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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
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, Wyoming
GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois

BEN REIFEL, South Dakota
JOHN M. SLACK, JR., West Virginia LOUIS C. WYMAN, New Hampshire
JOHN LESINSKI, Michigan
JOHN J. FLYNT, Georgia
NEAL SMITH, Iowa
ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut
JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington
EDWARD R. FINNEGAN, Illinois
CHARLES S. JOELSON, New Jersey
JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York
JOHN J. McFALL, California

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director
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DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION BILL, 1964

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENTS OF TREASURY AND POST OFFICE

AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE APPROPRIATIONS

J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia, Chairman
OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana JOHN R. PILLION, New York
TOM STEED, Oklahoma

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts

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Program by activities:

1. Executive direction.
2. General administrative services
3. Operation and maintenance of Treasury buildings.

Total obligations.----
Financing:
Reimbursements for emergency preparedness function..

New obligational authority.
New obligational authority:

Appropriation.
Transferred from: “Salaries and expenses, Internal

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.

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Appropriation (adjusted).

5, 196

5, 225

+29

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:)

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Salaries and expenses—Continued

[In thousands] 6. Obligations:

1st quarter (estimated)
2d quarter (estimated)
3d quarter (estimated)
4th quarter (estimated)

$1, 465 1, 322 1, 414 1, 554

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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.

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