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Mr. ANDREWS. Are there any questions, Mr. Langen, on the general diatement of the Architect?
LONGWORTH BUILDING REMODELING PROGRAM
fr, LANGEN. Just one or two, Mr. Chairman.
I think we have had a pretty good explanation of the special items that make up the inereases here. I would raise a question regarding the reunde man of the Longworth Building. I see other work related to en
el br sich remodeling. What is all included in that
1. HENK I: ludes, in addition to the Longworth Building
modeling of the Congressional Hotel to provide Shes
a remodeling of the Longworth Building. I do not M v want any detail on that at this point, but we have a
i ns later in our justifications. UNGEN. We will get into the details of this at a later date. - HENLOCK. The direct remodeling of the Longworth Building,
Senimated at $5,602,300; remodeling of the Congressional
e 143,800; construction of a pedestrian tunnel to connect the L al Building with the hotel, $196,000; $83,000 for improvements
Pe parking lot in the rear of the hotel. $34,500 for locker room white in the Longworth Building for the Capitol Police; and $347, Sp for work in the Rayburn Building on the third floor to accomP ate committees that we could not accommodate in the Longworth Bulding; $183,100 for work in the Cannon Building, due primarily e the fact that the Clerk has electronic computer equipment in the Rayburn Building on the fourth floor that would have to be moved to the Cannon Building. We discussed that item once before with your committee. We have to move the Clerk's furniture from storage in the Rayburn Building, from space we have to remodel for committee use, to space in the subbasement area of the Longworth Building which must be excavated and developed for storage of furniture and also have to construct a mezzanine floor in storage space in the basement of the Cannon Building in which the Clerk may store part of the furniture now stored in the Rayburn Building.
Mr. LANGEN. I gather from your answer that the remodeling project you have in mind here on the Longworth Building is comparable to the project that we had discussed toward the end of last year, I believe, rather briefly, in that it did involve the Congressional Hotel some tunnels, and the like?
Mr. HENLOCK. Yes, sir. Mr. LANGEN. It was a pretty extensive remodeling project, including half of the two sides of the Longworth Building ? Mr. CAMPIOLI. In three phases. Mr. Langen. That is all, Mr. Chairman. Mr. ANDREWS. Mr. Yates, any questions on the general statement?
WEST WALL OF CAPITOL
Mr. YATES. I wonder whether this is the place to ask about the standing of the west central front?
Mr. ANDREWs. We will get to that later.
SALARIES, OFFICE OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
PROGRAM AND FINANCING (IN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS)
Mr. ANDREWS. Take up the first item of appropriations, “Salaries, Office of the Architect,” for which you are requesting før 1969 the sum of $744,000, an increase, after counting in your anticipated pay supplement, of some $39,000 over 1968. Is that correct?
Mr. HENLOCK. Yes, sir.
Mr. ANDREWS. We will insert pages 8 through 12 of these justification sheets.
(The pages follow:) 1968 appropriation in annual act_
$678.200 Wage-board pay supplemental.----
1.000 Civilian Pay Act increases authorized by Public Law 90–206--
Total appropriations, 1968.-----
wage board employees---------
the Classification Act of 1949, as amended.-Increased pay costs due to Public Law 90-206 Federal Salary Act of 1967, approved Dec. 16, 1967-----
Increases authorized by this act went into effect Oct. 8, 1967. The cost for the fiscal year 1968 amounts to $22,500 and has been included in the supplemental pay estimates for 1968. The additional cost of $9,500 for 3 additional months in 1969 is required in order to cover the increased pay costs authorized by Public Law 90–206
on a full year basis. Overtime and holiday pay allotment, increased from $60,370 to $60,900_
This allotment is adjusted to conform to increased costs result
ing from base pay increases. Pay above the stated annual rate allotment (increase) -
Normally, it is necessary to provide, annually, for 1 additional day's pay above the regular 260-basic workdays per year, since usually the extra day's pay falls on basic workday (Monday to Friday). This allotment is determined by deducting 52 Saturdays and 52 Sundays from the total of 365 calendar days in a normal year. Last year (leap year), one additional day fell on a Saturday and the other on a Sunday, resulting in the elimination of the need for this allotment for 1968. For 1969, the additional day falls on a basic workday, necessitating the need for restoration of this allot
ment for 1969.
