B-112924(1), NOV 25, 1952

B-112924(1): Nov 25, 1952

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WHICH IS NOW IN PROCESS. DISBURSING OFFICERS ISSUING CHECKS TO PAY OBLIGATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES DRAWN ON THE TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES OR LOCAL DESIGNATED DEPOSITARIES ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO RETAIN IN THEIR CUSTODY ANY CHECKS WHICH ARE UNDELIVERABLE AND DUE THE PAYEE. ANY DISBURSING OFFICER NOT IN A POSITION TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SAFEKEEPING FACILITIES FOR UNDELIVERED CHECKS WILL REPORT SUCH MATTER TO THE HEAD OF HIS DISBURSING AGENCY FOR INSTRUCTIONS. WHERE A DISBURSING STATION IS CLOSED. THE UNDELIVERABLE CHECKS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DISBURSING OFFICER AT THE TIME DISBURSING OPERATIONS ARE TERMINATED SHALL BE FORWARDED TO A CENTRAL SAFEKEEPING CUSTODY LOCATION TO BE DESIGNATED BY THE HEAD OF THE DISBURSING AGENCY.

B-112924(1), NOV 25, 1952

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TO HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES CONCERNED:

PENDING THE ISSUANCE OF A REVISION OF GENERAL REGULATIONS NO. 91 SECOND REVISION, DATED JANUARY 9, 1947, WHICH IS NOW IN PROCESS, DISBURSING OFFICERS ISSUING CHECKS TO PAY OBLIGATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES DRAWN ON THE TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES OR LOCAL DESIGNATED DEPOSITARIES ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO RETAIN IN THEIR CUSTODY ANY CHECKS WHICH ARE UNDELIVERABLE AND DUE THE PAYEE.

ANY DISBURSING OFFICER NOT IN A POSITION TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SAFEKEEPING FACILITIES FOR UNDELIVERED CHECKS WILL REPORT SUCH MATTER TO THE HEAD OF HIS DISBURSING AGENCY FOR INSTRUCTIONS. IN SUCH CASES THE HEAD OF THE DISBURSING AGENCY MAY DIRECT THE DISBURSING OFFICER TO FORWARD HIS UNDELIVERABLE CHECKS TO A CENTRAL SAFEKEEPING CUSTODY LOCATION FOR SUBSEQUENT DELIVERY OR OTHER DISPOSITION.

WHERE A DISBURSING STATION IS CLOSED, THE UNDELIVERABLE CHECKS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DISBURSING OFFICER AT THE TIME DISBURSING OPERATIONS ARE TERMINATED SHALL BE FORWARDED TO A CENTRAL SAFEKEEPING CUSTODY LOCATION TO BE DESIGNATED BY THE HEAD OF THE DISBURSING AGENCY. IF THE STATION IS TO REMAIN IN OPERATION UNDER A SUCCESSOR DISBURSING OFFICER, THE SUCCESSOR WILL ASSUME CUSTODY OF THE UNDELIVERED CHECKS OF HIS PREDECESSOR FOR SAFEKEEPING, SUBSEQUENT DELIVERY OR OTHER FINAL DISPOSITION.

THE FORTHCOMING REVISION OF GENERAL REGULATIONS NO. 91 WILL PROVIDE COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE MAINTENANCE OF THE UNDELIVERED CHECK FILES IN DISBURSING OFFICES OR IN DESIGNATED CUSTODY LOCATIONS AND THE ULTIMATE DISPOSITION TO BE MADE OF THE CHECKS.