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ADMINISTRATION - continued
A new system was designed and implemented for Foreign Service Reserve overseas position selection, projected against a nine-month vacancy estimate. This system,
which includes forecasting and planning of staff needs, will provide orderly processing of staff and thereby greatly reduce the vacancies. It has already reduced hiring time to less than 90 days. In addition, because of this system and other efforts in the Peace Corps the over seas vacancies have dropped from 30 percent to 10 percent. is expected that the new rate will be about this level.
Budget Justification For FY 1979 $12,225,000 18 requested for administrative services which include:
-Management and Organization
A major savings of $151 thousand in Personnel Compensation and Benefits results from the fact that staff is being reduced from a level of 313 at the beginning of FY 1978 to 293 at year end. Since this reduction occurred over the entire year, a portion of the additional positions was funded in FY 1978.
Although a savings is possible in personnel costs, Other Expenses will expand by $716 thousand in FY 1979 over their FY 1978 level. The major portion of this increase is for items which will further improve the administrative support provided to volunteers and staff so that the Agency's operating programs can most effectively meet basic human needs. These are:
Installation of a microfiche system which will reduce space
Additional staff training;
Additional rental of equipment for the automated data
Minor increases in items such as supplies, equipment,
The increase in Other Expenses is offset, in part, by the savings realized in Personnel Compensation and Benefits so that there is only a net increase in FY 1979 of $565 thousand over the FY 1978 level.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1978.
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
HENRY LOOMIS, PRESIDENT
Mr. Flood. We will take the 1979 request first and take the supplemental after that.
I see there is a statement here by Henry Loomis, President. Do you think it is necessary to introduce anybody who is with you?
Mr. LOOMIS. I think this is a gentleman you may have seen before, sir, Mr. James Cardwell, who for the last five or six weeks has been the Vice President of the corporation for Administration and Treasurer.
Mr. Flood. What was he before that?
Mr. LOOMIS. Four years, and thirty-odd years in HEW in one form or another.
Mr. Chairman, I actually have three separate requests.
Mr. Flood. They will be submitted for the record in the proper position, in the proper order. [The information referred to follows:]
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HENRY LOOMIS BIOGRAPHY Henry Loomis is president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). He has served in that capacity since October 1972.
Loomis is a seasoned veteran of the Washington scene with a quarter-century of government service that began with the Research and Development Board, Department of Defense in 1950. Since that time, Loomis has served under six PresidentsTruman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford-three Democrats and three Republicans. Loomis' public service with the Federal government has been in a bi-partisan capacity and he has served much of that time as a central decisionmaker in management and administrative areas of communications or science related activities.
Prior to joining CPB, Loomis served as deputy director of the United States Information Agency, beginning March 1969. During his tenure as deputy director with USIA, Loomis was responsible for the establishment of a decentralization plan that made each country's public affairs officer responsible for spending his/her allocation of USIA funds. Under this program, funds were used more efficiently than under the previous practice of headquarters-directed spending.
Government service before 1969 included a stint with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Loomis was HEW's deputy com ner education from 1965 to March 1966. There Loomis initiated a substantial reorganization of that group where the approximately $4 billion appropriation of funds went to local