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Schedule C

1.

Appropriation, 1994

Plus: Supplemental for pay
Minus: Nonrecurring costs
Budget Base, 1994

Congressional Budget Office

Summary

Detailed Analysis of Change by Organization

Adjustments to Base

II.

A. Mandatory Changes

1. Merit increases and related benefits

2. FY 1995 ECI adjustment 2.6%

3. Annualization of prior year pay raises turnover, and FTE reduction

4. Benefits price increases

B. Price Level Changes

1. Postal rate increase of 15%

2. Printing price increase of 3.1%

3. Commercial ADP price increases of 2.5%
4. Administrative contract increases of 5%
5. Misc. services price increase of 3.2
6. Subscriptions price increase of 11%
7. Books and office equip price increases
8. Miscellaneous price increases

2. Workload

C. Program Type Changes

1. Legislation

a. FTE reduction (P.L. 103-69)

b. Administrative reduction (P.L. 103-69)

a. ADP timesharing

b. ADP systems, data & model development

c. Misc. workload changes

3. Equipment, Alterations, Maint.,
Repairs etc.

a. Misc. ADP equipment increase

Net Increase/Decrease Requested

III. Total Appropriation Request, 1995

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| Staff | Amount (5000)

365

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IA. MANDATORY CHANGES
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11. Merit increases and related benefits
1 Merit poy increases are budgeted at 3.2% of bese salaries, up

slightly over FY 1994 due to the impact of locality pay.
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12. FY 1995 ECI adjustment

Funding for a 2.6% ECI adjustment an January 1, 1995. ---13. Annualization of FY 1996 pey increases and other actions. 1 Annualization of the FY 1994 werit increases, turnover effects, 1 and the FTE reductions required by P.L. 103-69). |-... 14. Niscellaneous benefit cost increases 1 Includes increases in agency costs for employee health 1 insurance and social security.

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18. PRICE LEVEL CHANGES

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11. Postal rate increase of 15%.
1 Provision for a postal rate increase averaging 15%
| to begin 1/1/95.

12. Printing price increases of 3.1%
I Printing costs are expected to increase by 3.1% according to
I GPO which prints all CBO publications.

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13. Commercial ADP price increases of 2.5%
1 ADP commercial timesharing access and usage price increases will
1 average 2.5% based on information provided by mjor vendors.
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14. Administrative contracts increase of 5.0%
1 The price increase for administrative services provided by the
1 Library of Congress and the NFC is projected from recent

increases in these contracts.
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15. Misc. services price increase of 3.2%

Price increase in this aru are projected at 3.2%, slightly higher than the current Cro inflation forcast.

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16. Subscriptions price increase of 11%
I This price increase is based on information from major vendors.
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17. Books and office equipment price increases
1 This price increase for books and office machines is based on

information from major vendors.
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18. Miscellaneous price increases
I Includes increases for couriers, office supplies, and ADP software. I

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IC. PROGRAM TYPE CHANGES

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|1. Legislation

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1a. FTE reduction (P.L. 103-69)

EXPLANATION OF CHANGES SHOWN ON SCHEDULE C ============================================|=========|=================

| Staff | Amount ($000)

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Reduction in Full-time equivalent employment required by the I Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1994.

12. Workload

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|2a. ADP timesharing

|2a. Administrative expense Reduction (P.L. 103-69)

Reduction in administrative expenses required by the Legislative I Branch Appropriations Act of 1994.

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|2b.

Timesharing workload changes: Increases in committee support

offset by decreased administrative usage.

ADP systems, data and model development

Although spending for these projects is maintained at the current level, funds are being re-allocated to reflect changing needs.

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12c. Miscellaneous workload changes

Includes projected increases for unemployment compensation payments.

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13. Equipment, Alterations, Maintenance, Repairs etc.

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13a. Miscellaneous ADP equipment increase.

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Includes a small net increase for ADP equipment.

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Amount ($000)

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Price Level Changes

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Legislation

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Calculation of Base

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22,317,000

926,000 || 111,000 ||

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(115,000) || 20,000 || 2,000 ||

Workload

Equipment, Alterations,
Maintenance, Repairs etc.

|| Total Proposed Changes
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||FY 1995 Budget Request

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221 |

944,000

23,261,000 ||

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