United States Capitol Police--Waiver of Erroneous Salary Payments
B-307529, Mar 28, 2006
The transfer of the disbursing authority for United States Capitol Police (USCP) employees from the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House to the Chief of Police did not also transfer the authority to waive collection of erroneous payments, because Public Law 108-7 only transferred the functions, duties, and authorities of the Secretary and the Chief Administrative Officer as disbursing officers, and waiver of erroneous payments is not a function of a disbursing officer. Authority to waive erroneous payments made to USCP employees remains with the Speaker of the House and the Secretary of the Senate. To avoid implementation problems, GAO recommends that Congress consider addressing this issue to ensure equitable and efficient consideration of USCP employees' applications for waiver.