1 GS-11 administrative assistant at $9,655 per annum.----------
These are the only two additional positions we have asked for
Since 1956 our administrative officer, Mr. Henlock, has had to operate his unit with two employees-one a GS-14 budget assistant and the other a GS-9 secretarial assistant. Despite the growth in our organization and personnel structure during the past 12 years, resulting from additional buildings and activities, no additional personnel has been requested or provided for the administrative officer since 1956. A heavy load is carried by this unit and it constitutes a major constituent of the organization.
In the past several years, the only way this unit has been able to keep abreast of the workload has been by drawing on help, when
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and as it could be provided, by use of the services of the assistant to the executive assistant and this occurred to such an extent that it is imposing an undue strain on the conduct of the activities of the executive assistant who also carries a heavy load.
In the interest of good organization and sound administration, this situation should not be allowed to continue, but should be remedied by providing the administrative officer with the added assistance now requested.
One of the major responsibilities of this unit is the preparation of the annual budget and the justifications and committee hearings for annual, supplemental, and deficiency appropriations and expenditures by the Architect, determination of the method of presentation, contents, data to be included, and evaluation of materials to be used ; also, assisting the Architect in planning the annual estimates of appropriations for the buildings and projects under his supervision, conferring with architects, engineers, superintendents, and other officers to determine the need for various items and improvements. Budget and hearing operations have now become a year-around activity and entail collaboration on details with committee staffs and the Budget Bureau.
The administrative officer has been with the Office of the Architect since 1929 and has served in an administrative capacity since 1931. He acts as chief adviser to the Architect in matters of administration involving the application of laws and precedents, rules, and regulations affecting the activities and functions of the Architect; develops, analyzes and evaluates facts and statistics, particularly where an overall background knowledge of the organization is concerned ; confers and advises on the propriety of proposed actions; reviews and collaborates in the work of others where questions of fact or conformity to laws, rules, regulations, sound procedures and precedents are concerned; prepares information and reports for committees and commissions, also directives implementing actions taken by them at meetings; collaborates in the preparation and submission of cases to the Comptroller General requiring his advice and opinion ; acts as representative of the Architect with other officers and officials of the Government in matters and programs for which the adininistrative officer is responsible.
The administrative officer also assists the Architect in determin. ing the need for legislation and changes in existing legislation affecting the activities and functions of the Architect, and is responsible for the drafting of any legislation and supporting reports required.
In collaboration with the executive assistant, assists the Architect in organizing and putting into effect new programs or activities resulting from new or changed legislation, new policies, and reorganization.
The administrative officer attends conferences held between the Architect and committees and commissions of Congress, as well as other officials of the Government; and, in collaboration with the executive assistant, assists the Architect in formulating plans, regulations and procedures for carrying out programs, orders and decisions resulting from the same.
The administrative officer is also responsible for preparation of authorizations, appropriation requests, justifications and hearings for public works and other projects under the Architect, determining the method of presentation, contents, data to be included, and evaluation of materials to be used. Appears with the Architect before committees and commissions of Congress and testifies in justification of programs, legislation, projects, and appropriations ; edits testimony, confers and collaborates with committee staff members.
When land acquisition programs are authorized by Congress, from time to time, the administrative officer directs and is responsible for the execution of such programs.
you have given us since 1963 for equipment of part of the book stacks in the annex with map cases are increased from $11,000 to $23,000 to help relieve congestion. We feel that is a much-needed request.
Mr. ANDREWS. In other words, you feel that all the $145,250 requested here for these items under annual maintenance items are urgently needed ?
Mr. HENLOCK. Yes, sir, we do.
Mr. ANDREWS. I see at the top of the page you have got annual maintenance items of increase, 1969, $145,200. You total them up and it is $145,250.
Mr. HENLOCK. Mr. Chairman, on page 4, we show the total increase to be $145,250.
Mr. ANDREWS. I am talking about the top of this exhibit here.
Mr. HENLOCK. I am sorry. It is my error. The correct figure is $145,250.
Mr. ANDREWS. But do you want $200 or $250 ?
Mr. ANDREWS. Mr. Henlock, of the total gross increase requested as shown on page 6, that is, the $11,098,100, how much of that total relates to items which this committee normally considers? How much relates to the two Senate items which we do not normally consider?
Mr. HENLOCK. The Senate items total $160,700. I believe we recorded that in our previous statement.
SPECIAL NONRECURRING MAINTENANCE INCREASES
You also asked an explanation of the $455,200 increase for nonrecurring maintenance items. We have a breakdown of those items for the record.
These are special nonrecurring items.