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Congress of the United States

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION
Washington, D.C. 20515

The $3,000.00 increase in non-personnel funding reflects increases of $500.00 for travel expenses, $500.00 for telecommunication expenses, and $2,000.00 for miscellaneous expenses. The attached table shows a comparison of the budget estimates for non-personnel costs for FY 87 and FY 88.

The Joint Committee also requests a supplemental FY 1987 appropriation of $77,000.00 to finance the January 1, 1987 cost of living increase in federal salaries.

At this time we do not foresee additional program needs for the four fiscal years following FY 1988.

If you or your staff have any questions concerning the Joint Committee's budget estimates, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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COMPARISON OF
ESTIMATED FISCAL 1988 NON-PERSONNEL COSTS

FOR THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION

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Note.-- Number of positions under this account include thone active as of November 30, 1986, unless otherwise provided by the obligating office No grorth is projecued for FY '87 and FY '88 unless known new positions are effective for one of those fiscal vears (FY '87 and FY '88 columns).

Average salaries were compuled by dividing the local personnel dollar wount by the number of positions.

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
FISCAL YEAR 1988 BUDGET IN BRIEF

TO THE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

The funds requested represent the best estimate of the Technology Assessment Board of what is required to meet the needs of the 100th Congress. FY 88 Budget Request:

$19,270,000* Includes: $40,000 for the Prospective

Payment Assessment Commission

authorized in P.L. 98-21, Section 601 $25,000 for the Physician

Payment Review Commission

authorized in P.L. 99-272, Section 9305
FY 87 Budget Request: $17,700,000
FY 87 Appropriation:

$15,532,000
Pay Supplemental for
Retirement Costs

545,000
Pay Supplemental for
Pay Costs

209,000
Program Supplemental for
Telephone System

350,000 Revised FY 87 Appropriation

$16,636,000 ESTIMATED INCREASE IN FY 88 REQUEST OVER FY 87 APPROPRIATION

$2,634,000

Salaries and Expenses

For salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Technology Assessment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92–484), including reception and representation expenses (not to exceed $3,000 from the Trust Fund), and rental of space in the District of Columbia, and those necessary to carry out the duties of the Director of the Office of Technology Assessment under Section 1886 of the Social Security Act as amended by Section 601 of the Social Security Amendments of 1983 (P.L. 98-21), and those necessary to carry out the duties of the Director of the Office of Technology Assessment under Part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act as amended by Section 9305 of the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Bill of 1985 (P.L. 99-272): ($15,532,000) $19,270,000: Provided, that none of the funds in the Act shall be available for salaries or expenses of any employee of the Office of Technology Assessment in excess of (143) 149 staff employees: Provided further, that no part of this appropriation shall be available for assessments or activities not initiated and approved in accordance with section 3(a) of Public Law 92-484, except that funds shall be available for the assessment required by Public Law 96-151.1: Provided further, that none of the funds in this Act shall be available for salaries or expenses of employees of the Office of Technology Assessment in connection with any reimbursable study for which funds are provided from sources other than appropriations made under this Act, or be available for any other administrative expenses incurred by the Office of Technology Assessment in carrying out such a study, except that funds shall be available for and reimbursement can be accepted for salaries or expenses of the Office of Technology Assessment in conncection with the assessment required by section 101(b) of Public Law 99-190.)

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PY 1988 amount approved by TAB: $18,200,000; impact of Federal Employees' Retirement System: $1,200,000; savings attributable to new phone system: ($130,000); total amount requested for FY 1988: $19,270,000.

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