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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California
WALT HORAN, Washington ALBERT THOMAS, Texas
GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio
HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi
FRANK T, BOW, Ohio GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama
CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina JOHN J. ROONEY, New York
MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia
ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island
GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida
JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana
JOHN R. PILLION, New York JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee
WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM H. MILLIKEN, JR., Pennsylvania WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana
EARL WILSON, Indiana TOM STEED, Oklahoma
ODIN LANGEN, Minnesota
BEN REIFEL, South Dakota
KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director
DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION BILL, 1964
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENTS OF TREASURY AND POST OFFICE
AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE APPROPRIATIONS
J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia, Chairman
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts
Program by activities:
1. Executive direction.
New obligational authority.
Revenue Service" pursuant to Reorganization Plan No.
26 of 1950. Transferred to: "Salaries and expenses, Bureau of Ac
counts" pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 26 of 1950.Transferred from: "Salaries and expenses, Office of the
Treasurer” pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 26 of 1950.
WAGE BOARD INCREASES
Mr. GARY. The committee will come to order.
The chairman of the full committee has reorganized the subcommittees and abolished the Committee on Deficiencies and from now on all supplemental requests and requests for deficiencies will be referred to the respective subcommittees that handled the original appropriations.
It is the wish of the chairman that we consider deficiency appropriations at the present time, and leave the supplemental appropriations until the regular hearings. It is for that reason that I have called this hearing this morning to consider certain deficiencies in the Department of the Treasury.
I believe one of these occurs in the Office of the Secretary. There, the appropriation for 1964 was $5 million, the deficiency request is for $29,000 as contained in House Document No. 203.
We shall insert the justifications at this point in the record. (The justification follows:)
Salaries and expenses—Continued
[In thousands] 6. Obligations:
1st quarter (estimated)
$1, 465 1, 322 1, 414 1, 554
JUSTIFICATION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1964
A supplemental appropriation in the amount of $29,000 is requested for the Office of the Secretary for the fiscal year 1964 to finance wage board rate increases approved in the fiscal year 1963. Rate increases for the lithographic staff were approved in November of 1962, and for the crafts and custodial staffs in December of 1962. In addition, under the provisions of the Federal Salary Reform Act of 1962 (Public Law 87–793), the basic compensations of the craftsmen responsible for supervising employees were adjusted to rates above those received by their subordinates. These latter increases were approved in March of 1963.
The amount requested for the wage board rate increases represents the actual cost after consideration was given to any savings which may be realized through normal turnover. It includes compensation and related personnel service benefits and is for the rate increases granted the following classes of employees : Lithographic
$2,300 Crafts and custodial..
21, 600 Supervisors of crafts staffs..
5, 100 Total__
29, 000 The results of the annual review of the rates paid the lithographic and crafts groups were not announced in time for the additional cost to be included in the appropriation estimate requested for the fiscal year 1964. The Office of the Secretary is attempting to absorb part of the cost of the pay adjustments authorized for classified employees by Public Law 87–793; wage board rate increases in the amount of $12,000 approved in the fiscal year 1964; and other unanticipated miscellaneous operating expenses. Therefore, it cannot absorb the additional obligation for the wage board rate increases approved in the fiscal year 1963.
CURRENT PAYROLL The amount of the payroll for the period December 22, 1963-January 4, 1964, is equivalent to $4,284,945 on an annual basis. It covered the salaries of 503 employees and included temporary and intermittent appointees as well as personnel performing services on a reimbursable basis.
Inasmuch as the adjusted appropriation for the fiscal year 1964 did not provide funds for wage board rate increases approved in 1963, it will not finance the approximately 495 average positions authorized for the current fiscal year.