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would run around 400 staff years. We are guesstimating that a workload in the range of about 350 staff years would continue into 1980.

The number that we finally settled on, which is 250 staff years, was made as Mr. Staats now suggests. We went through a very disciplined way of examining our structure to find out where we could pare back and where we could do some consolidating. That is essentially in brief fashion how we reached the 250 number.

Mr. BENJAMIN. In reaching this number, you have deferred and you found, at least in review, some more effective ways of handling your responsibilities.

Mr. Pin. That is one facet, but there is another facet of it. Some of our responsibilities do terminate. They become of lesser priority.

Mr. BENJAMIN. That is what I am asking for.
Mr. Pin. That, we can give you in more detail if you would like.

Mr. BENJAMIN. Would you please? Would you reconcile these figures for us?

Mr. Pin. Sure. Mr. BENJAMIN. So we can understand the specifics of what really is additional to your existing workload. Mr. STAATS. You are looking for the pluses and the minuses. Mr. BENJAMIN. That is right. Mr. Staats. We can supply that. [The information follows:)

FY 1979 WORKLOAD INCREASES

The 398 staff years referred to by the question is that

which is required in FY 1979 to meet workload resulting from Congressional actions occuring since January 1978--the date when we requested FY 1979 resources. It includes workload requirements of those acts and Committee reports referred to by the question as follows:

FY 1979
Staff Years

Federal Banking Agency Audit Act
Small Business Amendments

Civil Service Reform Act

Federal Government Pension Plan

Reporting Act

Ethics in Government Act

Nuclear Non-proliferation Act of 1978

Education Amendments (Committee

Report)

Natural Gas Resources (Natural

Gas Provision of the National
Energy Act)

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It includes requirements of other legislation and of com- .

mittee reports as follows:

FY 1979
Staff Years

The Defense Authorization Act

of 1979

Amtrak Improvement Act

Public Telecommunications

Financing Act of 1978

PY 1979 Staff Years

Health Maintenance Organization

Act Amendments of 1978

Health Services Extension

Act of 1978

Financial Institutions Regulatory

and Interest Rate Control Authority Act

Customs Procedural Reform and

Simplification Act of 1978

Energy Research and Development

Administration Authorization
Act of 1978

Outer Continental Shelf Lands

Act

Senate Report on International

Security Assistance Program Act

House Conference Report on the

Veterans and Survivors Pension
Improvement Act of 1978

Senate Report and House Conference

Report on the Department of Defense Appropriation Act of 1979

House Conference Report and

Senate Report on FY 79 DOD
Appropriation Act

Senate Report on the Postal

Service Amendments of 1978

Senate Report on Legislative

Branch Appropriations Act

Senate Report on Customs Pro

cedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978

House Report on the Northeast

Corridor Improvement Project as Authorized by P.L. 94-210

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In addition, it includes 30 recent, additional, Committee and Member requests which will require us to use 142 staff years in FY 1979. These are listed on Attachment 2.

The 172 staff years required by new legislation and Committee reports referred to by the question; the 84 staff

years required by legislation and Committee reports in

addition to those referred to by the question; and the 142

.

staff years from additional congressional requests comprise the 398 staff year additional workload on which our reguests for supplemental. FY 1979 funding is based.

The 449 staff years referred to by the question is a derived figure. It is not significant to the additional workload on which our request for resources is based either in FY 1979 or FY 1980. That figure includes, for example, 57 staff years to be used in FY 1979 and in FY 1980 for work of a Special Task Force for the Prevention of Fraud and Abuse. The work of that Task Force is a significant part of Gao's regular and continuing audit responsibilities.

We are not asking for additional resources to fund the work

of that Task Force. However, I must add we had to do some considerable readjusting to bring together the staff to carry out this important assignment.

PY 1980 WORKLOAD INCREASES

The 350 staff years referred to by the question is that which is required in FY 1980 to meet workload resulting from Congressional actions occuring since January 1978--when we made our last appropriation request. It includes the FY 1980 workload impact of those acts and committee reports, referred to by the question as follows:

FY 1980
Staff Years

Federal Banking Agency Audit Act

Small Business Amendments

Civil Service Reform Act

Federal Government Pension Plan
Reporting Act
Ethics in Government Act
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978.
Education Amendments (Committee Report)

National climate Program Act

Agriculture Foreign Investment

Disclosure Act

Natural Gas Resources (Natural Gas

Provision of the National Energy
Act)

Omnibus Parks Act

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