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AND WELFARE APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1979

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR AND HEALTH,

EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania, Chairman
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois
NEAL SMITH, Iowa

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts
EDWARD J. PATTEN, New Jersey

GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Hlicois
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
JOSEPH D. EARLY, Massachusetts
HENRY A. NEIL, FREDERICK F. PFLOGER, ROBERT L KNISELY, NICHOLAS G. CAVABOCCHI,

MICHAEL A. STEPHENS, and BETTILOU TAYLOR, Subcommittee Staff

PART 7

RELATED AGENCIES

ACTION
Community Services Administration..
Corporation for Public Broadcasting..
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.....
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission...
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science..
National Labor Relations Board.
National Mediation Board.
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation....
Railroad Retirement Board....
United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home.

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WASHINGTON: 1978

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas, Chairman JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

JOSEPH M. MCDADE, Pennsylvania DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

MARK ANDREWS, North Dakota TOM STEED, Oklahoma

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois

ROBERT C. MCEWEN, New York JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia NEAL SMITH, Iowa

CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut

LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida JOHN J. MCFALL, California

JACK F. KEMP, New York EDWARD J. PATTEN, New Jersey

WILLIAM L. ARMSTRONG, Colorado CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland

RALPH S. REGULA, Ohio SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

CLAIR W. BURGENER, California FRANK E. EVANS, Colorado

GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Illinois
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin

VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska
EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
GUNN MCKAY, Utah
TOM BEVILL, Alabama
BILL CHAPPELL, Florida
BILL D. BURLISON, Missouri
BILL ALEXANDER, Arkansas
YVONNE BRATHWAITE BURKE, California
JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
BOB TRAXLER, Michigan
ROBERT B. DUNCAN, Oregon
JOSEPH D. EARLY, Massachusetts
MAX BAUCUS, Montana
CHARLES WILSON, Texas
LINDY (MRS. HALE) BOGGS, Louisiana
ADAM BENJAMIN, JR., Indiana
NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
MATTHEW F. MCHUGH, New York
KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1978.

COMMUNITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

WITNESSES

GRACIELA OLIVAREZ, DIRECTOR
WILLIAM W. ALLISON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR
JOHN GABUSI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR MANAGEMENT
R. THOMAS ROLLIS, CONTROLLER

Mr. FLOOD. We have the Community Services Administration, CSA, and the Director, Grace Olivarez.

Ms. OLIVAREZ. On my left is Mr. Tom Rollis, our Controller. On my right our Deputy Director, Mr. Allison. To his right, Mr. Gabusi, who is Assistant Director for Management for the agency.

Mr. FLOOD. I see we have your prepared statement.

Ms. OLIVAREZ. I would like to submit that just for the record, Mr. Chairman. I would like to use a few moments to tell you what we have been doing since we took over the agency.

Mr. Flood. Without objection, we will do it that way. [The information referred to follows:)

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Graciela (Grace) Olivarez began her career with KIFN-Radio in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1952 she joined the station as a secretary, working later as engineer, announcer, and Women's Program Director.

During that period Ms. Olivarez was active in the cause of the underprivileged, serviag as a Staff Specialist with the Choate Foundation in Phoenix from 1962 until 1966, and was involved with projects that dealt with solutions to poverty, juvenile delinquency, and educational problems of Mexican-American children. While at the Foundation, she was Executive Secretary of the 1965 National Conference on Poverty in the Southwest sponsored by OEO/CSA, the Choate Foundation, and a labor union.

Ms. Olivarez joined OEO as the Director of the State Economic Opportunity Office of Arizona in 1966, leaving that office for the Daiversity of Notre Dame Law School in 1967. After receiving her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1970, Ms. Olivar ez rejoined the poverty program as Director of Food for All, an OEO/CSA-funded Community Action program designed to improve federal food programs such as food stamps, school lunch, and surplus food distribution. Other degrees include an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Amherst College in 1973, and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Michigan State University in 1975.

In 1972, she accepted a dual position at the University of New Mexico, serving as Professor of Law and Director of the University's Institute for Social Research and Develop

ment.

In 1975 Ms. Olivarez moved to state government as Director of Planning for the State of New Mexico, her home state, and served there until her appointment as Director of the Commumity Services Admdaistration on April 4, 1977. Her appointment was confirmed by the Vaited States Senate April 28, 1977.

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