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1 chief clerk at.
$2, 250 1, 800 1, 600 1,000
8, 450 To the total amount asked for, for the fiscal year 1918, $8,450, was added one month's pay (June, 1917), $83.33, for the one clerk carried on the emergency roll of this office up to that time.
W. T. WOOD, Acting Inspector General.
JULY 17, 1917, Memorandum for the Judge Advocate General :
Please furnish this office to-day a statement of the number of employees at each grade of salary which constituted the basis of your estimate of June 12, 1917, in which you stated that by December 31, 1917, your bureau would require a total of 17 employees of all kinds on the “ Emergency” roll, and that the total amount of money necessary to pay the salaries of that number to and including June 30, 1918, was $19,680.
John C. SCOFIELD,
Assistant and Chief Clerk. (First indorsement.)
July 17, 1917. To the ASSISTANT AND CHIEF CLERK, WAR DEPARTMENT:
1. In accordance with the foregoing request for a statement as to the number of employees at each grade of salary which constituted the basis of the estimate of the Judge Advocate General's office of June 12, 1917, for the period ending December 31, 1917, it is reported that in a memorandum for the Secretary of War of April 9, 1917, it was recommended that the grades of the 17 employees be as follows: 2 of class 3
$3, 200 2 of class 2
2, 800 5 of class l_
6, 000 6 of class $1,000_
6, 000 2 messengers.
19, 680 BLANTON WINSHIP, Acting Judge Advocate General.
JULY 17, 1917. From: The Quartermaster General of the Army. To: The Assistant and Chief Clerk, War Department. Subject: Estimates, emergency employees.
Replying to your memorandum of this date requesting a statement of number of employees at each grade of salary, which constitutes the basis of estimate of this office of June 15, 1917, for 785 employees at a total of $981,270 for salaries up to and including June 30, 1918, the figures are as follows: 13 clerks, at $2,250
$29, 2.50 1.5 clerks, at $2,000_
30, 000 30 clerks, at $1,800_
54, 000 32 clerks, at $1,600.
147, 200 175 clerks, at $1,400
245, 000 200 clerks, at $1,200.
240, 000 167 clerks, at $1,000_
167, 000 18 messengers, at $840_
15, 120 70 assistant messengers, at $720.
50, 400 5 laborers, at $660_
3, 300 785
981, 270 By authority of the Quartermaster General.
0, J. CHARLES, Major, Quartermaster Corps.
WAR DEPT., S. G, O.,
July 17, 1917. To the IssISTANT AND CHIEF CLERK, WAR DEPARTMENT: 1. The estimate of June 13, 1917, was on the following basis :
Per annum. 2 architectural draftsmen, at $1,200.
$2, 400.00 254 clerks, at $1,000_--
274, 000.00 14 assistant messengers, at $720_
10, 080.00 2 laborers, at $660_
267, 800.00 22, 316. 67
Total amount estimated.
290, 116. 67
W. C. GORGAS,
NOTE.—Under date of July 17 the Surgeon General makes the following state ment in regard to the force he will need over and above 272 employees referred to above:
"3. The clerical needs of this office are growing by leaps and bounds to conduct the details of business incident to preparing for the care of the sick and disabled and the development of special activities in connection therewith. The messenger and labor needs due to the occupancy of 6 floors and 114 rooms in the Mills Building have also increased beyond expectation. At the present moment a careful survey of the various branches and divisions of this office indicates the need of 90 more clerks, 5 more assistant messengers, and 1 more laborer, which would make the aggregate additional force as follows: ('larks
312 "Authority is requested to recommend appointments on that basis, instead of on the basis of 272, as indicated in office report of the 13th ultimo.
“4. It is proper to add that if the work continues to grow hereafter in the same ratio it has been growing during the last two or three months, a force of 100 clerks and at least 2 messengers over and above the total of 312 above enumerated will probably be required for the prompt dispatch of business within the next three months."
JULY 17, 1917. Memorandum for the Secretary of War:
In compliance with instructions contained in memorandum from the War Department of this date, I have to report that the following was the basis of the estimate of this office, dated June 13, 1917, of employees required on the “ Emergency” roll. 8 clerks, at $2,000.
