A-11050, OCTOBER 12, 1925, 5 COMP. GEN. 252

A-11050: Oct 12, 1925

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IS AVAILABLE FOR THE PURCHASE OF ARTICLES EMBRACED IN CLASS 1. IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT SUCH ARTICLES WERE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION AT THE TIME THE ESTIMATE WAS MADE OF THE AMOUNT TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THE HOSPITAL APPROPRIATION FOR CREDIT TO THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION FOR STATIONERY. 1925: I HAVE YOUR REQUEST OF AUGUST 26. SUCH PRINTED ENVELOPES AS ARE NOT SUPPLIED UNDER CONTRACTS MADE BY THE POSTMASTER GENERAL. PRESUMABLY BECAUSE THE NEEDS OF THE INSTITUTION FOR SUCH ITEMS ARE COVERED BY THE APPROPRIATION FOR CONTINGENT EXPENSES AND STATIONERY FOR THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT AND ITS SEVERAL BUREAUS AND OFFICES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1926. NO REASON IS GIVEN FOR THE STATEMENT IN THE LETTER OF SUBMISSION THAT NUMBERING MACHINES CAN NOT BE SUPPLIED OUT OF THE STATIONERY APPROPRIATION.

A-11050, OCTOBER 12, 1925, 5 COMP. GEN. 252

ST. ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL - PURCHASE OF STATIONERY THE AMOUNT OF $3,500, AUTHORIZED BY THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1925, 43 STAT. 1142, TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF ST. ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL AND CREDITED TO THE APPROPRIATION FOR STATIONERY FOR THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT AND ITS SEVERAL BUREAUS AND OFFICES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1926, IS AVAILABLE FOR THE PURCHASE OF ARTICLES EMBRACED IN CLASS 1, GENERAL SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES, IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT SUCH ARTICLES WERE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION AT THE TIME THE ESTIMATE WAS MADE OF THE AMOUNT TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THE HOSPITAL APPROPRIATION FOR CREDIT TO THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION FOR STATIONERY.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, OCTOBER 12, 1925:

I HAVE YOUR REQUEST OF AUGUST 26, 1925, TRANSMITTING A COMMUNICATION FROM THE ASSISTANT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, ST. ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL, FOR DECISION WHETHER THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MAY PROPERLY FURNISH THE HOSPITAL WITH NUMBERING MACHINES, TOILET PAPER, AND OTHER ITEMS EMBRACED WITHIN CLASS 1, GENERAL SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES, THE COST OF SUCH ARTICLES TO BE CHARGED TO THE $3,500 AUTHORIZED TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THE APPROPRIATIONS MADE FOR THE SUPPORT OF ST. ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1926 AND CREDITED TO THE STATIONERY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND ITS SEVERAL BUREAUS AND OFFICES.

THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1925, 43 STAT. 1142, UNDER THE HEADING "CONTINGENT EXPENSES, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR," PROVIDES:

FOR CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY AND THE BUREAUS, OFFICES, AND BUILDINGS OF THE DEPARTMENT; * * * $76,000.

FOR STATIONERY, INCLUDING TAGS, LABELS, INDEX CARDS, CLOTH-LINED WRAPPERS, AND SPECIMEN BAGS, PRINTED IN THE COURSE OF MANUFACTURE, AND SUCH PRINTED ENVELOPES AS ARE NOT SUPPLIED UNDER CONTRACTS MADE BY THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, FOR THE DEPARTMENT AND ITS SEVERAL BUREAUS AND OFFICES, $73,000; AND, IN ADDITION THERETO, SUMS AMOUNTING TO $90,000 SHALL BE DEDUCTED FROM OTHER APPROPRIATIONS MADE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1926, AS FOLLOWS: * * * SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL, $3,500; * * * AND SAID SUMS SO DEDUCTED SHALL BE CREDITED TO AND CONSTITUTE, TOGETHER WITH THE FIRST- NAMED SUM OF $73,000, THE TOTAL APPROPRIATION FOR STATIONERY FOR THE DEPARTMENT AND ITS SEVERAL BUREAUS AND OFFICES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1926.

THIS ACT ALSO MAKES A GENERAL APPROPRIATION FOR SUPPORT, CLOTHING, AND TREATMENT OF PATIENTS IN ST. ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1926, BUT CARRIES NO SPECIFIC PROVISION FOR CONTINGENT EXPENSES OR STATIONERY, PRESUMABLY BECAUSE THE NEEDS OF THE INSTITUTION FOR SUCH ITEMS ARE COVERED BY THE APPROPRIATION FOR CONTINGENT EXPENSES AND STATIONERY FOR THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT AND ITS SEVERAL BUREAUS AND OFFICES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1926.

NO REASON IS GIVEN FOR THE STATEMENT IN THE LETTER OF SUBMISSION THAT NUMBERING MACHINES CAN NOT BE SUPPLIED OUT OF THE STATIONERY APPROPRIATION, AND IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT ARTICLES SUCH AS NUMBERING MACHINES, TOILET PAPERS, ETC., ARE EMBRACED IN CLASS 1, GENERAL SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES, UNDER THE HEADING "STATIONERY, PAPER ARTICLES, AND DRAFTING SUPPLIES," AND WERE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN ARRIVING AT AN AMOUNT TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE HOSPITAL AND CREDITED TO THE STATIONERY APPROPRIATION FOR THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, THE PURCHASE OF THE ARTICLES IN QUESTION FROM SUCH STATIONERY APPROPRIATION WOULD APPEAR TO BE PROPER.

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