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charts and publications required in connection with reactivation of naval vessels; and for the acceleration of compiling and processing of existing data for the production of new charts and related publications covering strategical areas.
(2). An increase of $171,000 for the payment of overtime to civilian personnel. Provides for approximately 69,000 overtime hours required to supplement the operations outlined above which cannot be entirely met during regular working hours, including overtime work in connection with the air objective folder program.
(3) An increase of $20,000 for printing and reproduction.—Provides for printing of additional quantities of periodicals and publications such as Sailing Directions, Notice to Mariners, manuals and tables, bulletins, and certain oceanographic publications as well as emergency requirements for special publications necessary for operational support of the fleet and merchant marine.
(4) An increase of $100,000 for the procurement of chart paper.-To provide for the replacement of chart paper which will be consumed in producing charts required as a result of the current far eastern operations. This replacement is necessary to prevent the depletion of existing stocks and to insure an adequate inventory to meet mobilization demands.
(5) An increase of $25,000 for procurement of miscellaneous supplies and equipment.—To provide for the purchase of shipping boxes and cartons, photographic and lithographic printing supplies, drafting supplies, etc., and replacement parts for reproduction and shipping equipment, necessitated by increased usage in producing and distributing larger quantities of charts and publications. 6. Naval observatory: Senate bill, 1951.
$532, 250 Proposed supplemental.
(1) An increase of $1,143,000 for "Extraordinary military expenses.”—Details of the increase will be presented by other representatives of the Department of the Navy. 9. Departmental administration: Senate bill, 1951..
$7, 735, 462 Proposed supplemental.
+2, 560, 000 Revised requirements, 1951.
10, 295, 462
PROPOSED INCREASES IN PROGRAM
For justification purposes the increase for departmental administrative expenses is divided into three parts:
(1) An increase of $2,061,000 for the Executive Office of the Secretary. (2) An increase of $426,000 for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
(3) An increase of $73,000 for the Office of the Judge Advocate General. 9 (a) Departmental administration, EXOS: Senate bill, 1951.-
$5, 109, 912 Proposed supplemental..
+2, 061, 000 Revised requirements, 1951.
7, 170, 912
PROPOSED INCREASE IN PROGRAM
(1) An increase of 6.7 man-years totaling $35,075 for "General supervision of the Naval Establishment.-Included in this function are the Secretary's immediate office and the Office of the Under Secretary, the Assistant Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Air, as well as the Office of Public Relations through which the Secretary executes a coordinated public-relations program for the Naval Establishment. This increase results from the expansion of the Naval Establishment which will require extensive supervision and control.
(2) An increase of 58.6 man-years totaling $295,975 for “Program coordination and control.”—This function relates to programs dealing with (1) the procurement, contracting, and production of material, including the coordination of industrial mobilization planning and provision of legal services, (2) the determination of stock levels and replenishment requirements in collaboration with the Chief of Naval Operations, (3) the administration of inventory control systems, (4) the procurement and policy administration of civilian personnel of the Naval Establishment, and (5) the administration of the naval petroleum reserves. Included are the Office of Naval Material, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Industrial Relations, and the Office of Naval Petroleum Reserves.
The Korean incident with its immediate resultant demands for additional material and personnel for the Naval Establishment quires an acceleration in the operations of the Office of Naval Material and the Office of Industrial Relations to effectuate policies on personnel and material procurement, contracting, production, inspection, and distribution of material.
(3) An increase of 169.9 man-years totaling $775,200 for “Management and administrative services.”—“Management and administrative services' encompass those functions relating to (1) the management of the fiscal affairs of the Navy, including the preparation of the Navy budget, (2) the planning and reviewing of the management programs of the Navy, and (3) the provision of certain administrative services for the Department such as telephone, mail, and supply. Included are the Office of the Comptroller, Office of the Management Engineer, Office of Industrial Survey, and the Administrative Office, Navy Department.
