United States Code

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§ 1594.
Reimbursement for financial institution charges incurred because of Government error in direct deposit of pay
(a)
(1)
A civilian officer or employee of the Department of Defense who, in accordance with law or regulation, participates in a program for the automatic deposit of pay to a financial institution may be reimbursed for a covered late-deposit charge.
(2)
A covered late-deposit charge for purposes of paragraph (1) is a charge (including an overdraft charge or a minimum balance charge) that is levied by a financial institution and that results from an administrative or mechanical error on the part of the Government that causes the pay of the officer or employee concerned to be deposited late or in an incorrect manner or amount.
(b)
Reimbursements under this section shall be made from appropriations available for the pay of the officer or employee concerned.
(c)
The Secretaries concerned shall prescribe regulations to carry out this section, including regulations for the manner in which reimbursement under this section is to be made.
(d)
In this section:
(1)
The term “financial institution” means a bank, savings and loan association, or similar institution or a credit union chartered by the United States or a State.
(2)
The term “pay” includes allowances.
(Added Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title VI, § 664(b)(1), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1466; amended Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XIV, § 1484(k)(6), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1719; Pub. L. 102–25, title VII, § 701(e)(8)(A), Apr. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 115; Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title V, § 564(b), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2029.)
cite as: 10 USC 1594