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In 1882 the Chaplain of the House was paid at a rate of $70 per month. Legislative history down through the years reflects an increase as follows in the annual rate: 1921

$1, 440.00 1924

1, 520.00 1929

1,680.00 1942

2,500.00 1945

2, 870.00 1946

3,589. 98 1947

3, 750.00 1949

3, 937. 44 1950

3, 908. 00

4, 299. 00 1955

4,515.00 1955

7, 447.00 1958

8, 192.00 1960

8, 806.00 1962

9, 422.00 1964

12,500.00 1965

15, 000.00 1965

15, 540.00 1967

15, 995.00

1951

OFFICE OF THE CLERK

Mr. ANDREWS. Now we get down to the “Office of the Clerk."

Mr. JENNINGS. For the "Office of the Clerk,” $2 million, compared with $1,711,500 appropriated for 1967, or an increase of $288,500.

We are requesting this increase to carry out the provisions of the House Employees Position Classification Act, which allowed for the creation of new positions, longevity increases, and pay raises for the House wage schedule employees.

NEW POSITIONS NOT INCLUDED IN 1967 BUDGET

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Mr. ANDREWS. Mr. Jennings, your 1967 appropriation was $1,711,500, is that correct?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. Mr. ANDREWS. And you are absorbing the Pay Act supplemental costs of $49,700 which we are disallowing in the pending supplemental; is that correct?

Mr.JENNINGS. Well, I do not know.

Mr. ANDREWS. I can tell you we are.
Mr. JENNINGS. In that case we are absorbing it, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. ANDREWS. So in appropriation terms you are asking for an increase of $288,500 ?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir.

Mr. ANDREWS. Are you going to wind up with some surplus funds in 1967 ?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir, I think that would be a fair statement, that we will have some surplus funds.

Mr. ANDREWS. How much?

Mr. JENNINGS. It would be difficult to say exactly, Mr. Chairman, because you have answered one question I did not know by telling me we were going to absorb the 2.9-percent increase.

Mr. ANDREWS. Then I will ask you why you were able to absorb the pay increase?

Mr. JENNINGS. We were able to absorb that because of the unused moneys in the various categories of the clerk hire and the contingency fund and various other categories under the clerk's office which were not used but which were appropriated.

NEW POSITIONS

Mr. ANDREWS. Your statement on pages 19 and 20 list a number of new positions not included in the 1967 budget.

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. Mr. ANDREWS. Do you mean they were not budgeted in the 1967 bill under your appropriation ?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir, in most cases. The new ones were not. Mr. ANDREWS. Have they all been created since last year's hearings

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. They have been authorized by the Com mittee on House Administration.

Mr. ANDREWS. If our count is correct this contains 50 new positions is that right?

Mr. JENNINGS. I have not counted the positions but I would sa that is approximately correct.

TOTAL NUMBER OF POSITIONS

Mr. ANDREWS. Looking at page 12 of the committee print, I se 213 employees as of last June 30 and 222 as of February 28, 196 and 255 shown for fiscal year 1968. Is that correct?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir.

Mr. ANDREWS. These 50 do not seem to fit into those figures. A the figures on page 12 of the committee print the number authorize the number on board, or what do they represent?

Mr. JENNINGS. That is the number authorized.

Mr. ANDREWS. How many of these 50 positions are presently fille You can insert that in the record.

Mr. JENNINGS. The reason I was conferring here, we really not know how many of them are filled until such time as the vario departments notify the Disbursement Office that these positions a filled, and that is usually at the end of the month when we take from the payroll.

Mr. ANDREWS. Can you insert the dates when they were authoriz by the Committee on House Administration?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. We will submit that for the record.
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As of April 30, 1967, 36 of the 50 positions listed on pages 19 and 20 of the
Statement of the Clerk of the House were filled.
DATES THE 50 New POSITIONS WERE AUTHORIZED BY HOUSE ADMINISTRATIVE

COMMITTEE
June 1, 1966: 20-161
January 5, 1967:

March 8, 1967–Continued
20-162

20-188 20_163

20-189 20-164

20–190 20-165

20–191

20–192 20-167

20–193 20-168

20–194 January 24, 1967:

20–195 20-169

March 22, 1967: 20-170

20-172 20-171

20–174 March 8, 1967:

20-196 20-173

20–197 20-175

20–198 20-176

20-199 20-177

20-200 20-178

20-201 20-179

20-202 20-180

20-203 20-181

20-204 20-182

20-205 20-183

20-206 20-184

20-207 20-185

20-208 20-186

20-209 20-187

20-210 Mr. ANDREWS. Were they all authorized under the House Position assification Act? Mr. JENNINGS. They were all authorized under the House Position Massification Act. Some are under the House wage scale and others e under this employees' schedule.

NEW POSITIONS PENDING APPROVAL 1 Mr. ANDREWS. Do you have any more positions in the process of

ng created or planned ?
Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir.
Mr. LXDREWs. How many ?
Mr. JENNINGS. I would think there are about 15 to 20, Mr. Chair-

JUSTIFICATION FOR NEW POSITIONS Mr. ANDREWS. Suppose you take each group of these positions, or wh major division, and tell us your plans. Fifty new jobs are a lot sf jobs.

Ir. JENXINGS. All the jobs listed are new jobs, but others are being ciuninated.

Let me give you an example. I went before the House Administration Committee after finding the records under the Clerk's Office to be in very bad condition and asked that an entirely new department

Mr. ANDREWS. I can tell you we are.
Mr. JENNINGS. In that case we are absorbing it, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. ANDREWS. So in appropriation terms you are asking for an increase of $288,500 ? Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir.

Mr. ANDREWS. Are you going to wind up with some surplus funds in 1967?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir, I think that would be a fair statement, that we will have some surplus funds.

Mr. ANDREWS. How much?

Mr. JENNINGS. It would be difficult to say exactly, Mr. Chairman, because you have answered one question I did not know by telling me we were going to absorb the 2.9-percent increase.

Mr. ANDREWS. Then I will ask you why you were able to absorb the pay increase?

Mr. JENNINGS. We were able to absorb that because of the unused moneys in the various categories of the clerk hire and the contingency fund and various other categories under the clerk's office which were not used but which were appropriated.

NEW POSITIONS

Mr. ANDREWS. Your statement on pages 19 and 20 list a number of new positions not included in the 1967 budget.

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir.

Mr. ANDREWS. Do you mean they were not budgeted in the 1967 bill under your appropriation ?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir, in most cases. The new ones were not. Mr. ANDREWS. Have they all been created since last year's hearings

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. They have been authorized by the Com mittee on House Administration.

Mr. ANDREWS. If our count is correct this contains 50 new positions is that right?

Mr. JENNINGS. I have not counted the positions but I would sa that is approximately correct.

TOTAL NUMBER OF POSITIONS

Mr. ANDREWS. Looking at page 12 of the committee print, I s 213 employees as of last June 30 and 222 as of February 28, 196 and 255 shown for fiscal year 1968. Is that correct?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. Mr. ANDREWS. These 50 do not seem to fit into those figures. A the figures on page 12 of the committee print the number authorize the number on board, or what do they represent?

Mr. JENNINGS. That is the number authorized. Mr. ANDREWS. How many of these 50 positions are presently fille You can insert that in the record.

Mr. JENNINGS. The reason I was conferring here, we really not know how many of them are filled until such time as the varia departments notify the Disbursement Office that these positions a filled, and that is usually at the end of the month when we take from the payroll.

Mr. ANDREWS. Can you insert the dates when they were authoriz by the Committee on House Administration?

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