Authority of the Comptroller General to Appoint an Acting Comptroller General

Headnotes: 

The Comptroller General is authorized to designate an employee of the General Accounting Office to act as Comptroller General in his absence, even if the Office of Deputy Comptroller General is vacant.

Acting heads of agencies have powers that are commensurate with those of agency heads who have been confirmed by the Senate.

Updated July 9, 2014