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The Capitol Police Board estimates for fiscal year 1998 with our letter of explanation are enclosed.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Chief Gary Abrecht or his Budget Director, Mr. Bruce Holmberg on extension 85313.

Sincerely,

Wilson Livingood
Chairman

Capitol Police Board

PHONE 225-2450

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The budget for the United States Capitol Police is comprised of funding for the salaries of officers, members and employees and a general expenses account for administrative and capital asset requirements. The total estimate for fiscal year 1998 is $79,336,000. This in an increase of $7,198,000 over amounts appropriated in fiscal year 1997.

Funding is requested for COLA and Comparability Pay, and three new positions. Two of these positions are for support of internal personnel/payroll functions which be will administered through the National Finance Center. The other new position is requested for support of the Office of General Counsel in meeting the requirements of the Congressional Accountability Act.

The amount of $2,382,000 is requested to fund several pay initiatives for sworn personnel. It has been a long-standing objective of the Capitol Police Board and the Chief of Police to achieve parity in terms of pay and other benefits with other similarly situated Federal law enforcement agencies which are covered under Title 5 of the United States Code. The amount requested would allow the Department to administer the provisions of the Fair Labor Standard Act consistent with other agencies that allow the inclusion of scheduled leave for purposes of meeting pay period thresholds. Funding would also allow the Department to pay sworn personnel differential pay rates for Sundays, nights and holidays.

The total request for the General Expenses budget is $5,401,000. Included in the General Expenses budget is the amount of $2,167,000 for computer services and telecommunications systems. The budget for these functions is included at the direction of the Senate Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch and represents a transfer of budget authority from the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms budget.

Funds are also requested in the amount of $100,000 to fund a crossservicing contract for the Accounting function related to our General Expenses appropriation as well as to upgrade or acquire necessary systems. Funding for the biennial promotion exam is included in the amount of $175,000. The amount of $98,000 is requested for restoration of the vehicle replacement budget which was reduced in fiscal year 1997.

The following is an explanation of changes contained in the Salaries and

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Personnel Compensation - ($261.000). A decrease is estimated due to the timing of scheduled classes at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Agency Contributions for Employee Benefits - $462,000.

Annualization of FY 97 COLA - $ 316.000. This amount is included at the COLA rate of 2.3% for three months for the COLA increase effective on January 1, 1997.

Projected FY 98 COLA -$1.201.000. Estimated at the rate of 2.8% for nine months.

Comparability Pay - $267.000. Estimated at the rate of .7% for nine months.

Pay Schedule Parity Initiatives.

Scheduled Leave Inclusion - $676.000. Funding of this initiative would allow the department to administer provisions of the Fair Labor Standard Act in the same manner as other Federal law enforcement agencies. Sworn officers would be allowed to count scheduled leave toward meeting pay period thresholds for purposes of earning overtime.

Differential Pay Rates Funding for the following differential pay rates is requested for sworn officers of the department consistent with rates paid under Title 5 of the United States Code for other Federal law enforcement agencies:

●Sunday Pay -$ 521,000. This amount would be paid to sworn officers working Sunday at a differential rate of 25%.

•Night Differential - $783,000. This differential pay would be

administered at a rate of 10%.

●Holiday Pay - $402,000. This amount is requested to fund a holiday pay

Program Type Changes - Workload - $212,000

New Positions - $212,000. Amount of compensation and related benefits to fund three new positions: Two positions are requested to staff internal personnel/payroll functions in support of the National Finance Center payroll operation. The other position would be assigned to the Office of General Counsel in support of administering the Congressional Accountability Act.

General Expenses Budget

Fiscal 1997 $2,782,000

Fiscal 1998
$5,401,000

Increase
$2,619,000

The General Expenses Budget request for FY 98 is $5,401,000. This amount includes a transfer of computer services and telecommunications systems from the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms. The estimate to fund these functions is $2,167,000. It is expected that these funds will be used to reimburse the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms for the maintenance and upgrade of current systems.

The following is an overview of the General Expenses budget by object class:

Fiscal 1997 $250,000

Transportation of Persons
Fiscal 1998
$275,000

Increase $25,000

This object class includes airfare, car rental, mileage, tolls, per diem, and other expenses incidental to official travel by employees of the Department. These travel expenses are related to protective details, transporting employees to and from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) for recruit and other specialized training, as well as other developmental training that is not held at FLETC or in the DC area. It also includes costs associated with other travel related to official business such as investigations, ceremonial functions, competitions, etc.

Fiscal 1997

$5,000

Transportation of Things
Fiscal 1998

$5,000

Increase $0

This object class includes freight costs incurred when parts, uniforms, or materials must be sent to another location (e.g., our liaison office at FLETC), when equipment is shipped to a repair facility, when items of evidence must be sent to another site for analysis or investigation, shipment of household goods for officers assigned to FLETC, etc. Funds contained in this object class cover any transportation costs except regular mail services and travel and per diem

Fiscal 1997 $137,000

Rent, Communications, and Utilities

Fiscal 1998
$76,000

Increase

($61,000)

This object class provides funds for the lease and rental of equipment and services such as law enforcement computer files, automated research services, and photocopying machines. It also includes funds for US Postage, and commercial long distance telephone service. The estimated decrease reflects the recent level of costs for these functions.

Other Services

Fiscal 1997 $1,195,000

Fiscal 1998
$3,666,000

Increase
$2,471,000

This object class includes charges for commodities, whether acquired by formal contract or other form of purchase, that are ordinarily consumed or expended within one year after they are put into use. It contains items such as weapon parts, photographic supplies, K-9 supplies, automotive maintenance supplies, electronic supplies, office supplies, publications, uniforms and accessories, ammunition and explosives, and other miscellaneous supplies.

This object class includes all services not specifically covered by any other object class. It encompasses such things as repairs and alterations to equipment, maintenance contracts, tuition and registration fees for training programs, conferences, seminars, etc., uniform alterations, and professional services such as recruit physicals, forensic services, stenographic services, veterinary care, psychological evaluations, employee assistance program. The request also includes continued funding for the NFC conversion of payroll which is expected to occur for the House payroll on March 30, 1997.

The amount of $2,167,000 is requested for reimbursement to the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms for computer and telecommunications services. Funding is also requested for an initiative to have the Departmental accounting of the General Expenses appropriation performed via cross-servicing by another agency. The amount of $175,000 is included in this object class for the biennial promotion exam.

Fiscal 1997 $938,000

Supplies and Materials
Fiscal 1998
$996,000

Increase 58,000

This object class includes charges for commodities, whether acquired by formal contract or other form of purchase, that are ordinarily consumed or expended within one year after they are put into use. It contains items such as weapon parts, photographic supplies, K-9 supplies, automotive maintenance supplies, electronic supplies, office supplies, publications, uniforms and accessories,

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