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Our estimate is worked up on the basis of hiring 300 additional men to take the place of manpower lost through reduction in the workweek. It is Major Barrett's plan to hire these men at the rate of a hundred a month in the months of September, October, and November, incurring a total cost of $615,456 in salaries for the fiscal year 1951. In addition, we are requesting $30,000 for equipment to equip these men at the rate of $100 per man, a total of $645,456.
Mr. BATEs. Do you have a statement that you would like to place in the record ?
Lieutenant Cox. Sir, this computation shows the formula on which the cost is worked out. It is in the form of a letter addressed to Mr. Fowler, but the introductory part could be eliminated.
(The document referred to follows:)
The estimated cost of this program is based on the salary of a class I private and is outlined as follows:
Anticipated recruitment and cost 100 men in September (9 months). 100 men in October (8 months) 100 men in November (7 months)
$230, 796 205, 152 179, 508
Uniforms and equipment at $100 per man.
615, 456 30, 000
Total cost 1951..
645, 456 Formula: $3,077.35 X 100+12=$25,644 per month.
It will be noted that because of the staggered recruitment program no lapses have been deducted from this estimate. It is felt that the Department is quite capable of replacing separated personnel on very short notice and that the lapses shown in the original 1951 estimates are sufficiently large to absorb any saving in the processing of the proposed additional personnel.
Mr. BATES. What turn-over have you had in personnel among men with 1 or 2 years' service?
Lieutenant Cox. We terminated 39 with less than a year's service during the 18 months beginning January 1, 1949. Of course, they have been replaced by other recruits.
Mr. BATES. Could you furnish for the record your recruitment per month for the past 18 months, showing the men who qualified and who refused to accept the job?
Lieutenant Ĉox. Yes, sir, I have that available and will furnish it for the record.
(The information referred to follows:)
Men qualified who refused to accept-past 18 months January 1949.
8 November 1949. February 1949.
6 December 1949. March 1949.
6 January 1950. April 1949
30 February 1950. May 1949.
42 March 1950. June 1949
10 April 1950. July 1949
33 May 1950 August 1949.
7 June 1950. September 1949.
0 October 1949.
0 0 14 22 30 16 28 64
1 1 1
Home State of recruits—month of August 1949 New York..
21 | New Jersey Washington, D. C.
9 Maryland Pennsylvania
7 | Virginia.Mr. FURCOLO. This is just a situation where you have to have money to pay for these men because there is nothing you can do about it. It is no extra protection, it is the same situation but fewer hours.
Lieutenant Cox. That is right.
Lieutenant Cox. During the month of August we recruited 21 from New York, 9 from Washington, D. C., 7 from Pennsylvania, and 1 each from New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. That is August 1949. The reason I selected the month of August in 1949 is that at that time our recruitment was at a peak.
RESTRICTION OF RECRUITMENT TO THE METROPOLITAN AREA
Mr. BATES. I understand that one of the chief reasons for this program is to secure better policemen. Will this enable you to restrict recruitment to the metropolitan area?
Lieutenant Cox. Sir, at this time I would like to introduce Inspector Clarence H. Lutz. I think Inspector Lutz would like to answer that question.
Inspector LUTZ. It is our hope, sir, that we will have sufficient applicants from the metropolitan area to satisfy the needs of the Department in replacements.
I might state that on this date we have sworn in 11 men and of that number, 3 lived in the District of Columbia or the metropolitan area and 8 are out-of-town. One additional man was approved by the Board of Commissioners for appointment. He was from out-of-town but failed to show up. That would have been nine men from out of town as against three in this area.
I do believe that the 5-day week will attract sufficient applicants from the metropolitan area to fill all the needs for replacement.
PLAN TO BEGIN 5-DAY WEEK
Mr. FOWLER. May I ask about the Department's plan in reference to starting the 5-day week? Do you intend to start the 1st of July, the 1st of August, September, October, or November?
Inspector LUTZ. Of course it is dependent upon the final enactment of the enabling legislation, as soon as it becomes effective we hope to be able to start out at the rate of a hundred men each month.
Mr. FOWLER. September, October, or November?
Inspector Lutz. If it is ready by that time. Of course that will depend upon what the Civil Service Commission can furnish the Department and whether or not we can process them.
I just started on the training school today. I wanted to find out how many men it took to process in order to get this 11 that were sworn in. They said they started out with 50 applicants as certified by the Civil Service Commission. Of that number, about 35 showed up at the clinic. Some of them did not pass the physical and out of the 35 we were left with about 17 that passed the physical. Then character examination eliminated all except 12.
Mr. FURCOLO. Only 50 applied in all?
Inspector Lutz. That was the number we started out with who had passed the mental test by the Civil Service Commission and a screening physical examination.
Mr. FURCOLO. Out of curiosity, do you have any idea how many applied in all in the beginning?
Inspector Lutz. To the Civil Service Commission? Mr. FURCOLO. Yes. Inspector Lutz. I could not tell you how many applied and were eliminated by their entrance examination and their screening physical examination.
