B-27791, AUGUST 11, 1942, 22 COMP. GEN. 139

B-27791: Aug 11, 1942

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AT AN INCREASE IN SALARY AND WHO SHORTLY THEREAFTER WAS TRANSFERRED TO CHICAGO INCIDENT TO DECENTRALIZATION OF ACTIVITIES OF THE CORPORATION FROM WASHINGTON MAY BE PAID THE $5 PER DIEM ALLOWANCE FOR NOT TO EXCEED 15 DAYS FOLLOWING HIS ARRIVAL AT HIS NEW STATION AUTHORIZED BY THE PRESIDENT'S ALLOCATION FROM THE " EMERGENCY FUND FOR THE PRESIDENT" FOR SUCH PURPOSE. EMPLOYEES OF THE FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION WHO WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9148 AT INCREASES IN SALARY AND WHO SHORTLY THEREAFTER WERE SENT TO VARIOUS REGIONAL OFFICES OF THE CORPORATION FOR PERMANENT DUTY INCIDENT TO DECENTRALIZATION OF ACTIVITIES FROM WASHINGTON. ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID THE $5 PER DIEM ALLOWANCE FOR NOT TO EXCEED 15 DAYS FOLLOWING THEIR ARRIVAL AT THEIR NEW STATIONS AUTHORIZED BY THE PRESIDENT'S ALLOCATION.

B-27791, AUGUST 11, 1942, 22 COMP. GEN. 139

PER DIEM ALLOWANCE TO EMPLOYEES TRANSFERRED TO "DECENTRALIZED" AGENCY AN EMPLOYEE WHO TRANSFERRED FROM THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AT WASHINGTON, D.C., AT AN INCREASE IN SALARY AND WHO SHORTLY THEREAFTER WAS TRANSFERRED TO CHICAGO INCIDENT TO DECENTRALIZATION OF ACTIVITIES OF THE CORPORATION FROM WASHINGTON MAY BE PAID THE $5 PER DIEM ALLOWANCE FOR NOT TO EXCEED 15 DAYS FOLLOWING HIS ARRIVAL AT HIS NEW STATION AUTHORIZED BY THE PRESIDENT'S ALLOCATION FROM THE " EMERGENCY FUND FOR THE PRESIDENT" FOR SUCH PURPOSE. EMPLOYEES OF THE FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION WHO WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9148 AT INCREASES IN SALARY AND WHO SHORTLY THEREAFTER WERE SENT TO VARIOUS REGIONAL OFFICES OF THE CORPORATION FOR PERMANENT DUTY INCIDENT TO DECENTRALIZATION OF ACTIVITIES FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID THE $5 PER DIEM ALLOWANCE FOR NOT TO EXCEED 15 DAYS FOLLOWING THEIR ARRIVAL AT THEIR NEW STATIONS AUTHORIZED BY THE PRESIDENT'S ALLOCATION, MADE SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE OF THEIR TRANSFER TO THE CORPORATION, FROM THE , EMERGENCY FUND FOR THE PRESIDENT" FOR SUCH PURPOSE.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL WARREN TO THE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, AUGUST 11, 1942:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED LETTER DATED JULY 23, 1942, FROM W. G. LOEFFLER, FISCAL AGENT FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, AS FOLLOWS:

THIS HAS REFERENCE TO ACCOUNTS AND PROCEDURES LETTER NO. 4690, DATED JUNE 19, 1942, UNDER THE SUBJECT " ESTABLISHMENT OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION TRANSFER APPROPRIATION ACCOUNT, 51 1120006 EMERGENCY FUND FOR THE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL DEFENSE ( ALLOTMENT TO FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION), 1942.'

ADVICE IS REQUESTED RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT OF THE PER DIEM ALLOWANCE UNDER NUMBER (2) IN THE THIRD PARAGRAPH OF THE LETTER. DOES THE PER DIEM FOR PAYMENT, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY EXISTING LAW OR REGULATION, OF $5.00 FOR NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN DAYS FOLLOWING THE ARRIVAL AT A NEW LOCATION INCLUDE EMPLOYEES TRANSFERRED WHOSE STATUS AT THE TIME OF TRANSFER WERE AS FOLLOWS?

