Sometimes a request falls outside of CGMA policy. For example: a member requests a loan to pay back a family member for a personal loan, or needs money to retain a lawyer for a custody dispute.
When a request must be disapproved, Representatives are expected to officially disapprove the request using the CGMA Form 17 (pdf) , citing the reason and/or provision from the CGMA Manual.
Once a CGMA Form 17 (pdf) has been issued, a copy is to be sent to CGMA-HQ, for audit purposes.
In 2012, over 5,900 checks were issued by CGMA Representatives, with only three disapprovals forwarded to CGMA-HQ - making the local Representative disapproval rate less than one-tenth of one percent.
When you disapprove a request, don't forget to send in CGMA Form 17
Appeals of these disapprovals and all requests for assistance that will bring an account balance over $3,000, or requests for a grant, must be forwarded to CGMA-HQ.
In 2012, CGMA-HQ received 199 such requests:
|2012 HQ Approval / Disapproval Statistics|
|Grants||29||16 (55%)||13 (45%)|
|Loan to Grant Conversions||12||11 (92%)||1 (8%)|
|Loans||158||145 (92%)||13 (8%)|
|Total Cases||199||172 (86%)||27 (14%)|
Appeals of Executive Director Disapprovals and/or requests for assistance that will bring an account balance over $6,000 must be forwarded to the Board of Control.
In 2012, the Board received six such requests. They approved 3 (50%) and disapproved 3 (50%).
Additional information can be found under Chapter 4-B of the CGMA Manual.
You give valuable time to assist CGMA clients and it is much appreciated!
Please let CGMA-HQ know (703) 875-0404 or toll free (800) 881-2462 or email: HQS-DG-CGMA@uscg.mil if there is any way we can support your efforts as you serve your shipmates through CGMA.