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MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT.

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Local officers should be in the classified service..

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Post offices.

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Pension agencies...

District land offices...

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Internal-revenue and customs offices.

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Other local offices...

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Commission's report on local offices..

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Legislation needed to establish the merit system..

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Consolidation of Lighthouse and Life-Saving Services.

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Revenue-Cutter Service....

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The consolidation of auditing offices.

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The Returns Office....

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Government expenses for travel.

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Handling and filing of correspondence..

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Distribution of Government documents.

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Outlines of organization...

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Conclusion.....

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APPENDIX No. 1.-Methods of appointment..

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Recommendations..

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Introduction....

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Senate appointments

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The classified service

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Senate appointments..

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Ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls

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Heads of departments

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Assistant secretaries

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Heads and assistant heads of bureaus

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Method of appointment

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Method of removal

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Qualifications

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Assistant chiefs of bureaus

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Heads of bureaus now political officers

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Qualifications required

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Other officers in the departments

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Local officers ..

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Fixed terms

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Exhibit 1. Regulations governing appointments and promotions in the

Consular Service....

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Exhibit 2. Extract from regulations governing the Public Health and

Marine-Hospital Service..

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APPENDIX No. 2.-Consolidation of Bureau of Lighthouses, Department of

Commerce and Labor, and Life-Saving Service, Department of the

Treasury..

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Introduction

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General description of the two services

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Life-Saving Service

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History

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Relation of service to Revenue-Cutter Service

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Organization

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General administration

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Construction and repair of life-saving stations

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APPENDIX No. 3.-Revenue-Cutter Service Continued.

Exhibit 8B. Summary of expenditures of the Revenue-Cutter Service for

the fiscal year 1911 (furnished to the Commission on Economy and Effi-

ciency by the Secretary of the Treasury)..

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Exhibit 9B. Bibliography of the Revenue-Cutter Service...

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Communication from Secretary of Commerce and Labor to the President.. 378

Communication from Secretary Meyer to the President, inclosing memo-

randum...

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Communication from Secretary of the Treasury to the President, inclosing

memorandum

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APPENDIX No. 4.-Accounting offices of the Treasury, with recommendations

for the consolidation of the six auditors' offices into one office......

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Exhibit ?C. Table showing number of employees and salaries under

appropriation for 1912, and proposed for 1913....

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Exhibit 2C. History of the accounting system of the Government, 1789

to 1894..

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Comment of the Dockery Commission

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Law reorganizing the accounting offices of the Treasury.

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APPENDIX No.5.-Returns Office of the Department of the Interior

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Report of the commission, with recommendations....

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Draft of a bill to provide for publicity of Government contracts...

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Exhibit 1D. Report of the special committee on the Returns Office,

Department of the Interior....

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Exhibit 2D. Letter of the special committee on Government contracts,

with exhibits.......

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Letter of Secretary of War to the President, transmitting report of War

Department Board on Business Methods.

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Letter of Samuel Adams, Acting Secretary Department of the Interior, to

the President....

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Letter of Secretary of Navy to the President..

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APPENDIX No. 6.-Travel expenditures..

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Recommendations..

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Introduction...

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Analysis of expenditures reported.

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Mileage allowances.

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Actual traveling expenses..

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Grant of authority..

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Routes and methods of travel.

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Mileage and scrip books.

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Definition of travel expenses.

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Subsistence..

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Items included under.

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Baths..

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Laundry.

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Tips..

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Verification...

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Exhibit 1E. Compilation of acts of Congress relating to mileage allowances

and per diem allowances in lieu of subsistence.

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Exhibit 2E, Decisions of the Comptroller of the Treasury relating to

travel expenditures.

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Exhibit 3E. Draft of regulations in relation to travel by Government

employees....

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Letter of the Secretary of the Navy on travel expenditures......

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Letter of the Secretary of War, transmitting a report on travel expenditures. 506

Memorandum of Paymaster General of the War Department on travel ex-

penditures.....

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Letter of chairman of the Commission on Economy and Efficiency to War

Department on reconsideration of Report No. 17.

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Letter of Assistant Secretary of War, transmitting report of special com-

mittee of War Department on travel expenditures .

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Letter of Assistant Secretary of War, transmitting report of board on busi-

ness methods, War Department, on travel expenditures..

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APPENDIX No. 7.-Memorandum of conclusions concerning the principles that

should govern in the matter of handling and filing correspondence and

preparing and mailing communications in connection with the work of

the several departments of the Government, together with suggestions

for the use of labor-saving devices in preparing and mailing letters, etc..

Letter of President to heads of departments and independent establish-

ments of the Government...

Introduction-definition and scope of the subject.

Recommendations

Plan of the inquiry

Study of methods in outside concerns.

Study of methods in branches of the Government service.

Analysis of reports from executive departments.

Work of the special committees.

Considerations underlying recommendations made

Vertical flat filing.

Briefing....

Subjective classification of correspondence..

The decimal classification..

Monetary saving possible..

Registers of correspondence.

The press copy versus the carbon copy

The dictation machine.

Mailing machinery

The window envelope

Rearrangement of form blanks

Elimination of salutation and complimentary close

Conclusion

(a) Results so far attained.

Exhibit 1F. Report of test of dictation machine in Post Office Department.

Exhibit 2F. Report of Navy Department committee

Exhibit 3F. Report of Treasury Department committee.

Exhibit 4F. Report of Department of Agriculture committee..

Exhibit 5F. Report of Post Office Department committee

Exhibit 6F. Report of Department of Interior committee..

Exhibit 7F. Report of Department of Commerce and Labor committee...

APPENDIX No. 8.--Centralization of the distribution of Government publi-

cations..

ments of Government....

Use of outline of organization of the Government.

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