B-61938, MAR. 16, 1965

B-61938: Mar 16, 1965

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TO THE HONORABLE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE: WE HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER DATED FEBRUARY 2. AUTHORIZED SUCH DOCUMENTS TO BE CERTIFIED BY COMMANDERS AND DEPUTY COMMANDERS OF AIR FORCE RESERVE UNITS WHEN OFFICERS OF THE REGULAR ESTABLISHMENT WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUCH DUTIES. THE LETTER STATES THAT OFFICERS OF THE REGULAR ESTABLISHMENT ARE NO LONGER ASSIGNED TO RESERVE UNITS AND THAT DEPUTY COMMANDERS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED BELOW WING LEVEL. IT FURTHER STATES THAT THE LIMITATION OF THIS AUTHORITY TO COMMANDERS AND DEPUTY COMMANDERS DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR CERTIFICATION BY THE PERSON WHO IS BEST QUALIFIED AND WHO HAS PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE FACTS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AUTHORITY IS BEING REQUESTED PRIMARILY TO RELIEVE COMMANDERS OF AIR FORCE RESERVE UNITS OF THE REQUIREMENT THAT THEY CERTIFY MILITARY PAY ORDERS.

B-61938, MAR. 16, 1965

TO THE HONORABLE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE:

WE HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER DATED FEBRUARY 2, 1965, FROM THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT), REQUESTING AUTHORITY FOR CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES IN GRADES GS-9 AND ABOVE TO CERTIFY PAYROLLS, SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, AND RELATED PERSONNEL RECORDS FOR AIR FORCE RESERVE UNITS NOT ON EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY. PROCEDURES APPROVED BY THIS OFFICE ON APRIL 6, 1962, B-61938, AUTHORIZED SUCH DOCUMENTS TO BE CERTIFIED BY COMMANDERS AND DEPUTY COMMANDERS OF AIR FORCE RESERVE UNITS WHEN OFFICERS OF THE REGULAR ESTABLISHMENT WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUCH DUTIES.

THE LETTER STATES THAT OFFICERS OF THE REGULAR ESTABLISHMENT ARE NO LONGER ASSIGNED TO RESERVE UNITS AND THAT DEPUTY COMMANDERS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED BELOW WING LEVEL. IT FURTHER STATES THAT THE LIMITATION OF THIS AUTHORITY TO COMMANDERS AND DEPUTY COMMANDERS DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR CERTIFICATION BY THE PERSON WHO IS BEST QUALIFIED AND WHO HAS PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE FACTS.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AUTHORITY IS BEING REQUESTED PRIMARILY TO RELIEVE COMMANDERS OF AIR FORCE RESERVE UNITS OF THE REQUIREMENT THAT THEY CERTIFY MILITARY PAY ORDERS.

IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE WE WILL NOT OBJECT TO THE CERTIFICATION OF PAYROLLS, SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, AND RELATED PERSONNEL RECORDS BY THE COMMANDER OR AN INDIVIDUAL DESIGNATED BY PROPER ORDERS AS A DULY AUTHORIZED CERTIFYING OFFICER.