B-128542, JUL 12, 1956

B-128542: Jul 12, 1956

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PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER DATED MAY 21. AUTHORITY TO ADJUST THE ACCOUNTS OF THE DISBURSING OR OTHER ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS IS HEREBY GRANTED. IT IS NOTED THAT THE REQUEST CITES CERTAIN FISCAL YEAR 1955 AND 1956 APPROPRIATIONS TO BE CHARGED WITH THE ADJUSTMENTS. UNLESS ANOTHER APPROPRIATION IS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED THEREFOR. THE ADJUSTMENT SHALL BE CHARGED TO THE APPROPRIATION OR FUND AVAILABLE FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE DISBURSING OR OTHER ACCOUNTABLE FUNCTION AT THE TIME THE ADJUSTMENT IS EFFECTED.

B-128542, JUL 12, 1956

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SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO LETTER DATED MAY 21, 1956, FROM THE ACTING SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, REQUESTING THAT AUTHORITY BE GRANTED CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES TO EFFECT ADJUSTMENTS TO RESTORE OR OTHERWISE ADJUST THE ACCOUNTS OF DISBURSING OR OTHER ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS FOR RELIEF GRANTED PURSUANT TO THE ACT OF AUGUST 1, 1947 (61 STAT. 720).

AUTHORITY TO ADJUST THE ACCOUNTS OF THE DISBURSING OR OTHER ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS IS HEREBY GRANTED. HOWEVER, IT IS NOTED THAT THE REQUEST CITES CERTAIN FISCAL YEAR 1955 AND 1956 APPROPRIATIONS TO BE CHARGED WITH THE ADJUSTMENTS. THE ACT OF AUGUST 9, 1955, 69 STAT. 626, PROVIDES THAT, UNLESS ANOTHER APPROPRIATION IS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED THEREFOR, THE ADJUSTMENT SHALL BE CHARGED TO THE APPROPRIATION OR FUND AVAILABLE FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE DISBURSING OR OTHER ACCOUNTABLE FUNCTION AT THE TIME THE ADJUSTMENT IS EFFECTED. ACCORDINGLY, AND IN VIEW OF THE DATE OF THIS LETTER, THE ADJUSTMENTS SHOULD BE CHARGED TO APPROPRIATIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1957, IN LIEU OF THE FISCAL YEAR 1955 AND 1956 APPROPRIATIONS CITED IN THE REQUEST.