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General Statement Summary - C
Pursuant to Section 307 of Public Law 103-69, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994, Full Time
ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
For 1994, appropriations totaling $164,398,000 were provided under the Architect of the Capitol, including Botanic Garden, in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994, Public Law 103-69, approved August 11, 1993, for items pertaining to the "Architect of the Capitol."
For 1995, appropriations totaling $187,617,000 are requested for all items under the Architect of the -- joint items, House items, and Senate items -- a net increase of $23,219,000 above the grand The net increase of $23,219,000 results from decreases totaling Capitol, total of $164,398,000 for 1994. $10,636,000 offset by increases totaling $33,855,000.
If the item "Senate Office Buildings," totaling $47,339,000, is excluded from the 1994 grand total of $164,398,000, then the grand total, for joint items and House items, for 1994 amounts to $117,059,000, Likewise, if the item "Senate Office Buildings" of which $32,287,000 is for "House Office Buildings." totaling $49,316,000, is excluded from the 1995 grand total of $187,617,000, then the grand total, for joint items and House items for 1995, amounts to $138,301,000, of which $40,034,000 is for "House Office Buildings" -- or a net increase of $21,242,000, for joint items and House items, above the 1994 total of $117,059,000 for such items.
The items comprising the gross decrease of $10,636,000 and the gross increase of $33,855,000 are detailed on separate pages preceding each appropriation account.
the gross increase of $33,855,000 is As indicated in the overall "Summary of Changes" statement, comprised of $10,122,000 for mandatory items, $3,260,000 for annual recurring maintenance items, $14,201,000 for cyclical maintenance and $6,272,000 for continuing and initiating other programs.
For fiscal year 1995, In recent years, budgets have been viewed in terms of current services levels. This level is derived by adding the current services level for all appropriations is $176,983,000. mandatory pay and related costs in an amount of $10,122,000 and price level increases in an amount of The fiscal year 1995 current services level of $2,463,000 to the appropriated level of $164,398,000. $176,983,000 is less than eight percent above the total appropriated level of $164,398,000 for fiscal This level is The net current services level for all appropriations is $166,347,000. derived by reducing the fiscal year 1994 appropriated level of $164,398,000 by $10,636,000 to account year 1994. in an amount of then adding mandatory pay and related costs The current services level of for the non-recurring deductions, amount of $2,463,000. $10,122,000 and price level increases in an $166,347,000 is approximately one percent above the total appropriated level of $164,398,000 and less than eight percent above the adjusted appropriated level of $153,762,000 for fiscal year 1994.
In addition to the current services needs totalling $12,585,000, workload increases totalling $3,270,000 and equipment, alterations, maintenance and repairs totalling $18,000,000 are requested to carry out the various functions under the Architect's jurisdiction. Workload increases represent less than two percent of the total requested amount of $187,617,000, and equipment, alterations, maintenance and repairs represent less than ten percent of the total request.
Pursuant to Sec. 307 and Sec. 308 of Public law 103-69, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994, reductions must be reflected for Full Time Equivalent (FTE) positions and administrative expenses. Summary tables reflecting these reductions have been included as Summary C and Summary D.
Each year, increases are requested for "Mandatory" items. These are costs related to personnel compensation and benefits that are established, regulated or modified by law. A summary of these items and their statutory authority is provided below for reference purposes. The justifications for each appropriation will summarize these increases under the heading "Mandatory Items."
Wage-Board within-grade increases, authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5102(c) (7),
Within-grade salary advancements and other changes for "GS" employees,
Overtime, Holiday, Sunday Premium, and Hazardous Duty Differential pay
Night Differential pay authorized by 5 U.S.c. 5343, 5545.
Payment to Employees' Health Benefits Fund, authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8906.
Payment to Employees' Compensation Fund, authorized by 5 U.S.c. 8147.
5 U.S.C. 8423 and Thrift Savings Plan authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8432.
MANDATORY ITEMS (continued)
In addition to the normal Mandatory items, for fiscal year 1995 funds have been requested to cover costs This Act adopted the concept of associated with the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990. locality-based pay, and requires that locality specific salary adjustments be made for Federal white collar workers paid under the General Schedule in each wage area where overall Federal salary rates are more than five percent below nonfederal salary rates for comparable jobs in the same area. These salary adjustments are to begin in January 1994.
GENERAL PURPOSE OF APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTED
The annual appropriation items under the Architect of the Capitol are primarily for maintenance and improvement of buildings occupied by the Congress and for heat, light, power and air conditioning, and The Architect's responsibilities generally are for general housekeeping services for the Congress. confined to items deemed necessary to render proper service to the Congress and to maintain properly the buildings and equipment of the Legislative Establishment.
STATEMENT ON THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL'S FUNCTION BUDGET
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is generally thought of as the agency responsible for the care, maintenance, cleaning, and operation of the various buildings and facilities supporting the Congress, as well as the structural care and maintenance of the Supreme Court Building and grounds. However, the role of the office has grown to be much broader than that and, as a result, there are many functions and activities that are conducted that are often not thought of as being in the total scope Very often, even among our internal personnel, the various tasks performed of the office's activities. by the office are viewed as activities associated with a particular appropriation, rather than as areas From the management standpoint, the of similar functions irrespective of the appropriation category. result tends to fragment views rather than consolidate them for broad, overall decision making.