Request for Permission To Pool Appropriations
B-203554: Sep 10, 1981
- Full Report:
The General Counsel of the Treasury requested a decision as to whether applicable sections of the Civil Service Reform Act permit the pooling of appropriations made to the 16 distinct bureaus and offices to which Treasury Department attorneys provide legal services. The combined funds would be used to implement the Treasury Department Legal Division's Executive Development Program on an agencywide basis. Treasury contended that the congressional objective of providing Government agencies with highly competent executive management is best served through the administration of executive development programs on an agencywide level. GAO concurred with this premise and concluded that the Act does permit the pooling of Treasury appropriations to implement the Legal Division program.