B-112891, NOV 21, 1952

B-112891: Nov 21, 1952

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IN VIEW OF CERTAIN REORGANIZATIONS WHICH HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE AND NEW PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES WHICH NOW HAVE BEEN ADOPTED. IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT THIS TYPE OF CLAIM IS PROPERLY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HANDLING AND PAYMENT. IN THE EVENT APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR ARE AVAILABLE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE. SUCH CLAIMS ARE OTHERWISE FREE FROM ANY DOUBTFUL QUESTION OF LAW OR FACT. ENTITLEMENT THERETO IS CLEARLY APPARENT. SUCH CASES THE ACTION OF THIS OFFICE WILL BE CONFINED TO A POST-AUDIT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PAYMENTS.

B-112891, NOV 21, 1952

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TO THE HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS, AND OTHERS CONCERNED:

HERETOFORE, IT HAS BEEN REQUIRED THAT CLAIMS FOR AMOUNTS DUE SEPARATED OR DISCHARGED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BE FORWARDED TO THE CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR SETTLEMENT. HOWEVER, IN VIEW OF CERTAIN REORGANIZATIONS WHICH HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE AND NEW PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES WHICH NOW HAVE BEEN ADOPTED, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT THIS TYPE OF CLAIM IS PROPERLY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HANDLING AND PAYMENT, IN THE EVENT APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR ARE AVAILABLE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, SUCH CLAIMS ARE OTHERWISE FREE FROM ANY DOUBTFUL QUESTION OF LAW OR FACT, AND ENTITLEMENT THERETO IS CLEARLY APPARENT. SUCH CASES THE ACTION OF THIS OFFICE WILL BE CONFINED TO A POST-AUDIT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PAYMENTS. HOWEVER, ANY SUCH CLAIMS CONTAINING DOUBTFUL QUESTIONS OF LAW OR FACT SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE FORWARDED HERE FOR SETTLEMENT.