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1994 Nonrecurring Deductions
1994 Excess Day Cost....
January, 1994 Locality Pay Annualization........
Total Mandatory Items.....
Annual Recurring Maintenance
General Annual Repairs.
Total, Annual Recurring Maintenance.
9,000 30,000 40,000 9.000
Deductions - Nonrecurring Itome
1994 Excess Day Cost.....
Base for 1994......
January, 1994 Locality Pay Annualization..
Total Increase - MANDATORY ITEMS
General Annual Repairs increased from $31,000 to $40,000.
This allotment provides funding for the routine maintenance and repairs for catch basins, man hole frames and covers, underground sprinkler systems, drain lines and sewers, fountains and pools, and other aiscellaneous work. The increase of $9,000 is requested to meet the rising cost of this work.
Exterior Pointing and Caulking increased from $22.000 to $52,000..
The preventive maintenance program for exterior pointing and caulking was established in fiscal year 1982. The purpose of the program is to provide routine maintenance to stonework and other masonry throughout the grounds to avoid costly emergency repair work. An inflationary increase of $12,000 is requested to provide sufficient funds to continue the program at its present level. Additionally, an amount of $18.000 is requested to perform specific repairs to the exterior pointing and caulking on the House Underground Garages.
Disposal of Solid Waste increased from $560,000 to $600,000.
This work is performed under contract, and involves the removal of solid waste from various buildings in the Capitol Complex. These include the Capitol, the House and Senate Office Buildings, the Botanic Garden and the Supreme Court Building, funding for which is provided in another appropriation. For fiscal year 1995, an increase of $40,000 is requested to cover the cost of these services. Based on the present annual contract, an increase of $40,000 will be required for fiscal year 1995.
In recent years the Architect's Office has responded to recently amended civil rights logislation by Sponsoring training such as prevention of sexual harassment, employee rights and responsibilities, substance abuse, and other subjects. This training is required for all current and new employees. Additionally, the Office requires supervisory development training and sponsors basic educational skills training for reading. Programs to respond to agency training needs such as trade apprenticeships and additional supervisory development, are being prepared.
The limited funding available for training is directed almost entirely toward the required training, leaving few resources available for other organizational training needs. Cost increases have also reduced training opportunities. As a result, the office will have to reduce the availability of basic educational skills training and eliminate trade apprenticeship training being developed. Without an increase in this allotment there will be no monies available for work performance improvement training. technical skills training training necessary for implementing or maintaining new programs or technologies.
Because of the unique and high profile environnent within which the Office operates, employees must possess a combination of technical and communications skills in order to be effective and productive in supporting the activities of the Congress. Employees must have sufficient technical skills to operate and maintain the equipment the office is responsible for, and they must have sufficient communications skills to perform their work within the Congressional community in an expedient and appropriate manner.