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Pursuant to Section 307 of Public Law 103-69, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994, Full Time
LEGISLATIVE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
Architect of the Capitol
Total, Architect of the
Capítol and Botanic Garden..
For 1994, appropriations totaling $164, 398,000 were provided under the Architect of the Capitol, including Botanic Garden, in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994, Public Law 103-69, approved August 11, 1993, for items pertaining to the "Architect of the Capitol."
For 1995, appropriations totaling $187,617,000 are requested for all items under the Architect of the Capitol, -- joint items, House items, and Senate items -- a net increase of $23,219,000 above the grand total of $164,398,000 for 1994. The net increase of $23,219,000 results from decreases totaling $10,636,000 offset by increases totaling $33,855,000.
If the item "Senate office buildings," totaling $47,339,000, is excluded from the 1994 grand total of $164, 398,000, then the grand total, for joint items and House items, for 1994 amounts to $117,059,000, of which $32,287,000 is for "House office Buildings." Likewise, if the item "Senate Office Buildings" totaling $49,316, 000, is excluded from the 1995 grand total of $187,617,000, then the grand total, for joint items and House items for 1995, amounts to $138, 301,000, of which $40,034,000 is for "House office Buildings" -- or a net increase of $21, 242,000, for joint items and House items, above the 1994 total of $117,059,000 for such items.
The items comprising the gross decrease of $10,636,000 and the gross increase of $33,855,000 are detailed on separate pages preceding each appropriation account.
As indicated in the overall "Summary of Changes" statement, the gross increase of $33,855,000 is comprised of $10,122,000 for mandatory items, $3,260,000 for
recurring maintenance items, $14,201,000 for cyclical maintenance and $6,272,000 for continuing and initiating other programs.
In recent years, budgets have been viewed in terms of current services levele. For fiscal year 1995,
The net current services level for all appropriations is $166,347,000. This level is
In addition to the current services needs totalling $12,585,000, workload Increases totalling $3,270,000 and equipment, alterations, maintenance and repairs totalling $18,000,000 are requested to carry out the various functions under the Architect's jurisdiction. Workload increases represent less than two percent of the total requested amount of $187,617,000, and equipment, alterations, maintenance and repairs reprosont less than ton percent of the total request.
Pursuant to Sec. 307 and Sec. 308 of Public law 103-69, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994, reductions must be reflected for Full Time Equivalent (PTE) positions and administrative expenses. Summary table, reflecting thoso roductions have been included as Summary C and Summary D.
Each year, increases are requested for "Mandatory" items. These are costs related to personnel compensation and benefits that are established, regulated or modified by law. A summary of these items and their statutory authority is provided below for referenco purposes. The justifications for each appropriation will summarize these increases under the heading "Mandatory Items.
Wage-Board within-grade increases, authorized by 5 U.S.c. 5102(c) (7),
5102 (d), 5341-5349.
authorized by 5 U.S.c. 5331-5336.
authorized by 5 U.S.c. 5544-5546.
Payment to Employees' Health Benefits Pund, authorized by 5 U.S.c. 8906.
5 U.S.C. 8423 and Thrift Savings Plan authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8432.
MANDATORY ITEMS (continued)
In addition to the normal Mandatory items, for fiscal year 1995 funds have been requested to cover costs associated with the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990. This Act adopted the concept of locality-based pay, and requires that locality specific salary adjustments be made for Federal white collar workers paid under the General Schedule in each wage area where overall Federal salary rates are more than five percent below nonfederal salary rates for comparable jobs in the same area. These salary adjustments are to begin in January 1994.
GENERAL PURPOSE OF APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTED
The annual appropriation items under the Architect of the Capitol are primarily for maintenance and improvement of buildings occupied by the Congress and for heat, light, power and air conditioning, and for general housekeeping services for the Congress. The Architect's responsibilities generally are confined to items deemed necessary to render proper service to the Congress and to maintain properly the buildings and equipment of the Legislative Establishment.
STATEMENT ON THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL'S FUNCTION BUDGET
The office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is generally thought of as the agency responsible for the care, maintenance, cleaning, and operation of the various buildings and facilities supporting the Congress, as well as the structural care and maintenance of the Supreme Court Building and grounds. However, the role of the office has grown to be much broader than that and, as a result, there are many functions and activities that are conducted that are often not thought of as being in the total scope of the offices activities. Very often, even among our internal personnel, the various tasks performed by the office are viewed as activities associated with a particular appropriation, rather than as areas of similar functions irrespective of the appropriation category. From the management standpoint, the result tends to fragment views rather than consolidate them for broad, overall decision making.