Mr. Bates. If the money you request for the 5-day week is appropriated, when will you be able to put it into effect?
Inspector Lutz. There is no intention on the part of the Department to reduce the protection presently afforded the citizens of the District of Columbia through the enactment of this legislation. There are at present 12 vacancies in the authorized strength of 1,954 members for the fiscal year 1950, and the 1951 appropriation act now awaiting signature provides for an additional 30 privates. We plan to fill these 42 vacancies before September 1 and further plan to process an additional 100 applicants and have them ready to be sworn in on September 1. This will give us an immediate increase of 142 privates and under the program outlined previously we should recruit an additional 100 privates by October 1.
The prospect of the enactment of the 5-day week has apparently had it's effect on recruitment, since the last 53 applicants who were certified by the Civil Service Commission produced 17 appointees and 5 additional who were temporarily rejected because of correctable physical defects.
The Civil Service Commission has been advised of the requirements outlined at this hearing and has expressed confidence in its ability to supply sufficient applicants to meet this program.
Mr. BATEs. Do you plan to put all members of the Department on a 5-day week simultaneously or do you plan to institute it for individuals as they may be spared?
Inspector Lutz. Subject to the approval of the Commissioners, it is proposed to institute the 5-day week whenever it is felt that the same can be put into effect without reducing the protection presently afforded. It will be necessary to continue the force on a 6-day week until at least 200 men are recruited and trained. It is not felt that this policy will cause the accumulation of an undue amount of compensatory overtime, since the powers under existing law governing
the Metropolitan Police Department, which are repeated in part in H. R. 7695 section b, require the Major and Superintendent to suspend and discontinue the granting of such 2 days off in 7 whenever the Commissioners declare an emergency to be in existence. It is believed that the Commissioners will declare such an emergency until the recruitment and training of at least 200 additional has been accomplished. Thus, there is no possibility of incurring a deficiency in the Department's appropriations through the payment of funds for overtime work or of accumulating credit
for compensatory time off. Upon final enactment of H. R. 7695, any delay in making funds available for the additional personnel needed would delay recruitment and training, since the act provides no authority to begin such recruitment until funds are available.
NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK
For an additional amount, fiscal year 1951, for “National Zoological
The District of Columbia Appropriation Act of 1951 contains an appropriation of $573,000 for the National Zoological Park for that fiscal year. However, no funds were included therein for any item of major repairs to buildings.
A serious condition has developed in the ceiling of the pachyderm building, and a recent inspection of the building by representatives of the architectural and structural bureaus of the Office of the Commissioner of Public Buildings Services makes it evident that the condition is much worse than was at first thought and that an emergency actually exists.
This building houses a herd of giraffes, four elephants, two species of rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and other animals that are rare and very valuable. The building was designed and built for such animals and provides the only quarters in the National Zoological Park where they can be kept. All of the animals are from countries where tropical or semitropical climate prevails, and they have to be kept indoors here when days are chilly, and of course during the fall, winter, and spring months when heat is required.
In addition to the care and safety of the animals the safety of the caretakers and the public is involved, and delay in undertaking and completing the repairs will increase the probability of further damage to the walls and to the aluminum guard rails and the cage work in the building.
Representatives of the Public Buildings Services, in company with the mechanical superintendent of the National Zoological Park, have prepared the plans for the repairs required. Their estimate for the work is $71,500. No funds were provided for this major repair item for the current fiscal year, and a deficiency or supplemental appropriation will be required to meet this emergency situation,
There is submitted herewith a copy of a detailed estimate of the cost of this work, prepared by the Estimates Branch, Design and Construction Division Public Buildings Services, in the amount of $71,500.
Public BUILDINGS SERVICES,
Washington, D. C., July 5, 1950. Re Washington, D. C., National Zoological Park, Pachyderm House, repairs to
ceiling. ACTING SUPERVISING ARCHITECT.
(Attention Mr. H. B. Dominick.) Herewith is estimate for contract under competitive bidding, based on current market prices, and preliminary sketch dated June 30, 1950: 1. For new noncorrosive steel tie wires and necessary runners, etc., for the suspended ceiling of the building
$32, 000 Contingencies
1, 600 Drawings and specifications, supervision and office expenses. 4, 400
2. For a new acoustical ceiling:
Remove present mineral tile and patch present plaster
where required; apply 1- by 3-inch wood strips, paper
back-up, and 12- by 12-inch fissured cork tile.. $10,000
Total.-3. For a new composition roof:
Remove present built-up roofing and 1-inch insulation,
apply to concrete slab new 132-inch cellular glass
insulation and new 20-year roof .
Grand total cost.
Drawings and specifications, supervision and office expense.
63, 500 8, 000
Columbia, as set forth in House Document No. 667, Eighty-first
--- $1, 170. 30 This amount is required in order to pay a final judgment rendered against the District of Columbia in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, as follows: George A. Nazarian and Armen Nazarian: Amount of judgment..
$1, 170. 30 Costs..
1, 170. 30