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Breakdown of inquiries answered, fiscal 1965 by time category and source of inquiry

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REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL POSITIONS

Senator MoRRONEY. You are asking for an increase of 46 positions I believe, is that not correct? Mr. JAYSON. Yes, sir. Senator MONRONEY. Since fiscal 1960 the staff increased a total of 48 over the years, and for the year 1966 you have a total of 228 positions. Now you are asking in 1 year for 46 additional. This is because of the increasing workload and the complexity of the research that you are asked to develop? Mr. JAYSON. Yes, sir. As to the 228 positions, actually we have 223 budgeted positions plus a $25,000 temporary fund for 5 employees. Senator MonRONEY. But you have been unable to fill? Mr. JAYsoN. No; we fill them. We make fine use of that temporary fund, but when that was set up, the committee thought it would provide help that was the equivalent of five positions. Times have changed. Wages have gone up and that money doesn’t stretch as far as it used to, but between 1961 and the present time, once you take out eight people that were given to us for our new Science Policy Research Division, the other increases in our staff have been mostly at the clerical level rather than the professional level. In our justification we point out that between 1961 and 1964 we had 12 new positions. Ten of these were at the clerical and referenceassistance level. But there has been no substantial increase since 1961.

SPACE PROBLEM

Senator MoRRONEY. Did you have any space shortage to accommodate these additional people? Mr. JAYsoN. The Librarian of Congress has turned over to us part of the exhibit area in the main building. This was an agonizing £ sion for him but we will be there on a temporary basis until the new building is constructed. Senator MoRRoNEY. That will be a long time, 5 or 6 years. Mr. JAYSON. Yes, but the question of space is an important one and the needs of the Congress are also important. This additional space, we hope, will ease the situation a bit. Mr. LORENz. In summary, we can house the staff, Senator, that will be provided. Senator MonRoNEY. All right, sir. This is all on the Legislative Reference Service. We thank you for the completeness of this testimony. It is something we needed to get.

REQUEST FOR SUPER GRADES

What recommendations would you make for the improvement other than the personnel you need? I think you have a request in another bill before the Post Office and Civil Service Committee for some super grades. - - - -

Mr. JAYsoN. Yes, sir. Our senior specialists at the present time are grade 17 and by statute are not included within the super grade quota. Our highest professional level is grade 15. We can't promote a man after he has grade 15, even though he may be working above the level of 15 but somewhat short of a senior-specialist level, without going to the Civil Service Commission and getting their approval. This is a rather cumbersome and £ procedure. We have re£ the staff of the Joint Committee on the Organization of the ongress to consider an amendment of our statute to give us more freedom in that regard. Mrs. HAMER. We hope that the joint committee will so recommend, Mr. Chairman. The current House bill on super grades only allows us a very few extra positions for the Library of ë' as a whole. I think that under it we could not possibly take care of the needs of the Legislative Reference Service and those of the rest of the Library of Congress, too. The committee's report states that the bill gives the Library an increase of 13 supergrade positions, and we are very grateful for this allocation. However, we have 5 positions that have already been evaluated as super grades by the Civil Service Commission but there are no slots available for them, so these 5 would come out of the 13 if the bill becomes law. Senator MONRONEY. I thank you very much.

DISTRIBUTION OF CATALOG CARDS

Regarding the distribution of catalog cards, which is a selfsupporting operation of the Library, you are requesting 39 positions for this activity. Please explain what job categories are involved and why you need these additional positions. Mr. WELSH. The detail on that begins on page 133. Twenty-eight are related directly to the card distribution service, the sale of catalog cards and technical publications. Senator MoNRONEY. This is on what page? Mr. WELSH. Beginning on page 133, sir. The remainder of the staff, or 11, are related to the publication of these catalogs, which I have exhibited over here which represent a return to the Treasury in excess of the total amount appropriated for the card service. We estimated when we prepared the justification that our returns would be in the neighborhood of $4,700,000. It now appears that we will be turning in over $5 million or 125 percent of the appropriation. The workload has increased significantly; as of this very moment we are averaging about a 13-percent increase over the last fiscal year.

JUSTIFICATION

Senator MoRRONEY. I would like to have printed in the record pages 130 to 135 of the justifications and also pages 137 and 138 dealing with the activities of the distribution of catalog cards.

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· This includes pending supplemental request for pay raise of $61,000.

These cards are sold annually to over 17,000 subscribers throughout the 50 States and several foreign countries.

Table of work increases

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11, 640, 027

10. 3

49.1 $3,703, 566

18 8

Regular orders received.

7,848, 489 8, 691,898 Percent increase over previous year.

10.7 Percent increase over 1961

10.7 Gross card sales.

$2,039, 674 $2, 150, 371 Percent increase over previous year.

5.4 Percent increase over 1961

5.4 Total gross sales (cards and publications).-- $2,563, 088 $2,696, 257 Percent increase over previous year.

5. 2 Percent increase over 1961

5. 2 Total obligations.

$2, 168, 492 $2, 342, 235 Deposit in the Treasury

$2, 409, 650 $2,792, 099 Percent recovered.

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119

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$4, 664, 815

19. 6

SO $3,784, 935 $4, 354, 637

115

1966 regular bill.---
Proposed supplemental due to pay increase.

$4, 035, 000

67, 300

1966 adjusted. 1967 estimate---

4. 100), 3M 4, 504, O

Net increase...

463, 700

Analysis of increases and decreases

INCREASE 1. Ingrade increases and other anticipated increases in salary costs.--- $51, 574

Funds are requested to cover the cost of within-grade increases and reallocations as follows: Step ingrade increases.

$25, 113 Reallocations.

23, 058

Total salaries.
Personnel benefits..

48, 177
3, 397

Total.

51, 574

Since fiscal 1962 these elements have increased as shown below:

Price increases and pieces acquired as reflected in Library of Congress purchases

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The table below provides figures and averages from all countries. Analysis of purchases and prices in some of the major book-producing countries is even more indicative of the problem facing the Library in maintaining its intake of needed current materials.

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BOOKS United States:

Average price per piece

Number of pieces... England:

Average price per piece.

Number of pieces.West Germany

Average price per piece.

Number of pieces.. East Germany:

Average price per piece.

Number of pieces... France:

Average price per piece.

Number of pieces. Italy:

Average price per piece

$1.65 2, 482

$3.80
1, 228

+141.8 -43.8

2,030

1, 394

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$4.39
1,798

$7.68

5.74
640

$5.39

904

+74.9 -31.3

1, 235

Number of pieces... Japan:

Average price per piece.

Number of pieces...
U.S.S.R.:

Average price per piece.
Number of pieces..

$2.75

$2.39
2, 862

$3.07
3, 118

3, 166

$3.32
4, 104

+38.9
+43.3

$1. 12

$0.96 16, 234

$1.29 12, 872

$1.30 12, 513

+35.5 - 22.9

13, 558

Thus, although the rate of increase is uneven in various specific countries, the overall impact of world-wide increased production and rising prices is evident.

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