$16, 000 20 clerks, at $1,800.
36, 000 23 clerks, at $1,600
36, 000 30 clerks, at $1,400
42, 000 36 clerks, at $1,200.
43, 200 36 clerks, at $1,000_
33, 000 14 messengers, at $840
11, 760 13 messengers, at $720
By E. EVELETH WINSLOW,
JULY 17, 1917, Memorandum for Secretary of War:
1. Referring to your memorandum of this date, the figures in the estimate submitted by this office on June 12, were prepared on the supposition that the average salary of the employees on the emergency roll would be $1,300, and the detailed figures were obtained as indicated below: Money to pay 380 employees (on hand June 12) until December 31, 1917: $1,300 X 380 X66
$266, 667 Money to pay 1,120 additional employees (estimating that the aver
age time of employment will be 3 months until Dec. 31, 1917: $1,300 X 1,120 X i
364, 000 Money required to pay 1,500 employees from Jan. 1 to June 30: $1,300 x 1,500 X
975, 000 Total
1, 605, 667 2. In order to submit round figures, our estimate was $1,600,000.
By F. A. DONIAT,
JULY 17, 1917. Memorandum for assistant and chief clerk, War Department:
Replying to your memorandum of July 17, 1917:
1. To meet the extraordinary increases in the appropriations for the Signal l'orps on account of war conditions it was estimated that it would be necessary to provide this office with the following organization by December 31, 1917: 1 chief clerk.---
$3,000 1 assistant chief clerk..
2, 750 15 principal clerks, at $2,500_
37, 500 16 clerks, at $2,000.
32, 000 20 clerks, at $1,800.
36, 000 25 clerks, at $1,600_
40, 000 10 clerks, at $1,400
56, 000 170 clerks, at $1.200.
204, 000 330 clerks, at $1,000
330, 000 82 messengers and laborers
59, 750 700
800, 000 2. This estimate was made before it was known that Congress intended to apjpropriate approximately $640,000,000 for the Signal Corps for the Aviation Service. The estimate was based on an appropriation of approximately $60,100,000 only, and is for an office organization which does not include any technical employees; the technical employees necessary during the period to December 31, 1917, can probably be provided out of the lump sum of $800,000. The organization outlined herein will undoubtedly require extensive expansion hy December 31, 1917. By authority of the Chief Signal Officer:
C. McK. SALTZMAN,
JULY 17, 1917. Memorandum for the assistant and chief clerk:
Referring to your memorandum of July 17, 1917, calling for a statement of the number of employees at each grade of salary which constituted the basis of the estimate of this office dated June 12, 1917, I have to advise you that the estimate submitted under date of June 12, 1917, was based on 10 clerks at an annual salary of $1,000.
Since the estimate of June 12 was submitted changes in the personnel of the bureau have occurred which have necessitated the placing of a clerk of class 3 in charge of work of a different character and involving responsibilities and initiative additional to the work previously performed by him; this includes the tuition of the clerks received on the “emergency” roll. In order to compensate this clerk on account of his higher order of duties it is requested that the estimate be increased $800, making a total of $11,633.36, instead of $10,833.36, in order to effect the transfer of the clerk concerned to the gency ” roll at a salary of $1,800.
WM. A. MANN, Brigadier General, General Staff, Chief of Bureau.
The CHAIRMAN. For contingent expenses you are asking $827,500, and you have $465,000.
Mr. SCOFIELD. Yes. The way we arrive at that is as follows: The average cost for the first 1,000 employees appointed on this emergency roll will be found to be approximately $200 each for equipment.
The CHAIRMAN. When you say equipment, what do you mean?
Mr. SCOFIELD. Desks, typewriters, and all things of that kind which come out of this appropriation.
The CHAIRMAN. $200 a man?
The CHAIRMAN. If you simply give a man a chair and a desk, il ought not to cost that much.
Mr. SCOFIELD. But you have to buy a typewriter and also some adding machines and things of that kind. There are a whole lot of things of that sort, and I can give you a list of them if you want it.
