UNITEDSTATES GENERALACCOUNTINGOFFICE \ REGIONAL OFFICE 87~ FLOOR PATRICK V McNAMARA FEDERAL BUILDING 477 MICHIGAN AVENUE DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48226 2 5 MAR1977 Commanding Officer U.S.S. San Jose (AFS-7) FPO San Francisco 96601 723 Dear Sir: As part of our contlnulng flnanclal management system, we travel and leave transactions in U.S.S San Josqto test the quality of dxsburslng and related admlnlstratlve procedures. We reviewed en- tltlements on 60 of 119 vouchers paid In the 6 months ended July 31, 1976. --on five vouchers we ldentlfied five over and underpayments for travel totaling $84, and --on 14 of 36 vouchers, whxch showed periods of leave, we found erroneous delay enroute computations; 10 members were overcharged leave and 4 others received leave that was- not charged to their leave accounts. We have forwarded 15 informal inquiries to your disbursing officer describing the travel and leave defxlencxes and have requested that adlustments be made to correct the errors Since three of the travel errors were In the $10 to $25 range, we have requested the Navy Finance Center to issue the necessary pay adJustment authorlzatlons. Our tests indicate that the disbursing officer was not revlewlng and verlfylng the accuracy of leave, proceed and traveltlme reported by the administrative offlce. Such verlflcatlons are required by Navy Travel Instructions, paragraph 4009-1, and Navy Pay and Personnel Procedures Manual, paragraph 10382. We would appreciate your comments and advice of any actlons taken. Sincerely yours, Walter C. Herrmann, Jr. Reglonal Manager cc: Comptroller of the Navy (NCD-3) Comptroller of the Navy (NCF-4) Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacxfx Fleet Commanding Offxer, Navy Finance Center, Cleveland Commanding Officer, Navy Regional Finance Center, T.I., San Francisco Dxector, Naval Audit Servxce Western Region, San DIego
Examination of Selected Travel and Leave Transactions in the U.S.S. San Jose Accounts
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1977-03-25.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)