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training sessions were conducted in the first quarter of 1978. Periodic meetings with the Director and Deputy Director and supervisors were started in 1977, and are continuing in 1978. The meetings provide a forum for discussing problems anyone may have concerning Agency policy and management practices; also the meetings provide an opportunity for restatement and clarification of the responsibilities of the supervisor.
Several new initiatives were begun in 1977 on monitoring, review and evaluation efforts with respect to the functioning of programs the Agency administers:
Major evaluations of CSA's national
A guidance manual on how to meet the CSA
A plan has been established so that all
Regional Offices will provide a
The agency is conducting an extensive study of its
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on field representatives so that they can
Prior to the issuance of the Committee's Report,
Managerial and administrative improvements in the operation of CSA programs described above will continue as the major thrust in 1979.
The increased request in 1979 of $617,000 consists of salaries and benefits costs associated with full-year utilization of permanent employees hired during 1978 under the reorganization plan plus within-grade and career ladder promotions. This is offset partially by a reduction of 22 positions not required after completion of the reorganization. The reduction of the permanent position ceiling of 1,037 down to 1,015 in 1979 consists of 12 positions associated with the phase down of community economic development program and 10 overhead positions not required in the reorganization.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1978.
SAM BROWN, DIRECTOR
GRAMS EMERSON MARKHAM, BUDGET DIRECTOR MARY LEYLAND, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
AND FINANCE HELEN KELLEY, DIRECTOR FOR OLDER AMERICANS PROGRAMS Mr. FLOOD. We now have ACTION.
The presentation will be made by Sam Brown. I see here, Mr. Brown, we have a copy of a statement from you.
Mr. BROWN. Mr. Chairman, if I may, I would like to submit that statement for the record and make informal comments which amplify parts of it and truncate part of it. •
Mr. FLOOD. We shall insert that statement in the record. [The statement and biographical sketch follow:)
STATEMENT OF SAM BROWN
February 16, 1978
Mr. Chairman and Members:
I am pleased to appear before you again at the
end of an active year.
Our requests in the budget submission for Fiscal
Year 1979 reflect changes and important improvements
in the work of ACTION's staff and tens of thousands
Some of those changes are already under
way and others will be permitted in this budget.
The year has been one of progress for ACTION and
because of this reorganization. As a consequence, implementation of our plan will take a little longer,
approval will be moved out of the regional offices and
of inquiries from would-be volunteers is up significantly.
I know that you will understand the significance
of these things I consider accomplishments.
a year ago I probably would not have thought, for
example, of fiscal coding cuts as major undertaking, it
is probably these and other administrative changes that
make me now certain that ACTION is an agency on the move
and certain that the program directions I have come to
discuss with you represent realistic plans.
The agency and its programs for Peace Corps,
VISTA, Older Americans, and our urban and rural programs,