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The Federal Diary ovel Fore 200 511 A-RD P66B00403R000500010003-1 Voice" dins fan Tough to Translate By Jerry Kluttz Story: It happened the other day during the trans- lating session at the Voice of America. A speech was being translated into a score of different languages to be broadcast around the world. In the speech was the* the correct press the thought in for- eign languages. A Russian lan- guage expert who had a re- ligious back - ground transla- ted it to "twice- blessed," a lit- Kluttz eral meaning. budget of the Civil Service Commission to discipline the agency for its active role in carrying out the President's equal job policy. Chairman John W. Macy is the target of the bloc, which is composed mainly of Southerners. Rep. Roberts (D-Ala.) told the House that CSC's 22-inil- lion-dollar budget would be considered soon and he ques- tioned the need for it because of the President's job policy which he said resulted in pref- erence being given. Negroes. Said he: "To attempt to make. up for mistakes by disregarding the merit system will obviate the need for CSC and we will be expending Federal funds with- out purpose." Clerical Exam: The box score is in on the nationwid only 8298 took it at 403 ex amining points. Only 1681, or 20.5 per cent, of the competitors passed the test and several hundred of them have been offered jobs. As expected, the rate of re- Committee endorsed the move to overhaul the present sys- tem but many differed on how should be done. William E. Hall, of the Air Force Association, said the Administration bill would bring into the Federal civilian service only those retired mili- tary people who are "desperate and mediocre." He suggested a "best man" formula which would limit the bill to officers who retire after 20 years. For the officers, the Asso- ciation suggested there be no restriction on their military re- tiremen,t and civilian pay; that their rights under veterans' preference be restricted, and that only the best man be given a civilian job. It would exempt enlisted men and said that to bring them in under its restrictions, as proposed by CSC, would be "a breach of faith." Alexander Jackson, of the Reserve Officers Association, also objected to any pay pen- alties against retired military people who take civilian CS jobs. He supported modifica- tion of veterans' preference for them as proposed by the American Legion and VFW. William M. Rein of the As- sociation of Regular Army Sergeants, objected to extend- ing the dual pay law to en- listed persons, and to plans to restrict veterans' prefer- ence in their retirement- civilian pay. youeitte>Y5 paid House CS Committee will re- write the bill proposed by the Kennedy administration to and conflicting dual pay laws and rules. Every witness before, the Approved For Release 2005/05/18 : CIA-RDP66B00403R000500010003-1 WASHINGTON DAILY NEWS - 1 August 1963 9 to 4:30 Veterans May Win Changes in Old Law By JOHN CRAMER Major veterans organizations seem almost certain to win substantial changes in the legislation the- Ad, ministration has proposed to mod%-Ayge These laws control the total of combined retired pay and salary which can be drawn by retired military peo- ple in civilian Government jobs. They place a $2500 limit on some, a $10,000 limit what- ever, and no limit whatever on many others. The veterans groups don't oppose Administration pro- posals to make almost all future military retirees hired by Government subject Y uniform formula and r they would draw ful ci n: But they strongly object to proposals for the elimination of veterans preference for military careerists hired in the future. This preference takes two forms: ? Hiring preference for veterans over non-veterans. ? On-the-job preference which lets the veteran count his military service towards extra annual leave in a civil. ian Government job, extra job retention credits, and ex- tra Civil Service retirement benefits. PROPOSAL The Administration has pro- posed that this preference be eliminated for almost "ail vet- erans with at least ti years of continuous military service.. Only exception would be those witl mat-connected . disability. Without exception, the major veterans groups have told Congress that this ex- ception is too narrow. All have urged that it be broad- ened to include all types of service-connected disability. Without exception, too, the veterans groups have recom- mended that present hiring r rence be dfYhtiniled far all Veterans, regrdle of the length of their military serv- ice. But on the matter of on-the- job preference, the veterans groups disagree. The AMVETS want it con- tinued for all veterans except those retired for length of The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War propose that only military service in time of war should count towards extra leave, retention credit, and retire- ment benefits in civilian jobs. 30-Year Bill Civil Service Commission Chairman John Macy yester- day told the House Civil Serv- ice Committee there's "no demonstrable social need" for the so-called 30-year retire- ment bills for Federal em- ployes. These bills would let 30- year-employes retire, on un- reduced annuities at age 55-= o? ?2'Ven earlier. Despite Administration op-` position, tl1 seem increas- i gly likely to win Congres- onal approval this year. Mr. -Macy told the Commit tee "there's growing- belief "that it is important for the economic good of our country that the skills and exper- ience of older people be util- ized rather than wasted in retirement." Also, he said, medical authorities "stress the psychological importance of keeping older people en- gaged in useful and needed work as long as they are physically able." The CSC chairman also made a pitch for the Admin- istration bill to bolster the Civil S e r v i c e Retirement Fund by requiring grad u a 11 y stepped-up contribu- tions from Federal agencies. Insiders hint that official opposition to the 30-year bill might vanish quickly if Con- gress decided to vote the re- financing plan along with it. OTHERS Other witnesses yesterday included: Vaux Owen, president of the National Federation of Federal Employes-He saw the 30-year bill as a weapon against unemploy- ment brought on by auto- mation. John F. Griner, president of the AFL-CIO American Federation of Government Employes-He said the issue is a simple one: "If the Fed- eral Government makes the Civil Service attractive enough for an employe to remain in his job until age 60, future requirements will not be unduly increased by the 30-year bill." Henry Stoffer, executive vice president of the National League of Postmasters-He said the League favors ini- tially restricting 30-year re- tirement to employes who have reached 55. This, he said, would provide a test which would demonstrate whether earlier Metrement - is frable. Approved For Release 2005/05/18 : CIA-RDP66B00403R000500010003-1