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SALARIES OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

STANO

HEARINGS

JUL 24 1957

BEFORE A

VENT ON

Onsion

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE

UNITED STATES SENATE
EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 27, S. 734, and S. 1326

BILLS FOR INCREASE IN COMPENSATION SCHEDULES

MAY

MAY 20, 21, 22, 23, AND 27, 1957

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COMMITTEE ON POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE

OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina, Chairman A. S. MIKE MONRONEY, Oklahoma

FRANK CARLSON, Kansas W. KERR SCOTT, North Carolina

WILLIAM E. JENNER, Indiana RICHARD L. NEUBERGER, Oregon

WILLIAM LANGER, North Dakota FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

THOMAS E. MARTIN, Iowa JOSEPH S. CLARK, Pennsylvania

THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas

H. W. BRAWLEY, Executive Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION

RICHARD L. NEUBERGER, Oregon, Chairman RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas

THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentuoky

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S. 1326
Statement of-

Allison, A. R., chairman, national legislative subcommittee, National

Association of Naval Technical Supervisors, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
accompanied by E. J. Jehle, associate superintending engineer,

Navy Department Material Laboratory, Brooklyn, N. Y.-------- 158
Bain, Jack W., president of the Federal Trial Examiners Conference.-- 319
Baker, Edward L., vice president and legislative chairman of the Na-
tional Association of Postmasters of the United States.---

318 Beiter, Alfred F., president, National Customs Service Association -- 275 Bennett, Julia, director, Washington office, American Library Associ

ation-----Bowen, J. Hartley, Jr., national secretary, Naval Civilian Adminis

trators Association -----
Campbell, James A., president, American Federation of Government

Employees, accompanied by Mrs. Esther J. Johnson, national
secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Government
Employees, and Frank B. Sherry, patent examining specialist,
United States Patent Office.---

106 Carroll, John A., a United States Senator from the State of Colorado.. 102 Castiglioni, Paul M., legislative representative, National Federation of Post Office Motor Vehicle Employees: Statement.----

322 Clearwaters, W. L., United States Navy Underwater Sound Labora

tory, New London, Conn.---Cobb, James B., president, National Alliance of Postal Employees..--- 277 Danstedt, Rudolph F., director, Washington branch office of the National Association of Social Workers.------

316 Davis, James C., a Representative in Congress from the State of Georgia. -------------------------------------------------

221 Doherty, William C., president, National Association of Letter Car

riers, accompanied by John T. Donelon, assistant; Peter J. Cahill,
secretary-treasurer; and Reuben B. Kremers, assistant secretary-

treasurer.
Ellsworth, Harris, Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, ac-

companied by John Macy, executive director, Civil Service Commission.----Fischer, Milton, president, Engineers' and Scientists' Association of the Special Devices Center, Sands Point, N. Y..

209 Fixa, John F., president, National Association of Postmasters of the United States, and postmaster at San Francisco, Calif.

322 Freeman, William, secretary, Chicago Post Office Clerks' Union No. 1, National Federation of Post Office Clerks ----

285 Freter, Theodore H., chairman, legislative committee, Association of

Senior Engineers, Bureau of Ships, Department of the Navy -------- 255 Goff, Abe McGregor, General Counsel, Post Office Department,

accompanied by E. J. Walsh, Assistant Comptroller, Post Office
Department.---..

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--Gravitt, C. B., Jr., legislative representative and secretary of the National League of Postmasters of the United States..-

269 Hallbeck, E. C., legislative representative, National Federation of Post Office Clerks -----

122 Hulick, Ray, president, National Rural Letter Carriers' Association.. 304 Jaspan, Daniel, legislative representative, National Association of Postal Supervisors.---------

308 Javits, Jacob K., a United States Senator from the State of New York.

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Statement of-Continued

Page Lankford, Richard E., a Representative in Congress from the Fifth District of Maryland.---

26 Lasseter, Dillard, executive officer, Organization of Professional

Employees in the United States Department of Agriculture.--
McKay, John W., president, Local 64, National Federation of Post

Office Clerks, Los Angeles, Calif.----
McAvoy, Harold, president, National Association of Post Office and

Postal Transportation Service Mail Handlers, Watchmen, and

M essengers ----------------------------------
McCabe, E. W., chairman, committee on legislation, National Asso-

ciation of Internal Revenue Employees, Nashville, Tenn.; accom-
panied by Owen T. Dumas, first vice president, Tyler, Tex.; and

A. J. Geniesse, secretary-treasurer, Milwaukee, Wis....
McLeod, John, American Institute of Architects.-------
Mebs, Russell W., chairman, civil service committee, District of

Columbia Council of Engineers and Architectural Society -------- 191 Merriam, Robert E., Assistant Director, Bureau of the Budget------ 40 Messer, Ross A., legislative representative, National Association of

Post Office and General Services Maintenance Employees ------ 249 Nagle, Paul, president of the National Transport Association ------ 223 Nichols, Chester W., chairman, national civil service committee,

American Society of Landscape Architects, Boston, Mass.; accom-
panied by Henry Schultheis, president, District of Columbia

chapter-------O'Keefe, John A

301 Owen, Vaux, president, National Federation of Federal Employees,

accompanied by Henry G. Nolda, secretary-treasurer, National
Federation of Federal Employees-----

