Revision of Major Federal Statutory Salary Systems, Hearings..87-2

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Page 657 - Mr. Chairman. I want to thank the committee for giving me the opportunity to testify on S.
Page 9 - Federal salary fixing shall be based upon the principles that — (a) There shall be equal pay for substantially equal work, and pay distinctions shall be maintained in keeping with work and performance distinctions : and (b) Federal salary rates shall be comparable with private enterprise salary rates for the same levels of work.
Page 28 - The general guide for noninflationary wage behavior is that the rate of increase in wage rates (including fringe benefits) in each industry be equal to the trend rate of overall productivity increase.
Page 34 - Congress convenes there shall be paid to each Senator, Representative in Congress, Delegate from the Territories, Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, an expense allowance of $2,500 per annum to assist in defraying expenses relating to, or resulting from the discharge of his official duties, for which no tax liability shall incur, or accounting be made; such sum to be paid in equal monthly installments.
Page 25 - ... increases in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index, OEO revises, from time to time, its income guidelines in order to reflect such increases.
Page 176 - We investigate their character and associations before considering them for employment. We hire them only after they have passed difficult examinations. We require them to abide by rigorous standards of conduct and ethics. We demand consistently high performance from them on the job. Accordingly, the salaries for the services they perform should be fixed under well-understood and objective standards, high enough to attract and retain competent personnel, sufficiently flexible to motivate initiative...
Page 434 - House this committee will have to recess until tomorrow morning at 10 am (Whereupon, at 12 noon the committee recessed to reconvene at 10 am, Wednesday, November 20, 1963.) HOME RULE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1963 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE No.
Page 465 - ... only 6.4 percent of each postal dollar. On a related cost basis, the cost of rural delivery service decreased more than 50 percent from 1932 to 1961. During the same period of time the number of people receiving rural service increased by 40 percent. To sum it up, rural delivery serves 40 percent more people ; we travel 32 percent more miles each day ; we handle the vastly increased mail volume that has come with the years — more than a 20-percent increase in the past 5 years alone — and...
Page 619 - Finally, we consider that in recent years there has been a serious trend toward eroding the competence of the Government's research and development establishments — in part owing to the keen competition for scarce talent which has come from Government contractors. We believe it to be highly important to improve this situation — not by setting artificial or arbitrary limits on Government contractors but by sharply improving the working environment within the Government, in order to attract and...
Page 483 - The rates of compensation of persons employed by the county committees established pursuant to section 8(b) of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 USC 590H(b) ) shall be increased by amounts equal as nearly as practicable to the increase provided by this act for corresponding rates of compensation in the appropriate schedule or scale of pay.

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