B-151443, MAY 27, 1963

B-151443: May 27, 1963

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SECTION 3060.10 OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE MANUAL UNDER WHICH A DISBURSING OFFICER WHO REQUESTS OUR DECISION UPON A VOUCHER BEFORE HIM FOR PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE VOUCHER IN QUESTION AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE. ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE SUBMITTED NO VOUCHER IT APPEARS THAT THE QUESTION OF REFUNDING MONEY TO MR. MARKS IS BEFORE YOU AND IN ORDER TO AVOID UNNECESSARY DELAY WE WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. THAT THAT WAIVER WAS NOT FORWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH HIS CHANGE OF STATION ON AUGUST 19. AS A RESULT THE CONTRIBUTIONS REQUIRED BY THE ACT HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED FROM HIS COMPENSATION. SINCE A WAIVER OF LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE IS EFFECTIVE UNTIL THE PROPER PROCEDURES FOR ITS CANCELLATION AS PROVIDED BY SECTION 37.6 OF THE CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS ARE FOLLOWED AND SINCE MR.

B-151443, MAY 27, 1963

TO CAPTAIN A. A. QUINZANI:

WE REFER TO YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 18, 1963, CONCERNING THE DEDUCTIONS MADE FROM THE COMPENSATION PAID MR. GERALD E. MARKS, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE ACT OF 1954, APPROVED AUGUST 17, 1954, CH. 752, 68 STAT. 738, AS AMENDED, 5 U.S.C. 2094, FROM AUGUST 19, 1957, TO THE PAY PERIOD BEGINNING AFTER THE DATE OF YOUR LETTER.

WE DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE PROVISIONS OF 31 U.S.C. 74, 82D AND TITLE I, SECTION 3060.10 OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE MANUAL UNDER WHICH A DISBURSING OFFICER WHO REQUESTS OUR DECISION UPON A VOUCHER BEFORE HIM FOR PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE VOUCHER IN QUESTION AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE, WITH HIS REQUEST. ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE SUBMITTED NO VOUCHER IT APPEARS THAT THE QUESTION OF REFUNDING MONEY TO MR. MARKS IS BEFORE YOU AND IN ORDER TO AVOID UNNECESSARY DELAY WE WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.

YOU SAY THAT MR. MARKS EXECUTED A WAIVER OF COVERAGE UNDER THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE ACT OF 1954, ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1956, BUT THAT THAT WAIVER WAS NOT FORWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH HIS CHANGE OF STATION ON AUGUST 19, 1957. AS A RESULT THE CONTRIBUTIONS REQUIRED BY THE ACT HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED FROM HIS COMPENSATION.

SINCE A WAIVER OF LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE IS EFFECTIVE UNTIL THE PROPER PROCEDURES FOR ITS CANCELLATION AS PROVIDED BY SECTION 37.6 OF THE CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS ARE FOLLOWED AND SINCE MR. MARKS HAS NEVER COMPLIED WITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH CANCELLATION, HE WAS NOT COVERED BY THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE DURING THE PERIOD IN QUESTION AND SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD DEDUCTIONS MADE FROM HIS COMPENSATION.

THEREFORE, IF THE FACTS ARE AS STATED ABOVE YOU MAY PAY TO MR. MARKS THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION WITHHELD FROM HIM UNDER THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE ACT OF 1954. SEE PAGE I-3-14, FEDERAL PERSONNEL MANUAL.