The CHAIRMAX. You estimate that at $200 for each additional employee?
Mr. Scorien. That was the average cost of equipment for the first 1,000, and assuming that the 2,900 more will be appointedand there will be more than that according to the estimate--that makes $580,000. It has been found that the ordinary expenses for previous fiscal years has been at the rate of approximately $10 for each employee out of this appropriation. Estimating upon a total of 5,600 employees, the expenditure at $10 each would be $24,000.
Mr. SHERLEY. You do not expect the average of $200 to continue when you get a greater number, do you?
Mr. Scofield. It may be that the greater number will modify that, Mr. Chairman.
Mr. SHERLEY. Almost inevitably. For instance, you will not need the same proportion of adding machines and a good many other things of that sort.
Mr. Scorield. But you know this appropriation for contingent expenses covers a whole lot of things.
Mr. SHERLEY. Does it cover furniture and desks?
Mr. SCOFIELD. Yes; and professional and scientific books, law books, books of reference, blank books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, maps, typewriters and adding machines, furniture and repairs to same, carpets, matting, oileloth, file cases, towels, ice, brooms, soap, sponges, fuel, gas, and heating apparatus for and repairs to buildings outside of the State, War, and Navy Department Building.
The CHAIRMAN. That is not including the cost of equipment. That is included in the average of $10 a year. The great bulk of your employees are ordinary clerks, are they not?
Mr. SCOFIELD. Yes.
The CHAIRMAN. Who are just given a desk and a chair?
Mr. SCOFIELD. $200 may be high, but a typewriter costs money and desks cost money nowadays.
Mr. Byrxs. All of your clerks do not use typewriters, do they?
Mr. SCOFIELD. The great majority of them do. I will submit a statement showing just what is covered by the equipment which is furnished.
ESTIMATE OF AVERAGE COST OF EQUIPPING A CLERK, BASED OF THE FIRST 1,000
$70.00 35. 00 8. 00 2. 00 1. 00 1. 00 12. 50 3. 00 1. 00
133. 50 In addition there inust be added the cost of overhead expenses, such as officers' equipment-desks, office chairs, side chairs, dictographs and dietophones, and door covering--and miscellaneous oflice equipment, such as electric fans, tables, safes, motor trucks, books, book racks and bookcases, fire extinguishers, eletrie lamps, water coolers, clocks, telephone equipment, awnings and shades in rented buildings, etc. Total estimate, $200 each.
It is estimated that the cost of equipping oflices where clerks do not operate typewriters is offset by adding machines, duplicating machines, drafting instruments and supplies, listing machines, etc.
It is probable that the cost per capita for filing furniture, as well as the serhead expuse, will be considerably less for employees appointed hereafter, (wing to the fact that the new offices have been, to a large degree. equippeil, and this reduction may be to the extent of $25 or possibly $50, but as the estiIaip of the number of additional employees reg wred has been increased by between 300 and 400 since the preparation of the estimates, I am afraid to reduce my estimate of the appropriation needed.
F. M. HADLEY,
Acting (hief of Supply Division, JULY 18, 1917.
The CHAIRMAN. And you took the experience you have had and averaged it up!
Mr. SCOFIELD. Yes.
Mr. SCOFIELD. That is all. This was gotten up very hurriedly and on the best information we could get. We are pretty busy up there, and we have not had the time and we can not get the infor
1 The typewriters purchased range in price from $38.50 for the Standard Carringe Rosal to the Wide Carriage Remington Monarch machines at $ 105. Owing to the amount of statistical and statement work a great number of wide-carriage machines were neces. sary.
From April 2 to this date (July 17) 1,914 typewriting machines have been purebased. In this period about 2,200 new employees have reported.
? The expense for oling furniture is unusually large for two reasons: First, owing to the bumes of new offices and divisions created and new buildings secured many sets of entir-iy new filing equipment had to be secured. Secondi, owing to a change in the filing system in The Adjutant General's Office and the abnormal growth in that office's files, larza purchases of filing equipment were made. Since April 10 last $13,141.10 has been erpeluded for filing furniture for The Adjutant General's Office alone.