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To provide sign language interpreters for training classes, staff meetings and GAO programs.
To provide court reporters and/or transcribing services for the Personnel Appeals Board hearings.
To duplicate 60-minute video cassettes of seminars, briefings, and special programs (e.g. EEO programs) for distribution to the regions and overseas offices.
Moving, delivery and storing of furniture at office locations. FINANCIAL SAVINGS
Senator MATTINGLY. Is there anything else?
Mr. BOWSHER. I would just like to make one last pitch for the General Accounting Office. In one respect we are like the Internal Revenue Service. We pay our way and more. Last year our measurable savings amounted to $38 for every $1 of our own appropriation.
I don't want to ask for additional people, but I do feel that if we can have a stable organization doing the right kind of work, we can pay our way.
Senator MATTINGLY. “Do not want additional people, though.” I have written that one down.
Mr. BOWSHER. Yes.
Senator MATTINGLY. I also want to clarify that you don't go around with the tag that the Internal Revenue Service has. I think you are a well-recognized agency. I just want to keep it that way; so anyway, if I can help you, I am here.
Mr. BOWSHER. Fine. I appreciate it very much.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
STATEMENT OF HON. DANFORD L. SAWYER, JR., PUBLIC PRINTER
WILLIAM J. BARRETT, DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER
PLANNING MICHAEL F. DIMARIO, DEPUTY ASSISTANT PUBLIC PRINTER (SUPER
NTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS) WILLIAM F. KLUGH, COMPTROLLER GERALD E. SEBOLD, DEPUTY COMPTROLLER W. SCOTT SONNTAG II, DEPUTY CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER JUDY MORTON, LEGISLATIVE LIAISON/PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER RAYMOND M. TAYLOR, SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS DESIGNATE
INTRODUCTION OF ASSOCIATES
Senator MATTINGLY. This afternoon we have the Government Printing Office with Mr. Sawyer, the Public Printer of the United States, and he is going to bring his budget estimate for fiscal year 1983 before us.
We welcome you this afternoon. I would be happy to hear your testimony and your request before we proceed to questioning.
Mr. SAWYER. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I would like to introduce the people that I have brought with me. Some of them are here for the first time.
Starting from the left to right, your right, my left, at the end of the table, Mr. Walter DeVaughn, who is the Assistant Public Printer for Administration.
Next to him, Mr. Michael DiMario, who is the Deputy Superintendent of Documents.
Next to him is Mr. Allen Voss, who is Assistant Public Printer for Policy and Planning.
Immediately to my right is Mr. Bill Klugh, who is Comptroller of the Government Printing Office.
Mr. Garrett Brown, General Counsel, is the gentleman next to him.
Mr. Bill Barrett, who is my Deputy; Mr. Bob McKendry, Assistant Public Printer for Operations, the infamous Scotty Sonntag from our Customer Service Department, well known to everyone in Washington, D.C., and then Judy Morton, who is in charge of Legislative Liaison and Public Affairs, and Jerry Sebold from our Financial Management Service.
Senator MATTINGLY. You must have run out of room.
Mr. SAWYER. Though he hasn't been sworn in yet, Mr. Raymond Taylor, the new Superintendent of Documents from the State of North Carolina.
Senator MATTINGLY. North Carolina, it is almost south, almost Georgia. (Laughter.]
Mr. SAWYER. I have a general statement that I submitted for the record. I will summarize the statement that I have. It will take just a few minutes.
The original funds requested for fiscal year 1983 total $135,727,000 to cover those programs that require appropriations directly to the Government Printing Office.
This request consisted of $90,247,000 for the congressional printing and binding appropriation required by Congress; $16,591,000 for the printing and binding appropriation required by law for printing to be distributed without charge to the recipient and $28,899,000 in the salaries and expenses appropriation for the various programs of the Superintendent of Documents.
The request also contains a $303,000 pay raise supplemental for fiscal year 1982 for the Office of the Superintendent of Documents.
REDUCTIONS IN BUDGET REQUEST
Since our original budget request, other actions have taken place which I believe will substantially reduce the funds needed for fiscal
We now estimate that the requested funds for fiscal year 1983 can be reduced by about $12.1 million through the savings that will be achieved from these actions. The makeup of these reductions are: $8.5 million in the congressional printing and binding appropriation; $3.1 million in the printing and binding appropriation; and $550,000 in the salaries and expenses appropriation. Also, the $303,000 pay supplemental for fiscal year 1982 salaries and expenses appropriation will not be needed.
These reductions are the result of my rescinding the price increase that was effective March 1 and my commitment to continue to make the Government Printing Office more cost effective by holding the line on prices and reducing our expenses.
For the first 5 months of fiscal year 1982, the printing and binding operation suffered a loss of $4.9 million. This unprecedented loss was of even greater concern when considered in the context of the present major effort to reduce the volume of both the executive and congreso sional printing.