A recapitulation of the requirements of this function follows:
The increase for the Administrative Office will implement the following department-wide services:
man-years (a) Security
19. 5 (6) Fiscal services.
2. 2 (c) Civilian recruitment
30. 7 (d) Office methods...
3. 6 Supply services
6. 7 Mail and telephone service.
13. 7 (g) Machine tabulation service.
4. 5 (h) Publication and reproduction service
13. 5 (i) Conference reporting service--
96. 6 The additional funds requested for the Comptroller will augment the present staffs in accordance with the provisions of the National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (Public Law 216, 81st Cong.). The additional staff required is contained in the 1952 budget. However, the increased scale of planning for the readiness and logistical support of the operating forces has advanced the plans for augmentation of the staff of the Comptroller to the current fiscal year.
Increases requested for the Office of the Management Engineer and the Office of Industrial Survey are the result of the additional workload of the Navy Department.
(4) An increase of 6.4 man-years totaling $22,700 for the Secretary's boards.Secretary's boards include those which have been established to assist the Secretary of the Navy on matters pertaining to promotion, retirement, discharge and the like involving military and former military personnel. Increase results from the enlargement of the Naval Establishment.
(5) An increase of $514,800 for reimbursement to Public Buildings Services for implementation of the departmental security program.-An additional 90 guards will be required for all exits and entrances to Navy Department buildings to meet the minimum requirements of the Secretary of Defense departmental security program.
(6) An increase of $213,000 for overtime of staff assigned to the Executive Office of the Secretary.--Section 604 (a) of Public Law 106, Seventy-ninth Congress, establishes a basic administrative workweek of 40 hours. The Far East operation has required certain employees of the Executive Office of the Secretary to work in excess of 40 hours and funds are not available for the payment of this overtime. Under the present circumstances, compensatory time to offset this overtime is not feasible.
(7) An increase of $204,250 for other expenses.—This increment provides for expenses of (a) civilian travel, (b) postage, (c) rental of tabulating equipment, (d) printing and reproduction, (e) office moving and alterations, (f) supplies and equipment, which are directly related to the expansion of the Naval Establishment. 9 (b) Departmental administration, CNO: Senate bill, 1951.
$2, 183, 750 Proposed supplemental.
Revised requirement, 1951.--
2, 609, 750
PROPOSED INCREASES IN PROGRAM
(1) An increase of $263,500 for 88 additional civilian positions.—Additional civilian employees will be required to meet an expanded workload in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations resulting from increased requirements for operational readiness of naval forces, including logistic and personnel planning for partial mobilization and the maintenance of up-to-date information on the location, readiness, and state of naval personnel and equipment including naval aviation and the submarine service. This personnel will be required to perform stenographic, clerical, and technical duties related to: The reactivation of aircraft and fleet units; the reassignment of units to strengthen the Pacific Fleet; the scheduling of vessels for reactivation, overhaul and modernization; the processing of aircraft statistics, personnel records and war reports; increased machine records on personnel, logistics, fleet and aircraft; increased volume of mail and communications; additional workload in the development of guided missiles and atomic energy.
(2) An increase of $95,000 for payment of overtime. This is estimated as a minimum overtime requirement for civilian staff in order to keep pace with the increased workload which has developed in logistic and personnel planning and all other duties related to the increased readiness of the naval operating forces. It will provide for approximately 47,500 hours of overtime at an average cost of approximately $2 per hour. In terms of the civilian staff of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, it will provide approximately 3.7 hours per week per employee during fiscal year 1951.
(3) An increase of $67,500 for related operating costs.--This increase is required to provide for additional requirements for: Office supplies and materials; office furniture and equipment including safe combination files for proper storage of classified material; moving and expansion of offices and alterations to office space; military temporary additional duty travel; and increased activity in printing and reproduction of directives and United States Fleet technical and operating manuals and instructions. 9 (c). Departmental administration, JAG: Senate bill, 1951.
$441, 800 Proposed supplement.-
73, 000 Revised requirements, 1951..
