B-114595, MAR 31, 1954

B-114595: Mar 31, 1954

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PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER DATED MARCH 8. IT IS STATED THAT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DIRECTIVE NO. 1436.1 AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN DOES NOT PERMIT THE TYPE OF PAYMENT REFERRED TO AND THAT THE DIRECTIVE WILL BE REVIEWED TO DETERMINE WHAT ADDITIONAL CLARIFYING LANGUAGE. BADGER FROM APPROPRIATED FUNDS CLEARLY WERE IMPROPER. INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED TODAY TO STATE EXCEPTIONS AGAINST THE ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER INVOLVED PENDING NOTICE OF REIMBURSMENT FROM THE WELFARE FUND COUNCIL.

B-114595, MAR 31, 1954

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THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER DATED MARCH 8, 1954, FROM THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, IN REPLY TO LETTER OF THIS OFFICE DATED SEPTEMBER 25, 1953, REGARDING PAYMENTS FROM APPROPRIATED FUNDS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, BROOKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, MOBILE, ALABAMA, TO MR. CHARLES C. BADGER, WHOSE DUTIES CONSISTED OF EDITING AND WRITING ARTICLES FOR THE "WELFARER," A CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE PERIODICAL.

IT IS STATED THAT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DIRECTIVE NO. 1436.1 AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN DOES NOT PERMIT THE TYPE OF PAYMENT REFERRED TO AND THAT THE DIRECTIVE WILL BE REVIEWED TO DETERMINE WHAT ADDITIONAL CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, IF ANY, MAY BE NECESSARY TO PREVENT OTHER INCORRECT PAYMENTS OF THIS TYPE FROM ARISING.

SINCE THE SALARY PAYMENTS TO MR. BADGER FROM APPROPRIATED FUNDS CLEARLY WERE IMPROPER, INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED TODAY TO STATE EXCEPTIONS AGAINST THE ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER INVOLVED PENDING NOTICE OF REIMBURSMENT FROM THE WELFARE FUND COUNCIL.