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An increase of $208,395 is requested to restore Special and Temporary funding to
the fiscal 1985 level and provide adquate support to ongoing reference and clerical
functions.

The Congressional Reference and Library Services Divisions are dependent upon lower level temporary and indefinite staff to perfona a wide variety of support functions, including such essential services as frequent messenger deliveries to House and Senate office buildings. In addition, these funds support hiring high shcool students through special Work-Study programs; these part-time temporaries provide lower-level clerical help throughout the Service during their senior year and they constitute an important source of future cand idates for hard-to-fill permanent clerical positions.

The reduced funding for intermittent and time-llnited hires affected four major areas over the last year: (1) congressional staff often experienced delays in receiving materials from researchers and reference 11brarians because we were unable to staff up the messenger unit to meet temporary Increases; (2) there were significant problems in keeping research files current because of de lays in filing news paper and periodical material, creating problems for CRS research and reference staff trying to respond to rush requests and for congressional staff who came to the La Follette Congressional Reading Roon to use these normally up-to-date files; (3) during the busiest periods, the Congressional Reference Division was unable to keep Info Packs stocked to meet demand because we could not hire sufficient temporary staff to assist; and (4) we were unable to hire part-time Work-Study students and 90-day temporaries to provide emergency typing and telephone coverage to compensate for staff shortages created by resignations.

Salaries ..........
Personnel Benefits

..... + $ 194,000

14,395 $ 208,395

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An increase of $50,000 is requested to support overtiae, holiday pay, and night
differential. During fiscal 1986, $91,800 was cut from the base for other personnel
compensation, requiring the Service to llait severely the number of research and ref-
erence staff who could work on legal holidays when the Congress is in sess 1on, to reduce
the overtime required to make the Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions current
as quickly as possible in the year, and to limit overtime assignments to clerical staff
in order to complete projects with urgeat deadlines. The increase requested will
restore flexibility to have CRS staff work in the evenings, weekends, and on holidays
when the circumstances warrant.

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Travel and transportation

.... + $ 6,200 Rental of equipment

+ 49, 900
Printing .......

17,100
Photoduplication

3,200
Other services, miscellaneous

+

7,100 Services of other agencies ..............

+

1,500
Training

800
Professional & consultant services ...... + 12,000
Data base services ......................+ 26,000
Office supplies ......................... + 9,900
Books and library materials

60,400
+ $ 194,100

Travel and transportation

... + $

6,200

A current level increase of $6,200 18 requested for travel in fiscal 1988 and
represents a 13 percent increase in costs over fiscal 1986. This increase is a result
of two factors:

Public Law 99-234, Federal Civilian Employee and Contractor Travel Expenses Act
of 1985, enacted January 2, 1986, removed the statutory ceilings on per diem and actual
subsistence and authorized GSA to set maximum rates administratively effective July 1,
1986. The rates set by GSA increased on an average of 21 percent. Alr travel costs
Increased in fiscal 1986 by 4. percent. The combination of the two increases has resulted
in a net increase of 13 percent against all Library of Congress travel budgets.

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Therefore, we are requesting current level increases in 1988 of $3,100 for regular travel and $3,100 for attendance at meetings travel.

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$1,048, 100 is requested in fiscal 1988 to provide for current level costs of equipment rental. It consists of an increase of 5 percent or $49,900 for costs experienced in fiscal 1986.

Printing

17,100

A current level increase of $17,100 18 requested for printing in fiscal 1988 and is due to a 4 percent increase in printing costs in the fiscal 1988 forecast by the Government Printing Office in Circular Letter No. 267 of April 30, 1986. The increase consists of $13,300 for publications printing, and $3,800 for forme printing.

Photo duplication

3,200

A total current level increase of $3,200 18 requested in fiscal 1988 and 18 due to a 5 percent increase in the costs of labor and materials experienced in fiscal 1986.

Other services, miscellaneous ....... + $

7,100

A current level increase of $7,100 is requested for contract services in fiscal 1988 and 18 due to an increase of 4 percent experienced in fiscal 1986 for miscellaneous contract services for foreign language translations, advertising for vacancies in support of affirmative action recruting, and the seminar and institute program.

Services of other agencies ...

1,500

The Library experienced à 4 percent increase in the costs of data base subscription services in fiscal 1986. A current level increase of $1,500 is therefore requested to offset these inflat to nary increases for use of government data bases.

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Justification of Increases and Decreases

FY 1987

No. Amount Non-personal services - Current level (continued)

FY 1988

Amount

Increase No Amount

No.

Tuition and training

+ $

800

An increase of $800 is requested for tuition and training in fiscal 1988. Tuition fees charged by local colleges and universities attended by Library of Congress staff have increased approximately 4 percent from the 1985/1986 school year to the 1986/1987 school year and is therefore the bas18 for this increase.

Professional & consultant services

..+ $

12,000

A current level increase of $12,000 18 requested for professional consultant services in fiscal 1988 and is due to an increase of 4 percent experienced in fiscal 1986 for such services, which CRS relies on to augment staff resources and expertise in providing public policy analysis to the Congress.

Data base services

+ $

26,000

The Library experienced a 4 percent increase in the costs of data base subscription services in fiscal 1986. Therefore, a current level increase of $26,000 18 requested to offset these inflationary increases for use of commercial data base services.

Office supplies

...... + $

9,900

A total curreat level increase of $9,900 18 requested for this account in fiscal
1988 and is due to a 4 percent increase in costs experienced in fiscal 1986.

Books and library materials

+ $

60,400

A total current level increase for books and library materials of $60,400 is requested to cover the 8.9 percent inflation experienced in 1986 over 1985 for U.S. periodical prices, as reported by the Library Materials Price Index Committee of the American Library As so ciation. Since 99 percent of the funding for books and library materials 18 devoted to acquisition of public policy and other reference serials, this increase 18 necessary in order to maintain the resources currently received. of the total requested, $59,800 is for books and library materials and $600 is for pamphlets and documents.

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