(A) EMPLOYEE WORKED FOR THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AT $1,800.00 PER ANNUM AND RESIGNED ON JUNE 15, 1942, TO ACCEPT POSITION AT INCREASE IN SALARY TO $2,700.00 PER ANNUM WITH THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. THIS EMPLOYEE WITH FAMILY TRANSFERRED FROM WASHINGTON TO CHICAGO ON JUNE 25, 1942, IN ACCORDANCE WITH DECENTRALIZATION OF ACTIVITIES FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

(B) EMPLOYEES TRANSFERRED WITH INCREASE IN SALARY FROM FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 9148, EFFECTIVE C.O.B. MAY 15, 1942, AND DECENTRALIZED INTO VARIOUS FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION REGIONAL OFFICES.

A REPLY IN THIS MATTER WILL BE APPRECIATED, SO THAT PAYMENT OF REIMBURSEMENT VOUCHERS CAN BE EXPEDITED. PLEASE ADDRESS A REPLY TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, FIELD BUILDING, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

THE PRESIDENT'S ALLOCATION LETTER NO. 42-135, DATED JUNE 9, 1942, ON THE BASIS OF WHICH ACCOUNTS AND PROCEDURES LETTER NO. 4690 WAS ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE JUNE 19, 1942, PROVIDES, IN PERTINENT PART, AS FOLLOWS:

BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE APPROPRIATION ENTITLED " EMERGENCY FUND FOR THE PRESIDENT" CONTAINED IN THE INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION ACT, 1942, APPROVED APRIL 5, 1941, I HEREBY ALLOCATE FROM THE SUM OF $100,000,000 PROVIDED BY SAID APPROPRIATION AS FOLLOWS:

AMOUNT

TO FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ---- $3,350 TO BE EXPENDED BY THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION IN CONNECTION WITH EMERGENCIES AFFECTING THE NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE, FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CREDIT UNION SECTION OF THE CORPORATION FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., TO VARIOUS POINTS TO BE SELECTED BY THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION.

THE FUNDS HEREBY ALLOCATED SHALL BE USED (1) FOR PAYMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENSES INCURRED ON TRANSFER FROM WASHINGTON TO THEIR NEW LOCATION BY EMPLOYEES OF THE AGENCY, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES WHO, AT THEIR OWN REQUEST AND PRIMARILY FOR THEIR OWN CONVENIENCE OR BENEFIT, HAVE BEEN OR ARE IN PROCESS OF BEING TRANSFERRED TO SUCH AGENCY AS OF THE DATE ITS REMOVAL FROM WASHINGTON IS BEGUN, AND (2) FOR PAYMENT, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY EXISTING LAW OR REGULATION, OF A PER DIEM ALLOWANCE OF $5.00 FOR NOT TO EXCEED 15 DAYS FOLLOWING THE ARRIVAL AT THEIR NEW LOCATION OF TRANSFERRED EMPLOYEES.

THE ALLOWANCES AUTHORIZED UNDER (1) AND (2) ARE REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED TOGETHER. THE ALLOWANCE AUTHORIZED UNDER (2) UNQUESTIONABLY RELATES TO ANY EMPLOYEE WHO QUALIFIES TO RECEIVE THE ALLOWANCE AUTHORIZED UNDER (1). AS ALLOWANCE (1) WAS EXTENDED TO EMPLOYEES WHO TRANSFERRED FROM OTHER AGENCIES TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF BECOMING AFFECTED BY THE DECENTRALIZATION ORDER SO AS TO OBTAIN A TRANSFER FROM WASHINGTON TO CHICAGO FOR PERSONAL REASONS, IT IS REASONABLE TO SUPPOSE THAT THE PRESIDENT INTENDED, ALSO, TO ALLOW THEM THE ADDITIONAL PER DIEM OF $5 FOR NOT TO EXCEED 15 DAYS AFTER ARRIVAL AT CHICAGO.

EMPLOYEES OF THE FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION WHO WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, BY OPERATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 9148, DATED APRIL 27, 1942, EFFECTIVE MAY 16, 1942, AND THEREAFTER DECENTRALIZED TO THE REGIONAL OFFICES OF THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, ARE ENTITLED TO THE ALLOWANCE AUTHORIZED UNDER (2) FOR THE REASON THAT THE TRANSFER OF THE EMPLOYEES TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION WAS EFFECTIVE PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE PRESIDENT'S ALLOCATION LETTER AUTHORIZING THE ALLOWANCE AND THE DECENTRALIZATION ORDER AUTHORIZED TRANSFER OF EMPLOYEES "TO VARIOUS POINTS TO BE SELECTED BY THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION.' THE FACT THAT UPON TRANSFER TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVED AN INCREASE IN COMPENSATION HAS NO BEARING UPON THE MATTER.