170 Pelly, Thomas M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Washington.-----------
Pratt, Albert, of the firm of Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, accom-

panied by H. Dwight Meader and George S. Maharay ---
Puskar, Charles E., executive secretary-treasurer, National Association

of Postmasters of the United States and postmaster at Imperial, Pa. 321 Riley, George D., legislative representative, AFL-CIO..-

133 Robbins, Paul H., executive director, National Society of Professional Engineers.----

295 Robedeau, Richard F., president, Local 128, National Federation of Post Office Clerks, Portland, Oreg---

156 Rosenfield, Harry N., American Society of Safety Engineers.

290 Slocum, George T., vice president, International Association of Fire Fighters----

251 Stephens, Russell M., president, American Federation of Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO..-

186 Temple, Phillips, representing Special Libraries Association...

306 Thomas, Joseph F., president, National Association of Post Office Craftsmen...

271 Walters, Tom, operations director, Government Employees Council, AFL-CIO..

237 Warfel, George L., president, National Association of Special Delivery Messengers -----

274 Watkins, Arthur V., a United States Senator from the State of Utah. 233 Watson, Jack D., president, Fort Worth Postal Employees and Local

98, National Federation of Post Office Clerks; legislative repre-
sentative, Texas Federation of Post Office Clerks --

268 Whitmore, H. B., Patent Office Society.------

---257, 320 Exhibits received for the record:

American Society of Landscape Architects, letter to Senator Johnston

and article entitled “Civil Service"... Analysis of suggested interim salary schedule (table).... Annual earnings of engineers in civilian Federal Government activi

ties by year of entry into the profession (chart) --Annual earnings of engineers in industry by year of entry into the

profession (chart) --Bargaining on Other Provisions (article submitted by George D.

Riley)---

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Exhibits-Continued

Budget for a family (excerpt from Heller Committee for Research on

Social Economics, University of California).--
Bureau of Labor Statistics, letter to Senator Neuberger with Consumer

Price Index from January 1952 to March 1957.--.
Comparison—Civilian salary increases, 1952-56-defense and in-

dustry (chart)----
Comparison of present Classification Act structure with same struc-

ture after changes by S. 734 (chart)-----
Comparison of present GS grades with proposed CA (S. 734) and
SPS (S. 1326) grades and salary increase at first step in grade

(table)-----------
Comparison of present law, S. 734, and Cordiner report suggested

interim salaries (table)---
Comparison of present pay rates with pay rates after conversion under

S. 734 (table) -----
Comparative salary data (chart)--------
Consumer Price Rise Continues 14th Month (newspaper article)----
Employees in full-time positions subject to the Classification Act of

1949, as amended, June 30, 1956 (table)------
Engineer-scientist 1956 voluntary separation report (table)..
Harpole, Bernard P., M. D., letter to Senator Neuberger---
Latest offers—$100 a week is common for the class of 1957 (article

from U. S. News & World Report) -------
Local 64 survey reveals shocking turnover of clerks, by John W.

MacKay (article from the Live Wire) -----
Los Angeles County Postmasters Association tells of serious turnovers

(reprint from the Live Wire) ---
Losses of engineers and scientists, Bureau of Ships, January-December,

1956 (table)---
Manpower crisis in Federal labs (reprint from Chemical Engineering

News) ----------
New skills needed by the Navy (reprint from the Bulletin, of the

Alameda Naval Air Station)---
NIA writes Washington (letter in the North Island Civilian).
No Criticism Was Heard, by Peter Edson (reprint from Washington

Daily News)------------
Overlapping grades—existing law~Classification Act of 1949 (table)--
Overlapping grades-proposed bill S. 734, amending Classification

Act of 1949 (table).
Patent examiners by length of service-
People who have prospered in 17 boom years (table)--
Postal pay as discussed by Robert H. Schaffer, New York Postmaster

(newspaper articles)-----
Post Office-A Business or a Service? (article from The Live Wire).
Post Office Must Recruit Youth: O'Connor (article from Peoria, Ill.,

Journal Star) ---------
Prevailing wage rates of Retail Clerks Union, Local 770, Los Angeles,

Calif. (excerpt from contract)---------------------------------
Professional starting salaries (table)--------
Quarter century of change in population, national income, weekly
wages, and Consumer Price Index (chart)--

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Quits in the Federal Government (table) ------
Salary comparison survey in patent profession conducted by Patent

Office Society (chart)----
Salary survey, Government versus industry (chart) ----
Salary table, Veterans' Administration, Department of Medicine and

Surgery (table) ---------
692,000 autoworkers pay to rise 6 cents hourly (newspaper clipping).
Stans, Maurice H., Deputy Postmaster General, letter to Senator

Johnston with tables showing estimated annual increase in the cost

of operating the postal service under S, 27----
"Stretchout" Is Destroying Government Service, by John Cramer

(reprint from Washington Daily News) ---
Top level positions and personnel strength (Defense compared with

other agencies) (chart)---
Turnover of scientific, technical, and engineering personnel (chart)--

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