United States Capitol Police--Advances to Volpe Center Working Capital Fund
B-319349, Jun 4, 2010
Amounts advanced in fiscal year 2007 by the United States Capitol Police (USCP) from its fiscal year 2003 appropriation were available to cover obligations incurred by the Department of Transportation's Volpe Center until September 30, 2008. At that point, USCP's fiscal year 2003 appropriation (both obligated and unobligated balances) was canceled by operation of law. 2 U.S.C. 1907(d). The funds were not available to cover Volpe's November 2008 obligation for its interagency agreement with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). USCP should adjust its accounts accordingly. To the extent USCP is unable to transfer fiscal year 2009 or no-year funds to Volpe to cover the obligation, it will have violated the Antideficiency Act by obligating in excess of available appropriations. If insufficient balances are available, USCP may wish to seek legislative ratification of its use of the fiscal year 2003 appropriation.