PROPOSED INCREASE IN PROGRAM
(1) An increase of $43,400 for employment of 14 additional civilian personnel. The increases in the size of the Navy, including increase in personnel, more vessels and aircraft in operation, more vehicles in service, etc., will be reflected in bigger workloads in the Office of Judge Advocate General. Many more claims will result from these increases. The incidence of courts martial will increase as a result of larger naval forces and of the psychological stresses of conflict. New and perplexing problems will confront the tax attorneys as the volume of procurement business increases and tax programs are changed to meet the demands of a mobilized economy. Legislative and congressional liaison activities have already felt the impact of the changed international situation.
(2) An increase of $20,000 for payment of overtime to civilian personnel.-Overtime work has been performed in the Office of the Judge Advocate General on a compensatory basis heretofore. Such a basis is no longer feasible. Full staffs are necessary during the workweek, and week end and evening work will increase in all programs in the Office. Computed at approximately $2 per hour for each overtime worked (grade GS-4 average) the requested sum would provide for an average of approximately 10 days of overtime per civilian employee.
(3) An increase of $1,255 for additional temporary additional duty travel.—This sum is to provide for expected increases in transportation and per diem for both military and civilian officers of the Office--$800 is estimated for military and $455 for civilian personnel traveling in the settlement of admiralty claims.
(4) An increase of $4,600 for additional supplies and equipment. This item includes foreseeable expenditures for additional office equipment to be used by the additional personnel; and, of utmost importance, the replacement of nonsecure files storage by security storage cabinets for an ever-increasing volume of classified documents.
(5) An increase of $2,000 for office and equipment maintenance.--Under its expanded operations, the Office will require additional working space. Certain minimum structural changes in that space will be required for purposes of security and efficiency.
(6) An increase of $1,745 for increased printing needs.—This is an estimated reflection of the expansion of the operations of the Office, as indicated in the above areas.
Mr. Mahon. I note that you have about 21 pages of printed matter here which deals with justifications of nine items you have enumerated.
Percentagewise your increase is not as great as some of the other services.
Admiral WELLBORN. No, sir, it is not. I think that results very largely from the fact that we must maintain a certain amount of overhead, and as the Navy expands the overhead does not expand quite correspondingly, so our percentage figure comes out somewhat less than the general percentage.
Mr. Mahon. We thank you very much.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL MOBILIZATION Admiral HOPWOOD. As a matter of clean-up, early this morning a question was asked by one of the members that the Navy insert in the record the amounts recommended by the Secretary of Defense under the appropriation for research and development and Industrial mobilization broken down by the respective appropriation titles.
I have such tables here, and if you would desire at this time, we can place them in the record.
Mr. Mahon. Is that for the supplemental budget?
LANGUAGE REQUESTED TO ALLOW ACCELERATION OF PRODUCTION
Admiral HoPWOOD. There is one more important question. At the time that the supplemental appropriations were being requested and information submitted to the Secretary of Defense, the Navy submitted language changes in the appropriation act that would accomplish the same purposes which the Army utilizes in its appropriation act for expediting production.
During the last war our large material appropriations, and bureaus, had the authority to build facilities in connection with speed-up production in certain areas when such was required.
Because of the speed with which the supplemental appropriation was assembled and the justifications therefor, this item was left out of the bill. The Office of the Secretary of Defense has authorized us to bring it to the committee's attention. No money is requested at this time, but we have language changes which, if it were required to expedite production in any area, we would do so within the funds available. We do not foresee at the moment sufficient need on which we could base a sound budget; and, until such time as there is such a need, I would rather just have the language in the appropriation. If the situation should assume proportions which could not be absorbed within the appropriations, we could so inform the committee.
In the Bureau of Aeronautics, as an example, they have a tremendous increase in the authorized procurement of jet planes. In the Bureau of Ordnance they are expediting their rocket and rocket-head production line.
(Discussion off the record.)
There are no additional funds required. I can submit the language to the executive secretary of the committee for consideration when the committee marks up the bill.