5 U.S. Code § 5583 - Payment of money due; settlement of accounts

§ 5583.
Payment of money due; settlement of accounts
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—
accounts of employees of the government of the District of Columbia shall be paid by the District of Columbia; and
accounts of employees of Government corporations or mixed ownership Government corporations may be paid by the corporations.
(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 496; Pub. L. 96–70, title III, § 3302(e)(7), Sept. 27, 1979, 93 Stat. 498; Pub. L. 104–316, title II, § 202(b), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3842.)

Historical and Revision Notes


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5 U.S.C. 61h.

Aug. 3, 1950, ch. 518, § 3, 64 Stat. 396.

Apr. 30, 1954, ch. 177, § 1, 68 Stat. 64.

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. 96–70 struck 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. 96–70 effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 3304 of Pub. L. 96–70, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3601 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.

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