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Because of the unique and high profile environment within which the Office operates, employees must possess a combination of technical and communications skills in order to be effective and productive in supporting the activities of the Congress. Employees must have sufficient technical skills to operate and maintain the equipment the Office is responsible for, and they must have sufficient communications skills to perform their work within the Congressional community in an expedient and appropriate manner.
These funds are requested to enable the Office to continue its efforts to permit all employees to be trained in their legal rights and responsibilities, as well as to maintain and improve their work performance efficiency.
Supplies and Materials increased from $499,000 to $512,000.
This allotment provides for the general procurement of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, sheet metal, paint, gasoline and oil, miscellaneous materials, including fluorescent tubes and incandescent lamps, for the Library of Congress buildings. An increase of $13,000 is requested to meet the rising cost of these items.
Total Increase ANNUAL RECURRING ITEMS
Funding has been requested for the past three fiscal years for the
These funds are requested on a "No Year" basis to provide for the analysis of alternatives and design of a solution for replacing the computer controls, individual station control panels and the integration of the two separate control systems for the Jefferson and Adams Buildings to provide a single control system for all three buildings This arrangement would eliminate the need for the existing manual transfer of materials from the Adams and Madison Buildings into the delivery system for the Jefferson Buildings bookstacks. This arrangement will require some modification to the existing mechanical transfer equipment located in the Jefferson Building. The existing systems will be fully analyzed and a report will be provided on the status of all system components. The report will also provide repair and replacement options, as well as cost estimates. These estimates will be used as the basis for a budget request in fiscal year 1996.
This project is now considered to be the most critical need at the Library. If the book conveyor system should fail, then retrieving and reshelving books would have to be performed manually. In addition to the lengthy time involved in manual operations, the Library is not staffed to perform this task manually. Therefore, in order to assure continuous operation of the Library's book conveyor systems over the long term, these funds are requested to prepare viable alternatives and solutions.
Replace Carrier System Roller Bearings.
A major portion of the Library of Congress box book carrier system
This portion of the system has approximately 20,000 rollers that
Various types of bearings have been tested over the past several
The estimated cost for the replacement of the 20,000 rollers was
Therefore, $80,000 is requested in fiscal year 1995 to completely fund the project. Funding for this project was requested and denied in the fiscal year 1994 budget.
Cyclical Maintenance (continued)
NONRECURRING ITEMS (continued)
Elevator Modernization, Madison Building..
Madison Building has eighteen
are to replace the
Total Cyclical Maintenance.
Continuing and Initiating Other Programs
Library Parking Area Security Improvements..
NONRECURRING ITEMS (continued)
The Librarian of Congress has again requested that the Architect staff as well as its collections. provide electronic measures for safe and secure facilities for the The need to control and maintain safe and secure spaces for persons and materials entering and leaving use of security personnel. Library facilities cannot be adequately accomplished through only the The safety issues include improving the safety to Library personnel and visitors walking to and from their cars, improving the building entrance security by establishing card reader entry points, and supplementing the existing Library Police with electronic security devices rather than additional personnel.
To improve security of the Library parking areas, it is proposed
Installation of a card reader and security gate at the entrance to at that location. the John Adams Building Parking Garage will improve entrance security Installation of a card reader and security gates at the entrance and exit of the parking lot located on the East Side of location. the Thomas Jefferson Building will improve safety and security at that