Claim for Payment of Accrued Leave

B-186329: Aug 15, 1977

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E. J. Rowe, Authorized Certifying Officer for the United States Coast Guard, requested an advance decision concerning a claim for payment of accrued leave upon termination of the present enlistment of a Coast Guard member without losing the right to be paid up to another 60 days accrued leave at some future date. A prohibition in the Department of Defense Appropriation Act on the expenditure of funds under the act for certain accrued leave does not prohibit expenditure of funds from the Department of Transportation Appropriation Act for payment of certain accrued annual leave for members of the Coast Guard. Section 1001(b) of title 37, U.S.C. may not be used as an authority to deny a benefit authorized for Coast Guard members.