEDURES, CONSISTENT WITH ADMINISTRATIVE NEEDS, FOR THE VARIOUS CLASSES OF CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.

IN COOPERATION WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND THE BUREAU OF THE BUDGET, A JOINT SURVEY OF THE FEDERAL CIVILIAN PAYROLL SYSTEM HAS BEEN INITIATED. IN THE COURSE OF THE STUDY, DISCUSSIONS WILL BE NECESSARY WITH APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OF THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT. UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED BY YOU THE JOINT PROJECT STAFF WILL ARRANGE FOR APPROPRIATE CONTACTS THROUGH YOUR AGENCY ACCOUNTING REPRESENTATIVES PRESENTLY DESIGNATED TO REPRESENT YOU IN THE JOINT ACCOUNTING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.