(a)Under such regulations as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe, the employing agency shall pay money due a deceased employee to the beneficiary designated by the employee under section
5582(b) of this title, or, if none, to the widow or widower of the employee.
(b)The Director may by regulation prescribe the method for settlement of accounts payable under subsection (a) of this section. However—
(1)accounts of employees of the government of the District of Columbia shall be paid by the District of Columbia; and
(2)accounts of employees of Government corporations or mixed ownership Government corporations may be paid by the corporations.
In subsection (a), the word “officer” is omitted as included in “employee”.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–316, § 202(b)(1), substituted “Director of the Office of Personnel Management” for “Comptroller General of the United States”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–316, § 202(b)(2), substituted “The Director may by regulation prescribe the method for settlement of accounts payable under subsection (a) of this section.” for “Except as the Comptroller General may by regulation otherwise authorize or direct, accounts not payable under subsection (a) of this section are payable on settlement of the General Accounting Office.”
1979—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–70struck out par. (2) providing that accounts of the employees of the Canal Zone Government be paid by the Canal Zone Government, and redesignated par. (3) as (2).
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–70effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 3304 ofPub. L. 96–70, set out as an Effective Date note under section
3601 of Title
22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
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