B-143966, JUN. 29, 1961

B-143966: Jun 29, 1961

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THE EMPLOYING AGENCY CONCERNED HEREAFTER IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENTS OF UNPAID COMPENSATION DUE DECEASED CIVILIAN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROPER CLAIMANTS UNDER ANY OF THE SUBPARAGRAPHS ESTABLISHING THE ORDER OF PRECEDENCE AS SET FORTH IN 5 U.S.C. 61F. THIS AUTHORIZATION IS SUBJECT TO THE EXCEPTION THAT CLAIM FOR ANY SUCH PAYMENT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR ADJUDICATION WHEN DOUBT EXISTS AS TO (1) THE AMOUNT OR VALIDITY OF THE CLAIM. APPROPRIATE REVISION WILL BE MADE IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.

B-143966, JUN. 29, 1961

TO HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES AND OTHERS CONCERNED:

PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL BY 5 U.S.C. 61H (B), THE EMPLOYING AGENCY CONCERNED HEREAFTER IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENTS OF UNPAID COMPENSATION DUE DECEASED CIVILIAN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROPER CLAIMANTS UNDER ANY OF THE SUBPARAGRAPHS ESTABLISHING THE ORDER OF PRECEDENCE AS SET FORTH IN 5 U.S.C. 61F, WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE. THIS AUTHORIZATION IS SUBJECT TO THE EXCEPTION THAT CLAIM FOR ANY SUCH PAYMENT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR ADJUDICATION WHEN DOUBT EXISTS AS TO (1) THE AMOUNT OR VALIDITY OF THE CLAIM, OR (2) THE PERSON/S) PROPERLY ENTITLED TO PAYMENT.

APPROPRIATE REVISION WILL BE MADE IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.