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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
SALARIES AND EXPENSES
1987 Budget Enacted .....
Proposed pay raise supplemental .
Proposed FERS supplemental • 1987 Revised ......
Positions - Permanent ....... 860 $36,012,563
860 $36,012,563 (36) 693,695
101,000 860 36,807,258
The Congressional Research Service is the department within the Library of Congress that works exclusively as the research and reference arm for the Congress of the United States. The Service is mandated to work for every Member of Congress, every committee, and for their staffs. In addition to providing a great diversity of research and reference services, CRS staff provide close support to Members and committees through analytic reports and consultations, bill analysis, analyses of alternative legislative proposals, assistance in hearings and other phases of the legislative and oversight processes, factual statements, bibliographies, translations, assistance with public opinion polls and surveys, and with identifying and assessing long-range goals and objectives, and analysis of energing 18sues and trend data. The Service also sponsors and conducts workshops and 8 emi nars on public policy issues for Members and staff. To provide for the most effective use of CRS and other resources available to congressional staff, a program of Legislative Institutes, District Workshops and other briefings has been developed.
CRS 18 the congressional support agency with the mandate to provide the entire range of analysis, research and Information to the entire congressional community. We do this on a non-partisan basis, in virtually every area of public policy and subject interest. CRS also provides substantial support to three sister agencies: the Congressional Budget Office, the General Accounting Office, and the Office of Technology Assessment, and to other specialized groups of Congress. In fiscal 1986, the Service responded to over 433,600 requests from Congress for research and reference assistance.
Management objectives in fiscal 1988 are directed at (1) asking for no new permanent positions, but
A total of $47,251,100 18 requested to support the Congressional Research Service in fiscal 1988. This
Funds are requested to cover ingrade increases and reallocations ($915,490) and
CRS is asking for no new permanent positions in fiscal 1988, however, funding to
The request for lapse reduction funding will allow CRS to continue to match issue
550, 138 $2,212,031
+ $ 365,000
(2) Annualization of pay raise
This increase is necessary to provide for annualization of the 1987 pay raise for
(3) Annualization of FERS contribution .....
P.L. 99-335, the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERS), established
(4) One extra day .....
Fiscal 1987 requires the payment of salary funds for a total of 261 days; fiscal 1988
26,351 $ 160,374